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Zach Thomas

Zachary Michael Thomas

Position: LB
Height: 5-11    Weight: 230 lbs.

Born: September 1, 1973 in Pampa, TX
High School: White Deer, Pampa
College: Texas Tech   (school history)    (Thomas college stats)
Drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the 5th round (154th overall) of the 1996 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 118 (39th overall since 1950)

Relatives: Brother-In-Law of Jason Taylor
7-time Pro Bowler & 5-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)

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Fine Details  · Last updated Mar 23, 2015 11:04AM
All-Time Rank: #350. Rosey Grier… #351. Tom Brady… #352. Jon Kolb… #353. ZACH THOMAS… #354. Carson Palmer… #355. Jim Lachey… #356. Don Meredith… 

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
1996 23 MIA MLB 54 16 16 3 64 1 27 0 2 0 2 7 0 2.0 120 34 10
1997 24 MIA MLB 54 15 15 1 10 0 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.5 78 50 7
1998+ 25 MIA MLB 54 16 16 3 21 2 17 0 2 0 0 0 0 2.0 86 51 19
1999*+ 26 MIA MLB 54 16 16 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 80 53 16
2000* 27 MIA mlb 54 11 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.5 58 41 9
2001* 28 MIA MLB 54 15 15 2 51 1 34 4 2 0 0 0 0 3.0 94 60 13
2002*+ 29 MIA MLB 54 16 16 1 7 0 7 4 0 0 1 22 0 0.5 101 55 14
2003*+ 30 MIA MLB 54 15 15 3 21 0 19 10 1 0 2 0 0 1.0 84 68 17
2004 31 MIA MLB 54 13 13 0 0 0 0 4 2.0 85 60 8
2005* 32 MIA MLB 54 14 14 1 0 0 0 3 4 0 1 0 0 2.0 104 54 15
2006*+ 33 MIA rlb 54 16 16 1 -4 0 -4 8 2 0 0 0 0 3.0 103 62 15
2007 34 MIA mlb 54 5 5 0 0 0 0 2 1.0 42 10 2
2008 35 DAL MOLB 55 16 14 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 1.0 65 29 7
Career 184 182 17 170 4 34 38 16 0 8 29 0 20.5 1100 627 149
12 yrs MIA 168 168 17 170 4 34 35 16 0 7 29 0 19.5 1035 598 145
1 yr DAL 16 14 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 1.0 65 29 7

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
1997 24 MIA MLB 1 1
1998+ 25 MIA MLB 2 2 0 0 1 0 0
1999*+ 26 MIA LB,MLB 2 2 1.0
2000* 27 MIA MLB 2 2
2001* 28 MIA MLB 1 1
Career 8 8 0 0 1 0 0 1.0

Kick & Punt Returns

Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1996 23 MIA MLB 54 16 16 1 17 0 17 17.0 17
1999*+ 26 MIA MLB 54 16 16 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
Career 184 182 2 32 0 17 16.0 32
12 yrs MIA 168 168 2 32 0 17 16.0 32
1 yr DAL 16 14 0

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
1996 23 MIA MLB 54 16 16 1 1 6
1998+ 25 MIA MLB 54 16 16 2 2 12
2001* 28 MIA MLB 54 15 15 1 1 6
Career 184 182 4 4 24
12 yrs MIA 168 168 4 4 24
1 yr DAL 16 14 0

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10 Jack Lambert*, Randy Gradishar, Junior Seau*, Mike Singletary*, Jack Ham*, Isiah Robertson, Mo Lewis, Derrick Thomas*, Sam Mills, Nick Buoniconti*
11 Jack Lambert*, Jack Ham*, Junior Seau*, Mike Singletary*, Sam Mills, Randy Gradishar, Derrick Thomas*, Isiah Robertson, Nick Buoniconti*, Mo Lewis
12 Jack Lambert*, Junior Seau*, Jack Ham*, Mike Singletary*, Sam Mills, Nick Buoniconti*, Isiah Robertson, Rickey Jackson*, Randy Gradishar, Derrick Thomas*
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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

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