HERBERT, TOM

TOM HERBERT

Inducted:  May 18, 2003 in Merrillville, IN

Date of Birth:  April 12, 1947 in Gary, IN

High School Attended:  Gary Lew Wallace     Graduated:  1965

College Attended:  Ball State University       Graduated:  1969
                      Purdue University  MS                            1973

College Honors:  Played football 2 years; officiated intramural and local basketball and football games. 

Officiating Career:  Big Ten Official for 25 years; officiated in 10 Bowl Games in 13 years and more Big Ten games than any other football official; considered the "Dean" of Big 10 officials.

Special Recognition:  Principal at Merrillville Intermediate School; father, Eddie Herbert, also spent 20 years as a Big Ten official; officiated Rose Bowl game in 1984 with his father.

Family:  Wife, Linda; children, Dave and Lisa.