Pro Football and College Football Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas will receive one of the ultimate honors this fall.  The 1991 NFL Most Valuable Player and five-time Pro Bowl selection will have his #34 jersey retired when the Buffalo Bills host the New England Patriots on Monday night football on October 29th.

Thomas wore #34 in all three levels of football he played; high school, college and pro and he's the only player in NFL history to lead the league in yards from scrimmage for four consecutive seasons.  He's the Bills' all-time leader in both rushing yards (11,938) and rushing touchdowns (65).

And when you consider all of his accomplishments, especially in the NFL, it's amazing that he was a 2nd round selection in the 1988 NFL draft.  39 players were drafted ahead of him and he's famous for acknowledging that was a motivation throughout his career.  He even admitted that he often played back a tape of that draft so that he would always remember the feeling.

Inducted onto the Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame in 2005, Thurman Thomas will join Jim Kelly (#12) and Bruce Smith (#78) as the only players to have their numbers retired by the Bills.

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