Football star to be honored with street sign in Michigan City

2013-10-22T14:15:00Z 2013-10-22T23:45:07Z Football star to be honored with street sign in Michigan CityStan Maddux Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
October 22, 2013 2:15 pm  • 

Michigan City will dedicate a street to a former local football star who went on to play in the Super Bowl.

A two-block stretch of Wabash Street beside Ames Field where the high school football team plays its games will be renamed Tom Nowatzke Way.

Nowatzke, a running back, graduated from Elston High School and went on to play for Indiana University and the Baltimore Colts, scoring a touchdown in Super Bowl V to help his team defeat the Dallas Cowboys 16 to 13.

“He's an inspiration for other individuals in our community,” said mayor Ron Meer.

Meer said four brown Tom Nowatske Way signs will go up at the intersections that run along the west side of Ames Field and be placed underneath the current green street signs.

Nowatzke, 71, is now a business owner living in the Detroit area.

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