Born on April 12, 1947
Gary, IN
Inducted On
May 18, 2003
Location Inducted
Merrillville, IN
Region Number
Gary Lew Wallace
Merit - Official
Gary Lew Wallace
Ball State University 1969; Purdue University MS 1973
Played football 2 years; officiated intramural and local basketball and football games.
Principal at Merrillville Intermediate School; father, Eddie Herbert, also spent 20 years as a Big Ten official; officiated Rose Bowl game in 1984 with his father.
Wife, Linda; children, Dave and Lisa.
Merit Contributor - Official: Tom became a member of the Big Ten in 1978. He served 30 years on the field in the Big Ten as a Backjudge. He had 17 bowls including 4 Orange Bowls, 2 Fiesta Bowls, 4 Holiday Bowls and 1 Rose Bowl. He was chosen to officiate a couple significant games - Number 1 ranked Notre Dame at Number 2 ranked Michigan and Number 2 ranked Michigan at Number 1 ranked Ohio State. He had 7 Ohio State vs Michigan games while he was on the field. Tom has been a replay official for over 15 years. He has 12 bowl games as a replay official including 3 Semi-National Championship games and 2 National Championships.