Thurman Thomas Net Worth

April 18, 2024
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Thurman Lee Thomas was born on the 16th May 1966, in Houston, Texas USA, and is probably best recognized for being a retired professional American Football player, who played in the position of running back in the National Football League (NFL) for the Buffalo Bills (1988-1999), and Miami Dolphins (2000). His professional playing career was active from 1988 to 2001.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Thurman Thomas is, as of mid- 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Thurman’s net worth is over $12 million, accumulated through his successful career in the sports industry as a professional football player.


Thurman Thomas Net Worth $12 Million


Thurman Thomas grew up in his hometown, and attended Missouri City Junior High School, where he began playing football. Afterwards, he studied at Houston Willow ridge High School, where he also played for the school team, leading it to a Texas Class 4A State Title during the 1982-1983 season; thanks to that, he was named a USA Today High School All-American. Upon matriculation, he continued his education and football career at Oklahoma State University, where he played for the college team. He finished his college career with 897 rushes for 4,595 yards, 43 touchdowns, 5,146 total yards, and 21 100-yard rushing games. Thus, he was a candidate for the Heisman Trophy, finishing in 7th place, and was a first-team selection on the College Football All-America Team twice – in 1985 and 1987. In these years, he was also named the conference’s Offensive Player of the Year.

As he suffered a knee injury, he couldn’t be selected in the first round of the 1988 NFL Draft, so he was selected in the second round by the Buffalo Bills as the 40th overall pick. He played almost his entire career there, a part of the offense with Andre Reed and Jim Kelly, which led the team to four Super Bowls.

The first three seasons with the Bills brought him a huge success, as he had 12 games with at least 100 rushing yard, the team winning every one of those games. He distinguished himself as a great player – in the 1989-1990 season, he had 3,742 rushing yards in total, and he was the AFC rushing leader in the seasons 1990, 1991 and 1993, increasing his net worth to a large degree. Thus, he was named to the All-Pro team in 1990 and 1991, as well as being named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player in 1991, with over 2,000 rushing yards. Furthermore, he finished his career with a team record of 11,938 rushing yards, and he still holds this record.

Thomas began the 2000 off-season signing a contract with the Miami Dolphins, increasing further his net worth; however, his career was finished very quickly, as he injured a knee in the game against the San Diego Chargers, so finishing the season with 136 yards on 28 carries.

Overall, he finished his NFL career with 12,074 rushing yards, 472 receptions for 4,458 yards, and 88 touchdowns, and thanks to his accomplishments, he has been inducted into both the Pro Football Hall of Fame – in 2007 – and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008.

He has also appeared in the film “Four Falls Of Buffalo”, together with Jim Kelly, Andre Reed, and Bruce Smith.

Regarding his personal life, Thurman Thomas has been married to Patti since 1989, with whom he has four children. Their current residence is in Orlando, Florida.

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