Broderick Thomas

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Broderick Thomas
No. 51
Position: Defensive End / Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1967-02-20) February 20, 1967 (age 48)
Place of birth: Houston, Texas
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 254 lb (115 kg)
Career information
High school: Houston (TX) Madison
College: Nebraska
NFL draft: 1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Sacks: 47.5
Interceptions: 2
Touchdowns: 1
Stats at

Broderick Lee Thomas (born February 20, 1967) is a former professional American football player in the National Football League.

Early years[edit]

Thomas was born in Houston, Texas. He graduated from Madison High School in Houston in 1985.[1]

College career[edit]

Thomas was a two-time All-American (1987, 1988) at the University of Nebraska and was later named to the Nebraska All-Century team.[2] He is acknowledged by some and himself as one of the greatest defensive players in the history of Nebraska football.[3] He was named the 36th greatest Buccaneer player of all time in 2003.[4]

Professional career[edit]

A 6'4", 254-lb. linebacker and defensive end, Thomas was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round (sixth overall) of the 1989 NFL Draft. He played nine seasons in the NFL for the Buccaneers, Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings, and Dallas Cowboys. During his tenure with the Buccaneers, he set the single-season tackle record at 174. [5]


Broderick Thomas is also the nephew of former Chicago Bears linebacker, and former San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Singletary.[6] His son, Broderick Jr., also attended Madison High School in Houston, where he played quarterback, and later the University of Houston as a walk-on.[7]

Thomas resides in Houston, Texas.[8]


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