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native of Independence, Ohio, Boerwinkle was the first 7-foot player in Tennessee history. He helped lead Tennessee to the 1967 SEC Championship with a 21-7 overall record and 15-3 league mark. Boerwinkle was first team All-SEC in 1967 and 1968 and in 1968 was named Helms Foundation first team All-America. He led UT in rebounding in 1967 (10.2) and 1968 (11.3). Boerwinkle was 4th overall pick by Chicago Bulls in the 1968 NBA Draft and played 10 seasons for Chicago (1968-78).
University of Tennessee nomination for 2003 Legends of SEC Basketball

Sounds like your standard success story, doesn't it? That Tom Boerwinkle was a two-time All-SEC selection and had a 10-year pro career with the Bulls is a nice story on the surface, but, once you look back at the entire picture, you get another perspective. It's a Horatio Alger story, one that, even 35 years later, gives you a good feeling.
Its also cool to know he remained in the Chicago area and is now living in west suburban Burr Ridge.
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