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Tommy Lewis (born 1932) of Greenville, Alabamamarker played fullback for the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 1951, 1952 and 1953 seasons. He wore number 34. He scored two touchdowns in the team's 1953 Orange Bowl Game victory (61-6) over Syracuse.

Cotton Bowl Game Notoriety

In the first quarter of the 1954 Cotton Bowl Game against Rice University, he scored his team’s only touchdown to give The Tide a 6-0 lead. Lewis is best remembered for his second quarter tackle of Rice’s halfback Dickey Moegle on a running play that started at the Rice 5 yard line. Moegle took the handoff and raced along the sideline near the Alabama bench. As Moegle passed midfield, Lewis, not wearing his helmet, impulsively sprang from the bench to bring down Moegle. Referees awarded Rice a touchdown on the play. Rice won the game, 28-6.


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