Former Tennessee basketball All-American Tom Boerwinkle passed away Tuesday at his home near Chicago following a lengthy illness. He was 67-years-old.
A native of Independence, Ohio, Boerwinkle was the first 7-foot player in Tennessee history. He helped lead coach Ray Mears’ Volunteers to the 1967 SEC Championship with a 21-7 overall record and 15-3 league mark. Boerwinkle was first-team All-SEC honoree in 1967 and 1968, and in 1968 he was named a Helms Foundation first-team All-American.