Blugold Hall of Fame
Tom Saskowski ranks as one of the best pass receivers in school history. A 6-1, 215-pound tight end who caught passes from Kevin Bohlig and Jess Cole, Saskowski held the school records for passes caught in a single season, receiving yards in both a season and career and TD receptions in both a season and career when he graduated.
A former St. Francis (Wisconsin) High School first team all-state receiver, Saskowski was the Blugold team MVP in 1984, his senior season, as the Blugolds completed one of the best four-year runs in school history under Coach Walker. During Saskowski's career, the Blugolds produced a 26-6 conference mark with two league titles and a 31-10 overall record. Saskowski led the WSUC in pass receiving in 1984 with 46 catches for 817 yards and 10 TDs in eight games while ranking second in league scoring. His season TD total of 12 that year still stands as the school record for TD receptions while his yardage total of 971 that year is second. His 19 career TD receptions still ranks second as does his career total of 2,232 yards.
As a result of his record-setting production in 1984, Saskowski was named to the All-Conference and NAIA All-District 14 first teams and the NAIA All-America second team.
Saskowski is currently a Project Manager in Global Information Systems for Harley-Davidson Motor Company where he has been employed since 1997. His first two positions, after his graduation from UWEC as a management information systems major, were as a programmer analyst at Jacobus Company (1987-89) and a systems analyst at Rite-Hite Corporation (1989-97).
Saskowski and his wife Lori, a registered nurse, have four children: Abbey, 16; twins Molly and Hannah, 13; and Emma, 10.