George Thomas (American football)

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George Thomas
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Thomas on a 1950 Bowman football card
No. 20
Position: Halfback
Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1928-03-04)March 4, 1928
Place of birth: Fairland, Oklahoma
Date of death: May 23, 1989(1989-05-23) (aged 61)
Career information
College: Oklahoma
NFL Draft: 1950 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards: 189
Receiving yards: 208
Touchdowns: 2
Player stats at NFL.com

George Carroll Thomas, Jr. (March 4, 1928 – May 23, 1989) was an American football halfback and defensive back in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants. He was a standout high school basketball player, which led to his being recruited to play college basketball for Tulane University. However, first year OU football coach, Jim Tatum, convinced him stay in Oklahoma and play college football at the University of Oklahoma. Thomas was a standout for the Sooners, lettering in '46, '47,'48 and '49. He earned All-American status in 1949 List of Oklahoma Sooners football All-Americans. Thomas graduated from OU with a degree in Business Administration in 1950.

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