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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