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Emmitt Thomas

Emmitt Earl Thomas

Position: DB
Height: 6-2    Weight: 192 lbs.

Born: June 3, 1943 in Angleton, TX
High School: Marshall
College: Bishop
5-time Pro Bowler & 1-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 2008

Playing Record

Coaching Results

Challenges
Year Age Tm Lg G W L T W-L% G plyf W plyf L plyf W-L% Rank Num Won Notes
2007 64 Atlanta Falcons NFL 3 1 2 0 .333 4 9 5
1 yr 3 1 2 0 .333 0 0 0 4.0 9 5

Games over .500: -1
Super Bowl Wins: 0
Overall Championships: 0
Conference Championships: 0
Division Championships: 0

Team's Ranks

Team Ranks in various categories, Lower ALWAYS indicates better performance.
Overall Offense Rushing Off Passing Off Defense Rushing Def Passing Def
Year Tm Tms WL% T/G Pts± Yds± Yds Pts GvA Att Yds TD Y/A FL Att Yds TD Int NY/A Yds Pts TkA Att Yds TD Y/A FR Att Yds TD Int nY/A
1995 PHI 30 6 11 18 13 25 21 24 2 4 3 6 26 26 29 28 19 29 4 15 3 21 19 16 15 3 3 2 1 8 4
1996 PHI 30 6 17 12 3 4 9 17 5 9 5 14 20 12 4 17 15 5 5 21 15 8 10 14 13 18 5 6 10 14 11
1997 PHI 30 20 24 22 7 5 19 20 9 10 18 10 24 4 6 9 16 17 13 24 19 22 25 22 22 18 5 7 11 18 9
1998 PHI 30 28 26 29 27 30 30 13 21 14 19 8 7 12 30 30 18 30 17 19 30 27 27 25 27 21 2 1 8 29 9
1999 GNB 31 12 9 15 16 9 10 26 27 21 10 18 18 2 7 9 28 12 19 20 3 25 22 25 12 7 14 18 11 4 26
2000 MIN 31 5 26 15 15 5 5 13 17 6 12 1 6 23 7 2 19 3 28 24 31 8 15 25 27 22 28 28 17 31 24
2001 MIN 31 26 31 28 26 12 24 30 28 25 20 10 27 10 7 9 27 13 27 26 31 24 30 31 31 24 5 18 7 31 27
2007 ATL 32 27 10 30 27 23 29 7 29 26 28 20 8 14 18 20 11 24 29 29 17 26 26 17 22 13 14 23 26 17 26
1 yr %tile 19 72 9 19 31 13 81 13 22 16 41 78 59 47 41 69 28 13 13 50 22 22 50 34 63 59 31 22 50 22

Full Coaching History

Year Age Level Employer Role
1979 36 College Central Missouri Defensive Coordinator
1980 37 College Central Missouri Secondary
1981 38 NFL St. Louis Cardinals TE/WR
1982 39 NFL St. Louis Cardinals TE/WR
1983 40 NFL St. Louis Cardinals TE/WR
1984 41 NFL St. Louis Cardinals TE/WR
1985 42 NFL St. Louis Cardinals TE/WR
1986 43 NFL Washington Redskins Wide Receivers
1987 44 NFL Washington Redskins Secondary
1988 45 NFL Washington Redskins Secondary
1989 46 NFL Washington Redskins Secondary
1990 47 NFL Washington Redskins Secondary
1991 48 NFL Washington Redskins Secondary
1992 49 NFL Washington Redskins Secondary
1993 50 NFL Washington Redskins Secondary
1994 51 NFL Washington Redskins Secondary
1995 52 NFL Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Coordinator
1996 53 NFL Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Coordinator
1997 54 NFL Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Coordinator
1998 55 NFL Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Coordinator
1999 56 NFL Green Bay Packers Defensive Coordinator
2000 57 NFL Minnesota Vikings Defensive Coordinator
2001 58 NFL Minnesota Vikings Defensive Coordinator
2002 59 NFL Atlanta Falcons Secondary
2003 60 NFL Atlanta Falcons Secondary
2004 61 NFL Atlanta Falcons Sr. Def. Asst./Secondary
2005 62 NFL Atlanta Falcons Sr. Def. Asst./Secondary
2006 63 NFL Atlanta Falcons Sr. Def. Asst./Secondary
2007 64 NFL Atlanta Falcons Defensive Backs/Interim Head Coach
2008 65 NFL Atlanta Falcons Asst. Head Coach/Secondary
2009 66 NFL Atlanta Falcons Asst. Head Coach/Secondary
2010 67 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Backs
2011 68 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Backs
2012 69 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Backs
2013 70 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Backs
2014 71 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Backs

