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Tree carving stolen from Bills' stadium

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Officials with the Buffalo Bills say a tree carving of former running back Thurman Thomas was stolen from outside Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Aikman, Cannon, Holtz join college hall

Aikman, Cannon, Holtz join college hall

NEW YORK, July 18 (UPI) -- Troy Aikman, Billy Cannon and Lou Holtz were included when the latest class was enshrined Saturday into the College Football Hall of Fame in New York.

Irvin, Thomas among six in NFL Hall

CANTON, Ohio, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Michael Irvin, Thurman Thomas, Bruce Matthews, Charlie Sanders, Gene Hickerson and Roger Wehrli were enshrined Saturday into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Saints and Steelers set for 'fame' game

NEW YORK, April 2 (UPI) -- The New Orleans Saints and Pittsburgh Steelers will kick off the 2007 NFL exhibition season Aug. 5 at the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio.

Flutie tops Hall of Fame ballot

DALLAS, March 7 (UPI) -- Doug Flutie is one of 75 players and John Cooper is one of eight coaches up for selection this year to the College Football Hall of Fame.

Irvin leads Hall of Fame selections

MIAMI, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- ESPN analyst and former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin Saturday was among six former players voted into the NFL Hall of Fame.

Tagliabue a Hall of Fame finalist

CANTON, Ohio, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Paul Tagliabue, who stepped down last year as commissioner of the NFL, was one of 17 people named Wednesday as finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Aikman, White among Hall of Fame finalists

CANTON, Ohio, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Troy Aikman and the late Reggie White Wednesday were among the 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2006.

COL FB: Texas 47, Oklahoma State 28

STILLWATER, Okla., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Vincent Young accounted for 506 yards of total offense and four touchdowns Saturday night as second-ranked Texas overcame Oklahoma State, 47-28.
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Running back Thurman Thomas of the Buffalo Bills poses with his children, Thurman III and Angelica, following his selection to the Pro Football Hall of Fame during a media briefing in Miami on February 3, 2007. (UPI Photo/Joe Marino-Bill Cantrell)
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Thurman Lee Thomas (born May 16, 1966 in Houston, Texas) is a former American football running back who spent most of his NFL career with the Buffalo Bills. Thomas was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007 and into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008.

Thomas grew up playing football on the Missouri City Junior High School (now Missouri City Middle School) and Willowridge High School teams before attending college at Oklahoma State University where he was a teammate of Barry Sanders. At Oklahoma State, Thomas had 897 rushes for 4,595 yards, 43 touchdowns, and 21 100-yard rushing games. He was also a Heisman Trophy candidate in his senior year. He was a first team selection on the College Football All-America Team in 1985 and 1987. In the 1987 Sun Bowl, Thomas ran for 157 yards and four touchdowns in the 35-33 victory over West Virginia, keeping Barry Sanders on the sidelines for the majority of the game. Thomas left OSU as the school's all-time leading rusher and his number 34 is one of only three jerseys retired at Oklahoma State. Sanders would replace Thomas as starter the next year in 1988.

A knee injury damaged Thomas's certain first round pick status and caused him to slip into second round (40th overall) of the 1988 NFL draft by the Buffalo Bills, their first choice in the draft. Thomas is well known as part of the offense that included Jim Kelly and Andre Reed, which led the Bills to four straight Super Bowl appearances.

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