Thomason on a 1953 Bowman football card
March 26, 1928|
|Died:||November 5, 2013
Charlotte, North Carolina
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|NFL draft||1949 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7|
|1949–1950||Los Angeles Rams|
|1951||Green Bay Packers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Pro Bowls||1953, 1955, 1956|
Robert Lee "Bobby" Thomason (March 26, 1928 – November 5, 2013) was an American football quarterback in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Rams, Green Bay Packers, and the Philadelphia Eagles. While with the 1953 Eagles, he threw for over 400 yards in a single game, the first professional quarterback to do so. He was selected to three Pro Bowls. Thomason played college football at Virginia Military Institute and was drafted in the first round of the 1949 NFL Draft.
Thomason married Jean Pierce in 1951. They had one daughter. Both survived him, as, in 2013, he died of heart failure at the age of 85.
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