Challenges

Date Down ToGo Location Detail
2007-09-23 3 5 3-5 ATL 13 U Jake Delhomme pass complete short right to DeShaun Foster for 13 yards, touchdown.
ATL challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was upheld.
2007-09-30 3 7 3-7 HTX 39 O Joey Harrington pass complete short left to Warrick Dunn for 6 yards (tackle by Morlon Greenwood).
ATL challenged the first down ruling, and the play was overturned: Joey Harrington pass complete short left to Warrick Dunn for 7 yards (tackle by Morlon Greenwood)
2007-09-30 2 13 2-13 ATL 13 O Matt Schaub for 13 yards, touchdown.
ATL challenged the runner broke the plane ruling, and the play was overturned: Matt Schaub up the middle for 12 yards (tackle by Chris Crocker)
2007-10-15 2 12 2-12 ATL 13 O Eli Manning pass complete short middle to Amani Toomer for 7 yards (tackle by DeAngelo Hall).
ATL challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was overturned: Eli Manning pass incomplete short middle intended for Amani Toomer (defended by DeAngelo Hall)
2007-11-04 3 11 3-11 ATL 26 U Joey Harrington pass complete short right to Laurent Robinson for 10 yards (tackle by Shawntae Spencer).
ATL challenged the first down ruling, and the play was upheld.
2007-11-18 2 7 2-7 ATL 41 O Byron Leftwich pass complete short middle to Warrick Dunn for 4 yards (tackle by Derrick Brooks). Warrick Dunn fumbles (forced by Derrick Brooks), recovered by Cato June at ATL-49 (tackle by Warrick Dunn).
ATL challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was overturned: Byron Leftwich pass incomplete short middle intended for Warrick Dunn (defended by Derrick Brooks)
2007-12-10 3 11 3-11 NOR 34 U Chris Redman pass incomplete short left intended for Laurent Robinson.
ATL challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was upheld.
2007-12-16 3 4 3-4 TAM 45 O Michael Bennett right end for 5 yards (tackle by Keith Brooking).
ATL challenged the first down ruling, and the play was overturned: Michael Bennett right end for 3 yards (tackle by Keith Brooking)
2007-12-23 ATL 30 U Michael Koenen kicks off 60 yards, returned by Sean Morey for 40 yards (tackle by Daren Stone).
ATL challenged the runner was in bounds ruling, and the play was upheld.
2007Challenges: 9 Overturned: 5 Upheld: 4
TotalChallenges: 9 Overturned: 5 Upheld: 4

Worked For

NFL head coaches this coach worked under in his career.
Name Role
Romeo Crennel Defensive Backs
Joe Gibbs Wide Receivers, Secondary
Dennis Green Defensive Coordinator
Todd Haley Defensive Backs
Jim Hanifan TE/WR
Jim Mora Sr. Def. Asst./Secondary
Richie Petitbon Secondary
Bobby Petrino Defensive Backs/Interim Head Coach
Dan Reeves Secondary
Andy Reid Defensive Backs
Ray Rhodes Defensive Coordinator
Mike Smith Asst. Head Coach/Secondary
Norv Turner Secondary