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Bobby Thomason

Bobby Thomason
Thomason on a 1953 Bowman football card
Date of birth: (1928-03-26)March 26, 1928
Place of birth: Albertville, Alabama
Date of death: November 5, 2013(2013-11-05) (aged 85)
Place of death: Charlotte, North Carolina
Career information
Position(s): Quarterback
Height: 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
College: VMI
NFL Draft: 1949 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7
As player:
Los Angeles Rams
Green Bay Packers
Philadelphia Eagles
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 1953, 1955, 1956
Career stats
Pass completions 687
Pass attempts 51
TD-INT 68-90
Yards 9,480
Passer rating 62.9
Games played 85
Playing stats at

Robert Lee "Bobby" Thomason (March 26, 1928 – November 5, 2013) was an American football quarterback in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Rams, Green Bay Packers, and the Philadelphia Eagles. While with the 1953 Eagles, he threw for over 400 yards in a single game, the first professional quarterback to do so.[1] He was selected to three Pro Bowls. Thomason played college football at Virginia Military Institute and was drafted in the first round of the 1949 NFL Draft.

Thomason married Jean Pierce in 1951. They had one daughter. Both survived him, as, in 2013, he died of heart failure at the age of 85.[1]


  1. ^ a b Bobby Thomason, Pro Bowl Quarterback, Dies at 85

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