Emmitt Earl Thomas (born June 3, 1943) is a former American football coach and cornerback. He most recently served as the defensive backs coach for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He played in college at the now defunct Bishop College. He played professionally for the Chiefs of the NFL.
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Full Name: Emmitt Earl Thomas. Birthdate: June 3, 1943. Birthplace: Angleton, Texas. High School: Marshall (Angleton, TX) Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame: February 2, 2008. Presenter: DerekThomas, Emmitt’s son. Other members of the Class fo 2008: Fred Dean, Darrell Green, Andre Tippett, Gary Zimmerman. Pro Career: 13 seasons, 181 games
After 51 years in the NFL, Kansas City legend Emmitt Thomas is finally ready to call it a career. The Hall of Famer and longtime coach – who has spent the past nine seasons as the Chiefs ...
Pro Football Hall of Famer Emmitt Thomas informed the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday that he is retiring from coaching. Thomas had been Kansas City's defensive backs coach since 2010.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Emmitt Thomas announced his retirement Tuesday as the defensive backs coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, ending an NFL career that began as a Hall of Fame player and wound up ...
Emmitt Thomas has announced his retirement as the defensive backs coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, ending an NFL career that began as a Hall of Fame player and went on to span five decades.
1986 | Emmitt Thomas | Cornerback. Thomas was one of the finest cornerbacks of his era . . . Owns the Chiefs all-time interception record with 58, which places him eighth on the NFL's all-time list . . . Led the NFL in interceptions in 1974 with a team-record 12, just two shy of the league's single-season mark . . .
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Nominated by the veterans committee, Thomas will be taking a few days off from his duties as assistant head coach and secondary coach of the Atlanta Falcons to be enshrined Saturday in Canton, Ohio.