Truly one of the most versatile athletes in BMHS history, Tom was an excellent basketball player, and all-around track athlete competing in relays, high and low hurdles, the high jump, and was our first champion caliber pole vaulter.
However, it was on the football field that Tom Chambers achieved greatness. He was a two-year starter on two excellent Bishop Moore Football Teams (1968 and 1969). He made the powerful Metro Conference All-Star Team, and was awarded the Metro Conference Defensive Player of the Year. He marched through the other All-Star selections, voted All-County, All-Region, and capped off the season by being named to the All-State Team.
In his last game as a Hornet, he played with tremendous courage, playing both offense and defense, making several outstanding catches. He led an exceptional defensive team that day, and that season, and for his efforts was named the Sentinel Bowl Defensive Player. Tom was selected to play in the Florida North/South All-Star Game. Starting in the defensive backfield, Tom intercepted a last-minute pass that set up the tying score. Tom was honored for his athletic talents by his fellow teammates and coaches with the Notre Dame award at the end of his senior year. Tom continued playing football at the University of Tampa.