||Tom exhibited one of the most diversified gridiron repertoires in WHS history. Not only did he complete his prep career with 1,523 rushing yards, he played superbly at defensive back, punted and place kicked. "Tommie's" combination of trips to paydirt and boots through the uprights produced a school record 137 points during the '74 season. After an "All-Big 9" berth defensively as a junior, he earned first team all-league recognition at three positions as a senior - running back, defensive back and place kicker.
In addition to starring in football, the 6'1", 181-lb. athlete was an outstanding hitter and two-year starter for the Panther baseball squad.
At Washington State University, Tom was converted to defensive end despite being undersized for the position. He was a mainstay for the Cougar defense as a starter for two seasons.
- Caricatures of inductees as they appeared while involved in WHS athletics and the synopsis of accomplishments are drawn and written by Jeff Mertes.