Joey Thomas
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-08-29) August 29, 1980 (age 39)
Place of birth: Seattle, Washington
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
College: Montana State
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 3 / Pick: 70
Debuted in 2004 for the Green Bay Packers
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 2x First-team All-Big Sky (2002-2003)
Career NFL statistics as of 2007
Tackles     34
Sacks     0.0
INT     0
Stats at
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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.

Thomas has also been a member of the New Orleans Saints, Dallas Cowboys, Edmonton Eskimos and Miami Dolphins.

Currently, Thomas is the head football coach at Ballard High School in Seattle.

Early yearsEdit

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.

Professional careerEdit

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.

Oakland RaidersEdit

Thomas signed with the Oakland Raiders on May 3, 2010.

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