Hall of Fame Inductee - Roy Nothnagel
Perhaps the most dominating football player in Quincy High's history,
Leroy Nothnagel achieved every individual, local, state and national
honor possible. On offense Quincy High scored 18 times running behind
Nothnagel's blocking. On defense, he was involved in 168 tackles in only
8 games during his senior year a season that saw Quincy roll up a
record of 7-1. The honors came fast and furious from there. Nothnagel
was selected to play in the 1959 Prep North-South All-American game in
Baton Rouge, Louisiana. During the contest Nothnagel was the game's
leading tackler, scored a safety and was named as the game's most
valuable lineman. Nothnagel played in a second All-American game and was
again the game's leading tackler, recording three sacks and recovering a
fumble. He was named first team All-State and All-American for his work
as an offensive and defensive lineman in 1958, and received over 20
scholarship offers before deciding on the University of Iowa.
Unfortunately, Nothnagel's football career was cut short by back and
neck injuries suffered in an automobile accident.
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