Eric Thomas (American football)

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Eric Thomas
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1965-09-11) September 11, 1965 (age 48)
Place of birth: Tucson, Arizona
Career information
College: Tulane
NFL Draft: 1987 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48
Debuted in 1987
Last played in 1995
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
INT 17
INT yards 102
Touchdowns 1
Stats at

Eric Thomas (born September 11, 1964 in Tucson, Arizona) is a former professional American football player who played cornerback for nine seasons for the Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets and Denver Broncos. He went to the Pro Bowl after the 1988 season and is now a motivational speaker, author, activist and a minister. Before playing in the NFL, Eric was homeless in Detroit, MI. He followed his dreams, and went to school at the University of Michigan. Eric is now a motivational speaker and lectures at conventions and high schools or colleges. He preaches about success, passion, and drive for what your goal is in life.