Pierre Thomas (American football)

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Pierre Thomas
Pierre Thomas (cropped).jpg
No. 23     New Orleans Saints
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-12-18) December 18, 1984 (age 29)
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Lansing (IL) T. F. South
College: Illinois
Undrafted in 2007
Debuted in 2007 for the New Orleans Saints
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2013
Rushing yards 3,503
Rushing average 4.6
Rushing TDs 25
Stats at NFL.com

Charles Pierre Thomas Jr. (born December 18, 1984) is an American football running back for the New Orleans Saints in the National Football League.

Biography[edit]

Pierre Thomas is of Haitian descent.[1][2]

Early years[edit]

Some of his self-taught practice for high school football included running up a steep hill with a backpack full of books on and pushing cars around.[3]

College[edit]

He was recruited by the University of Illinois.[4]

College Career Accolades and Statistics[edit]

Year GP–GS Rushing Receiving Kick Returns
Att Yards Avg TD Long Avg/G Rec Rec–Yards Avg TD Long Avg/G No. Yards Avg TD Long
2003[5] 6–0 43 233 5.4 2 35 38.8 3 12 4.0 0 8 2.0 7 134 19.1 0 29
2004[6] 11–11 152 893 5.9 8 69 81.2 14 95 6.8 1 34 8.6 25 677 27.1 1 99
2005[7] 11–11 121 664 5.2 5 35 60.4 28 225 8.0 1 52 20.5 20 461 23.0 0 48
2006[8] 12-11 131 755 5.8 5 62 62.9 12 79 6.6 1 23 6.6 7 223 44.6 0 75
Career 40-33 453 2,545 5.6 20 69 63.6 57 411 7.2 3 52 10.8 59 1495 25.3 1 99

Professional career[edit]

Thomas led the New Orleans Saints in total rushing yards in 2008 and 2009.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "These Days, Everybody's All-American Just May Be a Haitian". Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "NFL urges contributions to Haitian earthquake relief". Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Triplett, Mike (2010-02-06). "New Orleans Saints' Pierre Thomas has plenty to smile about". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved 2010-02-14. 
  4. ^ "Pierre Thomas". The Fighting Illini. 2009-02-06. Retrieved 2013-03-30. 
  5. ^ Totalfootballstats.com. "2003 Illinois Fighting Illini". Totalfootballstats.com. Retrieved March 30, 2013. 
  6. ^ Totalfootballstats.com. "2004 Illinois Fighting Illini". Totalfootballstats.com. Retrieved March 30, 2013. 
  7. ^ Total Football Stats. "2005 Illinois Fighting Illini". Totalfootballstats.com. Retrieved March 30, 2013. 
  8. ^ Total Football Stats. "2006 Illinois Fighting Illini". Totalfootballstats.com. Retrieved March 30, 2013. 
  9. ^ Pro Football Reference - New Orleans Saints Franchise Encyclopedia Retrieved September 6, 2012.

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