- Post by: mcalibrary
- December 18, 2023
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Tom “The Bomb” Alexander- Tommy Alexander has always had a little bit of recognition problem. Because he was surrounded by so many outstanding athletes, the tendancy was to give others the praise. However, even on the basis of his statistics, he belongs right there with the Doviak’s and Buchinski’s when the great quarterbacks of Mount Carmel High School are recalled.
Tom holds seven Mount Carmel High School passing reords. Among these are: The leading career pass completeiong percentage of 51.6%. The one season pass completion percentage of 56.76% in 1969. The fewest career interceptions. The most games with a pass completion. The most extra points rushing in one season. And the most extra points passed for in one season. In addition, he is among the top 10 in single game passing, single season passing, career passing, career and season touchdowns, and career and season completions.
He was, pure and simple, a winner. Is record as a quarterback form Mount Carmel teams was 57 and 1. His only loss came in the 1970 Eastern Conference championship game at Valley View when Valley View shocked the Tornadoes 14-8/ Putting his leadership role in perspective is a fact that in 25 years of coaching at Mount Carmel High School, Jazz Diminick allowed only one quarterback to call his own plays. That Quarterback was Tom Alexander.
After graduation, Tom quarterbacked for four years at Salem College in Salem., West Virginia. His record as a starting quarterback there was 20 wins, 8 losses and 2 ties.
“Tom the Bomb” is still a winner. He runs an auto dealership in Sunbury and lives on a farm in Paxinos, Pa.