|Date of birth:||February 7, 1950|
|Place of birth:||Higginsville, Missouri|
|Date of death:||July 24, 2011(aged 61)|
|Place of death:||Kansas City, Kansas|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school:||Kansas City (KS) Wyandotte|
|NFL draft:||1972 / Round: 7 / Pick: 176|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics
|Stats at NFL.com|
Thomas played for the Oakland Raiders for the entire duration of his professional football career between 1972 and 1977. He had back-to-back six-interception seasons in 1974 and 1975. Although it is commonly believed that his fierce tackling got him the nickname "Doctor Death," the truth (Per John Madden's Book "Hey, Wait a Minute (I wrote abook)") is that Hall of Fame lineman Bob Brown aka "The Boomer" who first met him thought that he looked like the cartoon character "Dr. Death," and the moniker stuck. Thomas died of a heart attack on July 24, 2011. He was 61.
- See "Daily Madden" show featuring John Madden, Oakland Raiders' coach when Thomas played cornerback, for July 26, 2011 as follows: http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/?podcast_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.podtrac.com%2Fpts%2Fredirect.mp3%2Fnyc.podcast.play.it%2Fmedia%2Fd0%2Fd0%2Fd0%2FdY%2FdA%2FdM%2FdV%2FYAMV_3.MP3%3Fauthtok%3D5561519120994696059_otzlQq98Az8ayw4x2arQKoP3s8&podcast_name=Daily+Madden&podcast_artist=KCBS&station_id=97&tag=pages&dcid=CBS.SF
- Williamson, Bill (July 25, 2011). "Former Raider Skip Thomas dies". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2011-07-25.
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