|Date of birth:August 29, 1980|
|Place of birth: Seattle, Washington|
|Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)||Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)|
|College: Montana State|
|NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 3 / Pick: 70|
|Debuted in 2004 for the Green Bay Packers|
|Roster status: Active|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2007|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at CFL.ca|
Joseph Elleweyn "Joey" Thomas (born August 29, 1980 in Seattle, Washington) is an American football cornerback of the National Football League who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Montana State.
Currently, Thomas is the head football coach at Ballard High School in Seattle.
Thomas attended John F. Kennedy High School in Burien, Washington and was a student and a letterman in football. In football, he played quarterback and defensive back, and as a quarterback, he was a two-time All-Area selection and a two-time All-State selection. As a junior defensive back, he had eight interceptions, which ranked second in the state. Thomas graduated from John F.Kennedy High School in 1999.
Green Bay PackersEdit
Thomas was drafted out of Montana State University in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. While playing a minor role in the Packers defense in his rookie year, his impressive play in the 2005 minicamps had Thomas in prime position to outseat fellow second year corner Ahmad Carroll for the No. 2 cornerback position.
Thomas was later waived by Green Bay on November 2, 2005.
New Orleans SaintsEdit
He was then picked up by the New Orleans Saints on November 3, 2005.
Thomas signed with the Oakland Raiders on May 3, 2010.