Sunday, February 04, 2007

Thurman Thomas makes the Hall of Fame

The 2007 Hall of Fame inductees have been announced, and congrats go out to Thurman Thomas, long-time Buffalo Bills running back, who was elected into the hall of fame along side Michael Irvin, Gene Hickerson, Bruce Matthews, Charlie Sanders and Roger Wehrli.

For those out there who just remember his 3 bad Super Bowl performances (He had a game high 135 yards rushing in Super Bowl XXV, along with 55 yards receiving), Thomas was the league's most valuable player in 1991, when he gained more than 2,000 yards from scrimmage. When he retired in 2000, he ranked sixth all-time in career yards from scrimmage (16,532), with 12,074 yards rushing. Only Emmitt Smith and Barry Sanders ran for more yards in the 1990s. He currently ranks 12th on the all-time rushing list, and 8th in yards from Scrimmage with 16,532. Thurman also ranks 2nd among all NFL running backs with 472 career pass receptions, and 4th in receiving yards with 4,458. In the playoffs, he had 1442 rushing years and 21 touchdowns. He was also elected to 5 straight pro bowl appearances.

Here are some interesting links worth checking out:

Thurman Thomas video highlights on the Buffalo Bills official website (must have RealPlayer)

Coverage of the selection on the Buffalo News website

Photo from Bills Daily

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