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Emmitt Thomas

NameEmmitt Thomas
Color#bd0d18
Fontcolorblack
PositionCornerback
Number18
Birth DateJune 3, 1943(age 72)
Angleton, Texas
Undraftedyear1966
Debutyear1966
DebutteamKansas City Chiefs
Finalyear1978
FinalteamKansas City Chiefs
CollegeBishop
Teams * Kansas City Chiefs (1966-1978) As coach: * Central Missouri State (1979-1980) * St. Louis Cardinals (1981-1985)
(Assistant coach) * Washington Redskins (1986-1994)
(WR and DB coach) * Philadelphia Eagles (1995-1998)
(Defensive coordinator) * Green Bay Packers (1999)
(Defensive coordinator) * Minnesota Vikings (2000-2001)
(Defensive coordinator) * Atlanta Falcons (2002-2009)
(Assistant Head Coach and DB Coach) * Atlanta Falcons (2007)
(Interim Head Coach) * Kansas City Chiefs (2010-present)
(Defensive Backs coach)
Highlights * 5× Pro Bowl selection (1968, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975) * 2× First-team All-Pro selection (1974, 1975) * 2× Second-team All-Pro selection (1969, 1971) * 3× Super Bowl champion (IV, XXII, XXVI) * Chiefs Hall of Fame * Kansas City Chiefs #18 retired * Kansas City Chiefs Career Interception Leader with 58
Stat1labelInterceptions
Stat1value58
Stat2labelInterception yards
Stat2value937
Stat3labelTouchdowns
Stat3value5
NflTHO145488
HOF270

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Emmitt Earl Thomas (born June 3, 1943) is currently the secondary coach of the National Football League's Kansas City Chiefs. He is a former college and professional football player who played for the American Football League's Kansas City Chiefs from 1966 to 1969, and then for the Chiefs in the NFL from 1970 to 1978. He owns the Chiefs all-time interception record with 58, which places him ninth on pro football's all-time list. Thomas was elected to the NFL's Pro Football Hall of Fame after being nominated by the Seniors Committee. Thomas is the thirteenth Chief player elected to the Hall of Fame, joining (majority of career Hall of Famers) Len Dawson, Buck Buchanan, Bobby Bell, Willie Lanier, Jan Stenerud, Marcus Allen, Derrick Thomas, coach Hank Stram, founder/owner Lamar Hunt (minor portion of career Hall of Famers), Joe Montana, Warren Moon, Mike Webster, and coach Marv Levy.


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