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Thurman Thomas To Have His Buffalo Bills' Jersey Retired

Thurman Thomas To Have His Buffalo Bills' Jersey Retired

He joined Kelly in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007 and, along with 2009 Hall of Fame inductee Bruce Smith, will become just the third player to have his jersey retired by the Bills.

Thurman Thomas now holds the all-time Buffalo Bills rushing record with 11,938 yards and the team record for yards from scrimmage with 16,279 over 12 years.

The Buffalo Bills announced Wednesday that they will retire the No. 34 of Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas during the team's Monday Night Football clash with the New England Patriots on October 29. A dual threat, Thomas also 4,341 yards receiving and 22 touchdown receptions in Buffalo.

Thomas is the franchise's all-time leader in career rushing yardage (11,938), attempts (2,849) and touchdowns (65).

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On eight consecutive occasions did Thomas eclipse the 1,000-yard mark during his National Football League career. He earned five Pro Bowl selections and won four AFC Championships with the Bills.

Thomas was the AFC rushing leader in 1990, 1991, and 1993.

Thurman Thomas wore the number 34 during his time with the team.

"When I got drafted by the Bills, I was like 'Buffalo, New York!' I'm like, 'OK, I know it's cold, OJ Simpson, you know." said Thomas in the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary Four Falls of Buffalo.

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