Gordon C.


Gordon C.LockbaumZoom


Holy Cross Varsity Club Hall of Fame

Year of Graduation: 1988

Year of Induction: 1993

Sport: Football

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 also 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 selected to play in the Senior Bowl, the East-West Classic and the Blue-Gray game following his senior season, and was an NCAA Scholar-Athlete Top Six honoree. Chosen as Crusader of the Year in 1988, Lockbaum led his teams to two Lambert Cups (1986 and 1987), an undefeated season in 1987 (11-0) and the No. 1 ranking in the final 1987 NCAA and Sports Network polls.  He was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the ninth round on the 1988 NFL Draft.

Lockbaum was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2001, the Crusader Football Legends Ring of Honor in 2010 and the ECAC Hall of Fame in 2017.

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