Bobby Thomason

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Bobby Thomason
Bobby Thomason - 1953 Bowman.jpg
Thomason on a 1953 Bowman football card
Born: (1928-03-26)March 26, 1928
Albertville, Alabama
Died: November 5, 2013(2013-11-05) (aged 85)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Career information
Position(s) Quarterback
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg)
College VMI
NFL draft 1949 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7
Career history
As player
1949–1950 Los Angeles Rams
1951 Green Bay Packers
1952–1957 Philadelphia Eagles
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls 1953, 1955, 1956
Career stats
Pass completions 687
Pass attempts 51
TDINT 68-90
Yards 9,480
Passer rating 62.9

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.[1] 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.[1]