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Thurman Thomas

Thurman Lee Thomas (twitter: @thurmanthomas)

Position: RB
Height: 5-10    Weight: 200 lbs.

Born: May 16, 1966 in Houston, TX
High School: Willowridge
College: Oklahoma St.   (school history)    (Thomas college stats)
Drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the 2nd round (40th overall) of the 1988 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 112 (55th overall since 1950)
5-time Pro Bowler & 2-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 2007, finalist in 2006

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Other SR Links: College Football at Sports-Reference.com


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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 16, 2014 1:25PM
All-Time Rank: #101. Jim Kelly… #102. Aeneas Williams… #103. Johnny Robinson… #104. THURMAN THOMAS… #105. Norm Van Brocklin… #106. Carl Eller… #107. Frank Gifford… 

Rushing & Receiving

Games Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb AV
1988 22 BUF RB 34 15 15 207 881 2 37 4.3 58.7 13.8 18 208 11.6 0 34 1.2 13.9 1089 2 9 9
1989* 23 BUF RB 34 16 16 298 1244 6 38 4.2 77.8 18.6 60 669 11.2 6 74 3.8 41.8 1913 12 7 16
1990*+ 24 BUF RB 34 16 16 271 1297 11 80 4.8 81.1 16.9 49 532 10.9 2 63 3.1 33.3 1829 13 6 20
1991*+ 25 BUF RB 34 15 15 288 1407 7 33 4.9 93.8 19.2 62 631 10.2 5 50 4.1 42.1 2038 12 5 20
1992* 26 BUF RB 34 16 16 312 1487 9 44 4.8 92.9 19.5 58 626 10.8 3 43 3.6 39.1 2113 12 6 19
1993* 27 BUF RB 34 16 16 355 1315 6 27 3.7 82.2 22.2 48 387 8.1 0 37 3.0 24.2 1702 6 6 13
1994 28 BUF RB 34 15 15 287 1093 7 29 3.8 72.9 19.1 50 349 7.0 2 28 3.3 23.3 1442 9 1 12
1995 29 BUF RB 34 14 14 267 1005 6 49 3.8 71.8 19.1 26 220 8.5 2 60 1.9 15.7 1225 8 6 8
1996 30 BUF RB 34 15 15 281 1033 8 36 3.7 68.9 18.7 26 254 9.8 0 69 1.7 16.9 1287 8 1 7
1997 31 BUF RB 34 16 16 154 643 1 24 4.2 40.2 9.6 30 208 6.9 0 30 1.9 13.0 851 1 2 5
1998 32 BUF rb 34 14 3 93 381 2 17 4.1 27.2 6.6 32 26 220 8.5 1 26 1.9 15.7 601 3 0 6
1999 33 BUF rb 34 5 3 36 152 0 31 4.2 30.4 7.2 5 3 37 12.3 1 23 0.6 7.4 189 1 0 1
2000 34 MIA 34 9 0 28 136 0 25 4.9 15.1 3.1 24 16 117 7.3 1 15 1.8 13.0 253 1 1 2
Career 182 160 2877 12074 65 80 4.2 66.3 15.8 61 472 4458 9.4 23 74 2.6 24.5 16532 88 50 138
12 yrs BUF 173 160 2849 11938 65 80 4.2 69.0 16.5 37 456 4341 9.5 22 74 2.6 25.1 16279 87 49 136
1 yr MIA 9 0 28 136 0 25 4.9 15.1 3.1 24 16 117 7.3 1 15 1.8 13.0 253 1 1 2

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
1988 22 BUF RB 34 15 15 0 9 1 0 0
1989* 23 BUF RB 34 16 16 0 7 2 0 0
1990*+ 24 BUF RB 34 16 16 0 6 2 0 0
1991*+ 25 BUF RB 34 15 15 0 5 0 0 0
1992* 26 BUF RB 34 16 16 0 6 1 0 0
1993* 27 BUF RB 34 16 16 0 6 1 0 0
1994 28 BUF RB 34 15 15 0 1 2 0 0
1995 29 BUF RB 34 14 14 0 6 0 0 0
1996 30 BUF RB 34 15 15 0 1 1 0 0
1997 31 BUF RB 34 16 16 0 2 0 0 0
2000 34 MIA 34 9 0 0 1 0 0 0
Career 182 160 0 50 10 0 0
12 yrs BUF 173 160 0 49 10 0 0
1 yr MIA 9 0 0 1 0 0 0

Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
1993* 27 BUF RB 34 16 16 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
2000 34 MIA 34 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 -2.00 -2.00 100.0
Career 182 160 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 1 2 -1.00 -1.00 50.0
12 yrs BUF 173 160 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
1 yr MIA 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 -2.00 -2.00 100.0

Comeback and game-winning drive numbers are based on research by Scott Kacsmar, as described in parts I, II, and III on the blog.

