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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-...): 115 (44th 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 Jul 16, 2014 1:25PM
All-Time Rank: #286. Priest Holmes… #287. Mike Munchak… #288. Art Powell… #289. ZACH THOMAS… #290. Steve Grogan… #291. Claude Humphrey… #292. Henry Jordan… 

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 AV
1996 23 MIA MLB 54 16 16 2.0 3 64 1 27 0 2 0 2 7 0 120 34 10
1997 24 MIA MLB 54 15 15 0.5 1 10 0 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 78 50 7
1998+ 25 MIA MLB 54 16 16 2.0 3 21 2 17 0 2 0 0 0 0 86 51 19
1999*+ 26 MIA MLB 54 16 16 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 80 53 16
2000* 27 MIA MLB 54 11 3 1.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 58 41 9
2001* 28 MIA MLB 54 15 15 3.0 2 51 1 34 4 2 0 0 0 0 94 60 13
2002*+ 29 MIA MLB 54 16 16 0.5 1 7 0 7 4 0 0 1 22 0 101 55 14
2003*+ 30 MIA MLB 54 15 15 1.0 3 21 0 19 10 1 0 2 0 0 84 68 17
2004 31 MIA MLB 54 13 13 2.0 0 0 0 0 4 85 60 8
2005* 32 MIA MLB 54 14 14 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 4 0 1 0 0 104 54 12
2006*+ 33 MIA MLB 54 16 16 3.0 1 -4 0 -4 8 2 0 0 0 0 103 62 15
2007 34 MIA mlb 54 5 5 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 42 10 2
2008 35 DAL RILB 55 16 14 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 65 29 7
Career 184 174 20.5 17 170 4 34 38 16 0 8 29 0 1100 627 149
12 yrs MIA 168 160 19.5 17 170 4 34 35 16 0 7 29 0 1035 598 142
1 yr DAL 16 14 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 65 29 7

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 184 174 2 32 0 17 16.0 32
12 yrs MIA 168 160 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 184 174 4 4 24
12 yrs MIA 168 160 4 4 24
1 yr DAL 16 14 0

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3 Patrick Willis, Isiah Robertson, Ted Hendricks*, John Mobley, Junior Seau, Bryan Cox, Kendrell Bell, Jack Lambert*, Derrick Thomas*, Brian Urlacher
4 Lance Briggs, Brian Urlacher, Isiah Robertson, Jon Beason, Mike Singletary*, Jack Lambert*, Joe Schmidt*, Willie Lanier*, Junior Seau, Clay Matthews
5 Brian Urlacher, Lance Briggs, Willie Lanier*, Randy Gradishar, Derrick Thomas*, Ted Hendricks*, Jack Lambert*, John Offerdahl, Mike Singletary*, Isiah Robertson
6 Ted Hendricks*, Bill George*, Willie Lanier*, Derrick Brooks*, Randy Gradishar, Brian Urlacher, Lance Briggs, Derrick Thomas*, Jack Ham*, Greg Lloyd
7 Willie Lanier*, Lance Briggs, Bill George*, Patrick Willis, Sam Huff*, Mike Singletary*, Jack Lambert*, Randy Gradishar, Jack Ham*, Sam Mills
8 Isiah Robertson, Bill George*, Willie Lanier*, Sam Huff*, Junior Seau, Brian Urlacher, Jack Lambert*, Jack Ham*, Jason Taylor, Mike Singletary*
9 Jack Lambert*, Willie Lanier*, Sam Huff*, Isiah Robertson, Junior Seau, Jason Taylor, Bill George*, Randy Gradishar, Derrick Thomas*, Jack Ham*
10 Jack Lambert*, Junior Seau, Jason Taylor, Sam Huff*, Randy Gradishar, Willie Lanier*, Jack Ham*, Mike Singletary*, Maxie Baughan, Bill Bergey
11 Jason Taylor, Jack Lambert*, Joe Schmidt*, Bill George*, Jack Ham*, Junior Seau, Chris Hanburger*, Derrick Thomas*, Mike Singletary*, Maxie Baughan
12 Jason Taylor, Jack Ham*, Joe Schmidt*, Chris Hanburger*, Jack Lambert*, Junior Seau, Mike Singletary*, Brian Urlacher, Maxie Baughan, Sam Mills
13 Jason Taylor, Joe Schmidt*, Jack Ham*, Chris Hanburger*, Isiah Robertson, Brian Urlacher, Jack Lambert*, Bobby Bell*, Mike Singletary*, Junior Seau
Career Joe Schmidt*, Jack Ham*, Isiah Robertson, Jack Lambert*, Chris Hanburger*, Bobby Bell*, Chuck Howley, Sam Mills, Mike Singletary*, Derrick Thomas*

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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

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