EHLERS, TOM S.

TOM S. EHLERS                                             

Inducted:  August 13, 1988 in South Bend, IN 

Date of Birth:  July 14, 1952 in South Bend, IN

High School Attended:   South Bend Adams   Graduated:  1970

High School Honors:  Played football, basketball, and track; Second team All-Conference as quarterback.

College Attended:  University of Kentucky      Graduated:  1974

College Honors:  3-year starter at linebacker; All-Conference; lead team in tackles senior year; captain of 1974 Wildcats; still holds a school record for most tackles in a game.

Professional Athletic Background:  Drafted by Philadelphia Eagles; captain of special teams; spent 3 1/2 years with Dick Vermeila and was traded to Chuck Knox of Buffalo Bills; injured last two seasons with a knee operation and the following year a neck injury; retired from football 1980.

Family:  Wife, Gwen; children, Jessica, Eric, and Andrew.