William Thomas (linebacker)
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|Date of birth:||August 13, 1968|
|Place of birth:||Amarillo, Texas|
|NFL draft:||1991 / Round: 4 / Pick: 104|
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William Harrison Thomas (born August 13, 1968 in Amarillo, Texas) is a former American football linebacker for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles (1991 – 1999) and Oakland Raiders (2000 – 2001) franchises.
Thomas attended Palo Duro High School and later played college football at Texas A&M University. After college, the Philadelphia Eagles selected Thomas in the fourth round, 104th overall in the 1991 NFL Draft. He played for the Eagles in nine NFL seasons. His most notable seasons were in 1995 and 1996 which he was selected as a member of the NFC's Pro Bowl team. After his Eagles contract expired, Thomas signed with the Oakland Raiders which were coached by former Eagles assistant, Jon Gruden.
Thomas was a member of the coaching staff at La Salle University as a volunteer assistant during the 2007 season.
Now resides in the southern New Jersey area with his wife and three sons.
- Kaufman, Ira (December 14, 2005). "All A Matter Of Tuck". The Tampa Tribune.
- Lance Lahnert (November 23, 2000). "Thomas has made a 'commitment to excellence'". Amarillo Globe-News.
- "Draft History (Philadelphia Eagles)". NFL.com. Archived from the original on November 23, 2005. Retrieved December 21, 2005.
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