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Derrick Thomas

Derrick Vincent Thomas

Position: LB
Height: 6-3    Weight: 243 lbs.

Born: January 1, 1967 in Miami, FL
Died: February 8, 2000 in Miami, FL
High School: South Miami
College: Alabama   (school history)    (Thomas college stats)
Drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 1st round (4th overall) of the 1989 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 105 (84th overall since 1950)
9-time Pro Bowler & 2-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 2009, finalist in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

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Fine Details  · Last updated Mar 23, 2015 11:04AM
All-Time Rank: #87. Mike Haynes… #88. Joe Perry… #89. Jack Lambert… #90. DERRICK THOMAS… #91. Joe Namath… #92. Kurt Warner… #93. Emmitt Thomas… 

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty AV
1989* 22 KAN ROLB 58 16 16 3 0 1 0 0 10.0 75 0 12
1990*+ 23 KAN ROLB 58 15 15 6 0 2 14 0 20.0 63 0 18
1991*+ 24 KAN ROLB 58 16 15 4 0 4 23 1 13.5 79 0 17
1992* 25 KAN RLB/rolb 58 16 16 8 0 3 0 1 14.5 67 0 13
1993* 26 KAN ROLB 58 16 15 4 0 1 86 1 8.0 43 0 12
1994* 27 KAN RLB 58 16 15 3 0 3 11 0 11.0 65 6 1 13
1995* 28 KAN ROLB 58 15 15 2 0 1 0 0 8.0 48 5 12
1996* 29 KAN LOLB 58 16 14 4 0 1 0 0 13.0 47 8 12
1997* 30 KAN LOLB 58 12 10 3 0 0 0 0 9.5 28 6 1 9
1998 31 KAN LOLB 58 15 10 2 0 2 27 1 12.0 33 9 1 6
1999 32 KAN LLB 58 16 16 1 20 0 20 0 2 0 1 0 0 7.0 53 7 9
Career 169 157 1 20 0 20 0 41 0 19 161 4 126.5 601 41 3 133

Playoffs Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
1990*+ 23 KAN ROLB 1 1
1991*+ 24 KAN ROLB 2 2 2.0
1992* 25 KAN RLB 1 1 1.5
1993* 26 KAN RLB,ROLB,LOLB 3 3 2.0
1994* 27 KAN LLB 1 1 1.0
1995* 28 KAN LLB 1 1
1997* 30 KAN LOLB 1 1
Career 10 10 6.5

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1991*+ 24 KAN ROLB 58 16 15 1 1 6
1992* 25 KAN RLB/rolb 58 16 16 1 1 6
1993* 26 KAN ROLB 58 16 15 1 1 6
1994* 27 KAN RLB 58 16 15 1 2
1997* 30 KAN LOLB 58 12 10 1 2
1998 31 KAN LOLB 58 15 10 1 1 1 8
Career 169 157 4 4 3 30

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3 Patrick Willis, Sherrill Headrick, Jack Lambert*, Brian Urlacher, Clay Matthews, George Webster, E.J. Holub, Lofa Tatupu, Hugh Green, Dick Butkus*
4 Patrick Willis, Zach Thomas, Jack Ham*, Clay Matthews, Mike Stratton, Brian Urlacher, Sherrill Headrick, Chip Banks, Ray Lewis, Junior Seau*
5 Jack Ham*, Mike Singletary*, Isiah Robertson, Mike Stratton, Zach Thomas, Derrick Brooks*, Willie Lanier*, Nick Buoniconti*, Junior Seau*, Ray Lewis
6 Jack Ham*, Isiah Robertson, Zach Thomas, Mike Stratton, Mike Singletary*, Nick Buoniconti*, Jack Lambert*, Junior Seau*, Rickey Jackson*, Willie Lanier*
7 Jack Ham*, Isiah Robertson, Zach Thomas, Willie Lanier*, Mike Singletary*, Jack Lambert*, Junior Seau*, Mike Stratton, Andre Tippett*, Rickey Jackson*
8 Jack Ham*, Jack Lambert*, Zach Thomas, Willie Lanier*, Isiah Robertson, Junior Seau*, Mike Singletary*, Dick Butkus*, Rickey Jackson*, Mo Lewis
9 Jack Ham*, Jack Lambert*, Junior Seau*, Zach Thomas, Isiah Robertson, Willie Lanier*, Mike Singletary*, Mo Lewis, Rickey Jackson*, Randy Gradishar
10 Jack Ham*, Jack Lambert*, Junior Seau*, Zach Thomas, Mike Singletary*, Isiah Robertson, Mo Lewis, Willie Lanier*, Rickey Jackson*, Randy Gradishar
11 Jack Ham*, Zach Thomas, Isiah Robertson, Junior Seau*, Mo Lewis, Rickey Jackson*, Jack Lambert*, Mike Singletary*, Willie Lanier*, Sam Mills
Career Jack Lambert*, Andre Tippett*, Mo Lewis, Rickey Jackson*, Jack Ham*, Kevin Greene, Isiah Robertson, Zach Thomas, Junior Seau*, Randy Gradishar

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams