Derrick Thomas Rank
About Derrick Thomas
Derrick Thomas played in the National Football League (NFL) for 11 seasons as an outside linebacker and a defensive end. Coming into the 1989 NFL draft out of college as a member of the University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide team, he was selected as the fourth overall pick by the Kansas City Chiefs. He went on to spend his whole career with the Chiefs.
His mother Edith Morgan raised him in Miami, Florida. His father Robert James Thomas was an Air Force Captain and pilot who died in the Vietnam War.
He is an inductee of the College Football Hall of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the Chiefs Hall of Fame.
He died on February 8, 2000, two weeks after he had a car accident that paralyzed him below his chest. The cause of death was revealed to be pulmonary embolism caused by a blood clot which moved from his legs to his chest.
Derrick Thomas Rank
F.A.Q. about Derrick Thomas
When is his birthday?
Derrick Thomas' birthday is on January 1, 1967.
In how many days is his birthday?
Derrick's birthday is in 67 days
How old was Derrick when he died?
He was 33 years old.
When did he die?
He died in February 8, 2000.
How old would he be today?
Derrick Thomas would be 54 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Derrick from?
He was born in Miami, Florida, U.S..
Derrick Thomas' Popularity
Derrick Thomas was a famous American football player, who was born on January 1, 1967. As a person born on this date, Derrick Thomas is listed in our database as the 85th most popular celebrity for the day (January 1) and the 204th most popular for the year (1967).
People born on January 1 fall under the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat. Derrick Thomas is the 1691st most popular Capricorn.
Aside from information specific to Derrick Thomas' birthday, Derrick Thomas is the 12808th most famous American and ranks 96th in famous people born in Miami, Florida, U.S.
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