|No. 24, 33, 41|
|Date of birth:||August 29, 1980|
|Place of birth:||Seattle, Washington|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||195 lb (88 kg)|
|NFL draft:||2004 / Round: 3 / Pick: 70|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at CFL.ca|
Joseph Elleweyn "Joey" Thomas (born August 29, 1980) is a former American football cornerback. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Montana State.
Currently, Thomas is the head football coach at Ballard High School in Seattle.
Thomas attended John F. Kennedy High School in Burien, Washington and was a student and a letterman in football. In football, he played quarterback and defensive back, and as a quarterback, he was a two-time All-Area selection and a two-time All-State selection. As a junior defensive back, he had eight interceptions, which ranked second in the state. Thomas graduated from John F.Kennedy High School in 1999.
Green Bay Packers
Thomas was drafted out of Montana State University in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. While playing a minor role in the Packers defense in his rookie year, his impressive play in the 2005 minicamps had Thomas in prime position to outseat fellow second year corner Ahmad Carroll for the No. 2 cornerback position.
Thomas was later waived by Green Bay on November 2, 2005.
New Orleans Saints
He was then picked up by the New Orleans Saints on November 3, 2005.
Thomas signed with the Oakland Raiders on May 3, 2010.