Special Honor Planned This Fall For Thurman Thomas

Ruben Hill
May 16, 2018

We're going to share something, and if you're like us your reaction will likely be, "Wait, really?"

34 jersey will be retired by the franchise on October 29 when the team faces the New England Patriots, the Bills announced on Wednesday.

Yes, it has taken this long for the Bills to do something you'd assume had been done years ago.

Thurman Thomas wore the number 34 during his time with the team. Thomas said he's "overwhelmed" by the news. 34 jersey will join Jim Kelly's No. 12 and Bruce Smith's No. 78 as the only jerseys the Bills have retired.

The Bills have announced they will retire the number 34 during halftime at the team's home Monday Night Football game against the New England Patriots in Week 8 of the upcoming season.

The 40th overall pick of the 1988 draft out of Oklahoma State, Thomas became an integral part of the Bills' offense immediately. Thomas spent 12 seasons with the Bills and piled up over 16,000 yards from scrimmage.

Pro Football and College Football Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas will receive one of the ultimate honors this fall.

Thomas was named the NFL's most valuable player in 1991.

Thomas played a major role on a Bills team that appeared in the Super Bowl on four consecutive occasions in the early 1990s.

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