Tom Blake
Tom  Blake



Tom Blake

  • Stalwart offensive lineman on the successful UC teams of the late 1940s.
  • After playing as a freshman at Tennessee during World War II, he joined the UC varsity in 1946 and became the starting left tackle on the team that posted a 9-2 record and defeated Virginia Tech in the Sun Bowl.
  • Switched to right tackle for his final two seasons and earned a reputation for his hard-nosed play.
  • Team captain as a senior.
  • Inducted into the Sigma Sigma honorary.
  • UC Athletic Hall of Fame 1998