Jim Thomas (Canadian football)
|No. 12, 14, 20, 23|
December 18, 1938|
|Died:||October 4, 2015
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|College||Mississippi Industrial College|
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL All-Star||1966, 1967|
|CFL West All-Star||1965, 1966, 1967|
Jim "Long Gone" Thomas (December 18, 1938 – October 4, 2015) was a running back who played nine seasons in the Canadian Football League for the Edmonton Eskimos. In his career, Thomas ran for 6161 yards and was a two time CFL All-Star. He signed to the Los Angeles Rams in 1970 for a five-game trial, but returned to Edmonton. Thomas died in 2015.
Thomas holds the record for the three longest rushing touchdowns in Eskimos history — a 104-yard TD run on Oct. 9, 1965 against the B.C. Lions, a 100-yard run on Aug. 2, 1966 against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and a 97-yard run on Sept. 4, 1964 against the Ottawa Rough Riders.
- Long Gone Really Gone
- CFL loses two Stars to Los Angeles Rams
- Surprising Lions out after 4th Straight