Tom Thayer
Date of birth: (1961-08-16) August 16, 1961 (age 58)
Place of birth: Joliet, Illinois
Career information
Position(s): Guard
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1983 / Round: 4 / Pick 91
 As player:
Chicago Blitz (USFL)
Arizona Wranglers (USFL)
Arizona Outlaws (USFL)
Chicago Bears
Miami Dolphins
Career highlights and awards
Awards: Super Bowl XX champion
Playing stats at

Thomas "Tom" Allen Thayer (born August 16, 1961 in Joliet, Illinois) is a former American-football center/guard. He played in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears and the Miami Dolphins.[1] He won a Super Bowl as a member of the 1985 Chicago Bears. Previously, he played in the United States Football League for the Chicago Blitz, Arizona Wranglers and the Arizona Outlaws from 1983 to 1985. He is currently the commentator on WBBM (AM) for Chicago Bears broadcasts and contributes to the Steve Dahl podcast from Chicago. Tom graduated from the Cathedral of Saint Raymond grade school in May 1975. He then attended Joliet Catholic High School and graduated in 1979. Thayer helped the Catholic High "Hilltoppers" to win consecutive 4A Illinois State football championships in 1977 and 1978. His brother-in-law is ex-Atlanta Falcon John Scully. Thayer currently lives in Chicago, Illinois. He is an avid surfer in the off season on Maui, Hawaii.


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