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    tom watkins-former dirty 30 fullback

    tommy watkins,former dirty 30 fullback, passed away yesterday. tom, was kind of a very shy person with a very amusing giggle passed away yesterday. tom was an excellent fullback on the cyclone dirty 30 football team ,was an all american footballer and went onto to play pro football with the detroit lions. after playing with the detriot lions,tommy became a very successful franchisee with the kentucky fried chicken chain.tommy was an interesting person with whom to play softball in the central iowa summer leagues. he could lay down a bunt and almost be across first base b4 the ball hit the ground. i had the privilege of playing softball with tom and i will always remember him with his famous watkins giggle. may the good lord be with the watkins family on the passing of tommy watkins,one of the great dirty 30 players in the late 1950's at iowa state...


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    God bless, thoughts & prayers to the family.


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    Re: tom watkins-former dirty 30 fullback

    ISU WBB freshman Fallon Ellis is Watkins' granddaughter.



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    Re: tom watkins-former dirty 30 fullback

    Quote Originally Posted by woodie View Post
    tommy watkins,former dirty 30 fullback, passed away yesterday. tom, was kind of a very shy person with a very amusing giggle passed away yesterday. tom was an excellent fullback on the cyclone dirty 30 football team ,was an all american footballer and went onto to play pro football with the detroit lions. after playing with the detriot lions,tommy became a very successful franchisee with the kentucky fried chicken chain.tommy was an interesting person with whom to play softball in the central iowa summer leagues. he could lay down a bunt and almost be across first base b4 the ball hit the ground. i had the privilege of playing softball with tom and i will always remember him with his famous watkins giggle. may the good lord be with the watkins family on the passing of tommy watkins,one of the great dirty 30 players in the late 1950's at iowa state...
    Tom Watkins remembers "Paper Tiger". Pretty nice stuff about Tom in this article. Tom Watkins Remembers "Paper Lion" - Iowa State University Athletics Official Web Site - www.CYCLONES.com - The home of Iowa State Cyclone Sports



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    Re: tom watkins-former dirty 30 fullback

    Oh my...I remember talking with Tom Watkins as a kid. My uncle introduced me to him back in the mid/late 70's and will always remember him as answering any and all of my questions with a with a rather quiet/shy 'yes sir', 'no sir', or giving me a short answer. Got my respect every time I had a conversation with him. He will be missed.

    My thoughts and prayers for him and his family. R.I.P. OUR Cyclone friend.


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    Re: tom watkins-former dirty 30 fullback

    Quote Originally Posted by woodie View Post
    tommy watkins,former dirty 30 fullback, passed away yesterday. tom, was kind of a very shy person with a very amusing giggle passed away yesterday. tom was an excellent fullback on the cyclone dirty 30 football team ,was an all american footballer and went onto to play pro football with the detroit lions. after playing with the detriot lions,tommy became a very successful franchisee with the kentucky fried chicken chain.tommy was an interesting person with whom to play softball in the central iowa summer leagues. he could lay down a bunt and almost be across first base b4 the ball hit the ground. i had the privilege of playing softball with tom and i will always remember him with his famous watkins giggle. may the good lord be with the watkins family on the passing of tommy watkins,one of the great dirty 30 players in the late 1950's at iowa state...

    Nice article about him: Watkins' Legacy Grows with Time - Iowa State University Athletics Official Web Site - www.CYCLONES.com - The home of Iowa State Cyclone Sports

    Also, Tom Watkins picture from 1960:
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    Re: tom watkins-former dirty 30 fullback

    Sad news, thanks for posting. Spent a lot of time in Beyer Hall as a kid and I'll always remember the picture of him on the wall, hope it is still there. Godspeed to the Watkins family.



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    Re: tom watkins-former dirty 30 fullback

    Thoughts and prayers to the Watkins family, we lost one of our all time great Cyclones.



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