Lockbaum Selected For Induction In ECAC Hall Of Fame

Holy Cross Athletics   03-10-2017

WORCESTER, Mass. – Former Holy Cross football standout Gordie Lockbaum (Class of 1988) has been selected for induction in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Hall of Fame. He is part of the ECAC Hall of Fame Class of 2017, which includes five student-athletes, four administrators / coaches and one team. This class will officially be inducted on Friday, April 28, at the ECAC Hall of Fame Gala and Induction Ceremony, which will be held at the Matrix Conference & Banquet Center in Danbury, Conn.

Lockbaum was a two-way standout for the Crusaders, in an era when the two-way player was a thing of the past. In his junior season he was named the ECAC Player of the Year, the New England Offensive Player of the Year, and the WTBS National Player of the Year. He finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy balloting. In his senior season he finished third in the Heisman Trophy balloting, second in the Maxwell Award voting, and was named the Football News Division I-AA Player of the Year. He was a two-time first team All-America selection, receiving recognition on offense, defense and special teams.

The only full-time two-way performer in major college football during the 1986 and 1987 seasons, he was in the game for 143 plays against Army in 1986 and scored six touchdowns in a Holy Cross victory over Dartmouth that same season. He graduated with his name on top of many Crusader record lists, including points in a season (132) and a career (264); touchdowns in a season (22) and a career (44); all-purpose yards in a season (2,173); receptions in a game (15), season (78) and career (135); and receiving yards gained in a season (1,152) and career (2,012). He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the ninth round, and was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2001, the Holy Cross Varsity Club Hall of Fame in 1993 and the Crusader Football Legends Ring of Honor in 2010.

For tickets to the ECAC Hall of Fame Gala and Induction Ceremony, click here.


In December, ESPN debuted the 30 for 30 Short "The Throwback," which tells the story of Lockbaum and how his prowess in multiple positions on the field caught the attention of the national media. Lockbaum and others, including then coach Mark Duffner and sportswriter Rick Reilly, look back on the heady days when he became a finalist for the Heisman Trophy twice, in 1986 and 1987.

Click here to watch The Throwback.


The Crusaders will look to contend for the Patriot League championship in 2017 with the return of 12 starters! Holy Cross is set to play five games at Fitton Field this fall, beginning with the home opener against New Hampshire on Sept. 16. Other key home dates will come against Lafayette (Sept. 30), Monmouth (Oct. 7), Colgate (Oct. 21) and Georgetown (Oct. 28).

To make sure you are there for every minute of the action this fall, purchase your 2017 season tickets today! For details, click here or call 1-844-GOCROSS.




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