Thurman Thomas, NFL Alumni

Position: Running Back

High School: Willowridge High School

College: Oklahoma State

NFL Experience: 13 seasons

Age: 46

Born: Houston, TX

  • College Career Information 

  • In his career at Oklahoma State, Thomas had 4,595 career rushing yards and 43 touchdowns, including 21 100-yard rushing games
  • Was selected to the College Football All-America Team in 1985 and 1987 and placed 7th in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1987
  • Left Oklahoma State as the school’s all-time leading rusher and had his number (34) retired
  • NFL Career Information

  • Drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the 2nd Round (40th Overall) of the 1988 NFL Draft
  • Led the AFC in rushing in 1990, 1991, and 1993 and was AP NFL MVP in 1991
  • Selected to 5 straight Pro Bowls (1989-1993) and also played in 4 straight Super Bowls
  • Finished his career with 12,074 yards and 88 touchdown
  • Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007
  • Personal Information/Fuel Up to Play 60 Involvement

  • Has been involved with the Fuel Up to Play 60 program/ADADC for 3 years
  • Has participated in numerous school appearances promoting the Fuel Up to Play 60 program in several New York markets
  • Spoke at the 2011 ADADC Annual Board Meeting 
  • Has done several appearances in the Buffalo/Rochester, NY markets speaking to children about the “Breakfast in the Classroom” program

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