|No. 61, 62, 74, 77|
|Center / Long snapper / Tackle|
|Date of birth:December 2, 1959|
|Place of birth: Mankato, Minnesota|
|Date of death: March 5, 2000|
|Place of death: Houston, Texas|
|Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)||Weight: 284 lb (129 kg)|
|College: North Dakota|
|NFL Draft: 1981 / Round: 5 / Pick: 124|
|Debuted in 1981 for the Kansas City Chiefs|
|Last played in 1984 for the Pittsburgh Maulers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 1981|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Todd Thomas (born December 2, 1959 in Mankato, Minnesota) was a gridiron football player. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round of the 1981 NFL Draft. He played college football at North Dakota.
He played tackle at North Dakota and also served as the long snapper. Thomas was named to the first team All-American squad in 1980. In 1981 he graduated with a degree in chemical engineering. He was inducted into the University of North Dakota Letterwinners Association Hall of Fame in 2000.
Kansas City Chiefs Edit
The Kansas City Chiefs drafted Thomas in the fifth round (124th overall) in the 1981 NFL Draft. He played in 15 regular season games for the 1981 Chiefs as their long snapper. During a game against the Miami Dolphins on December 13, Thomas incurred a dislocated shoulder. He was placed on injured reserve on December 15 through the remainder of the 1981 season. On September 6, 1982 the Chiefs released him.
After two seasons in the USFL, Thomas returned to the NFL in July 1984 as a center/guard with the Philadelphia Eagles and was assigned jersey number 61. On August 14, 1984, he was placed on the injured reserve list with a herniated disc
New Jersey GeneralsEdit
Thomas signed with the New Jersey Generals of the United States Football League on October 15, 1982. He started in 11 games and played in all 18 games during their 1983 Inaugural Season and was frequently used as a blocking tight end.
Arizona Wranglers Edit
On February 14, 1984, the New Jersey Generals traded Thomas to the Arizona Wranglers for linebacker Don Goode. Thomas played in five games for the Wranglers as a tackle/tight end, and then was released in May 1984.
- ↑ Van Sickle, Gary Badgers star for Sioux The Milwaukee Journal, October 9, 1980, accessed August 12, 2011
- ↑ Thomas named All-American The Milwaukee Journal, December 18, 1980, accessed August 12, 2011
- ↑ University of North Dakota Letterwinners Association Hall of Fame
- ↑ 1981 NFL Draft, Round 5
- ↑ http://www.nfl.com/player/toddthomas/2527290/profile
- ↑ Levy, Marv (2004). Where Else Would You Rather Be, p. 245. Sports Publishing L.L.C., ISBN 1-58261-797-X.
- ↑ Dolphins Win Playoff Spot; Topple Chiefs The News and Courier, December 14, 1981, accessed August 12, 2011
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Balzer, Howard (1984). USFL Guide and Register, p. 393. The Sporting News., ISBN 0-89204-171-4.
- ↑ Eagles sign Thomas Gettysburg Times, July 23, 1984, accessed February 2, 2012
- ↑ Parcells names Simms top quarterback, blasts Carson Record-Journal, August 15, 1984, accessed August 12, 2011
- ↑ Generals Trade 2 And Release 10 The New York Times, February 14, 1984, accessed August 12, 2011
- ↑ TRANSACTIONS Spokane Chronicle, May 19, 1984, accessed August 12, 2011
- ↑ Cook, Ron Correal shocked by release The Pittsburgh Press, June 8, 1984, accessed August 12, 2011
- ↑ 1984 Pittsburgh Maulers Roster