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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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All-Time Rank: #47. Fran Tarkenton… #48. Terry Bradshaw… #49. Night Train Lane… #50. DERRICK THOMAS… #51. Don Maynard… #52. Mel Blount… #53. Anthony Munoz… 

Defense & Fumbles

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

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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NumYrs Players whose career was of similar quality and shape
3 Patrick Willis, Lawrence Taylor*, Sam Huff*, Sherrill Headrick, Jack Ham*, Jack Lambert*, Jon Beason, Brian Urlacher, Isiah Robertson, Clay Matthews
4 Patrick Willis, Dick Butkus*, Lawrence Taylor*, Isiah Robertson, Sam Huff*, Joe Schmidt*, Zach Thomas, Robert Brazile, Lance Briggs, Junior Seau
5 Patrick Willis, Dick Butkus*, Joe Schmidt*, Robert Brazile, Sam Huff*, Willie Lanier*, Jack Ham*, Mike Singletary*, Lawrence Taylor*, DeMarcus Ware
6 Dick Butkus*, Robert Brazile, Joe Schmidt*, Jack Ham*, Sam Huff*, Patrick Willis, Junior Seau, Zach Thomas, Mike Singletary*, DeMarcus Ware
7 Dick Butkus*, Jack Ham*, Joe Schmidt*, Robert Brazile, Patrick Willis, Zach Thomas, Bobby Bell*, Junior Seau, Lawrence Taylor*, Sam Huff*
8 Dick Butkus*, Jack Ham*, Joe Schmidt*, Bobby Bell*, Jack Lambert*, Robert Brazile, Lance Briggs, Zach Thomas, DeMarcus Ware, Isiah Robertson
9 Jack Ham*, Dick Butkus*, Jack Lambert*, Joe Schmidt*, Bobby Bell*, Lance Briggs, Robert Brazile, Chris Doleman*, Junior Seau, Isiah Robertson
10 Jack Ham*, Maxie Baughan, Bobby Bell*, Lance Briggs, Randy Gradishar, Junior Seau, Zach Thomas, Dick Butkus*, Jack Lambert*, Chris Hanburger*
11 Chris Hanburger*, Jack Ham*, Zach Thomas, Bobby Bell*, Maxie Baughan, Junior Seau, Jason Taylor, Lance Briggs, Chris Doleman*, Jack Lambert*
Career Bobby Bell*, Jack Lambert*, Randy Gradishar, Dick Butkus*, Maxie Baughan, Robert Brazile, Dave Robinson*, Jack Ham*, Chris Hanburger*, Andre Tippett*

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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

All-Pro Teams