Saturday, August 8, 2009
Derrick Thomas Death - Facebook Response - Derrick Thomos dies
This group is dedicated to the memory of former Chiefs linebacker Derrick Thomas (1967-2000), one of the greatest pass rushers to ever play the game and an all around great guy off the field.
Over his 11 year career Derrick Thomas put up some incredible numbers including: 126.5 sacks, 3 safeties, 45 forced fumbles, 19 fumble recoveries,4 touchdowns and 1 interceptions.
Thomas also holds the NFL record for most sacks in a single game (7), which Sports Illustrated and NFL Network put on there "Top 10 Records Never to Be Broken ".
Off the field Thomas was very active in the community. He along with Niel Smith, starting the "3rd and Long Foundation," whose purpose is to improve reading and learning abilities of disadvantaged school children around the Kansas City area.
On January 31, 2009 Derrick Thomas was finally inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame after five years of eligibility, Thomas is also a member of the Kansas City
Chiefs Hall of Fame.