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
1988 22 BUF RB 34 15 15 2 2 12
1989* 23 BUF RB 34 16 16 6 6 12 72
1990*+ 24 BUF RB 34 16 16 11 2 13 78
1991*+ 25 BUF RB 34 15 15 7 5 12 72
1992* 26 BUF RB 34 16 16 9 3 12 72
1993* 27 BUF RB 34 16 16 6 6 36
1994 28 BUF RB 34 15 15 7 2 9 54
1995 29 BUF RB 34 14 14 6 2 8 48
1996 30 BUF RB 34 15 15 8 8 48
1997 31 BUF RB 34 16 16 1 1 6
1998 32 BUF rb 34 14 3 2 1 3 18
1999 33 BUF rb 34 5 3 1 1 6
2000 34 MIA 34 9 0 1 1 6
Career 182 160 65 23 88 528
12 yrs BUF 173 160 65 22 87 522
1 yr MIA 9 0 1 1 6

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3 Walter Payton*, LaDainian Tomlinson, Eric Dickerson*, William Andrews, Clinton Portis, Chuck Foreman, Jim Brown*, Ricky Watters, Terrell Davis, Gale Sayers*
4 Jim Brown*, Walter Payton*, Chuck Foreman, Edgerrin James, William Andrews, Emmitt Smith*, Terrell Davis, LaDainian Tomlinson, Marcus Allen*, Larry Brown
5 Jim Brown*, Emmitt Smith*, LaDainian Tomlinson, Chuck Foreman, Lenny Moore*, Terrell Davis, Larry Brown, William Andrews, Ricky Watters, Tony Dorsett*
6 Jim Brown*, Emmitt Smith*, Lenny Moore*, Barry Sanders*, Marshall Faulk*, Chuck Foreman, Edgerrin James, LaDainian Tomlinson, Tony Dorsett*, Larry Brown
7 Barry Sanders*, Emmitt Smith*, Marshall Faulk*, Jim Brown*, Edgerrin James, LaDainian Tomlinson, Lenny Moore*, Roger Craig, Eric Dickerson*, Ricky Watters
8 Emmitt Smith*, Barry Sanders*, Edgerrin James, Jim Brown*, Bobby Mitchell*, Walter Payton*, Eric Dickerson*, Roger Craig, Lenny Moore*, Ricky Watters
9 Emmitt Smith*, Edgerrin James, Lenny Moore*, Walter Payton*, Bobby Mitchell*, Barry Sanders*, Roger Craig, Jim Brown*, Ricky Watters, Eric Dickerson*
10 Emmitt Smith*, Lenny Moore*, Edgerrin James, Tiki Barber, Roger Craig, Walter Payton*, Eric Dickerson*, Bobby Mitchell*, Ricky Watters, Barry Sanders*
11 Lenny Moore*, Emmitt Smith*, Edgerrin James, Tiki Barber, Roger Craig, Eric Dickerson*, Bobby Mitchell*, Walter Payton*, Ricky Watters, Tony Dorsett*
12 Lenny Moore*, Edgerrin James, Emmitt Smith*, Tiki Barber, Roger Craig, Eric Dickerson*, Bobby Mitchell*, Frank Gifford*, Ricky Watters, Barry Sanders*
13 Lenny Moore*, Edgerrin James, Emmitt Smith*, Tiki Barber, Roger Craig, Frank Gifford*, Eric Dickerson*, Bobby Mitchell*, Ricky Watters, Barry Sanders*
Career Edgerrin James, Tiki Barber, Emmitt Smith*, Lenny Moore*, Roger Craig, Eric Dickerson*, Ricky Watters, Marshall Faulk*, Barry Sanders*, Tony Dorsett*

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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

All-Pro Teams

Fantasy

Year Age G FantPos FantPt VBD PosRank OvRank
1988 22 15 RB 121 29
1989 23 16 RB 263 143 2 3
1990 24 16 RB 261 133 2 4
1991 25 15 RB 276 155 2 2
1992 26 16 RB 283 174 2 2
1993 27 16 RB 206 93 3 7
1994 28 15 RB 198 71 7 17
1995 29 14 RB 171 31 17 47
1996 30 15 RB 177 48 11 32
1997 31 16 RB 91 40
1998 32 14 RB 78 40
1999 33 5 RB 25 86
2000 34 9 RB 31 67
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