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Clendon Thomas

Clendon Thomas
Date of birth: (1935-12-28) December 28, 1935
Place of birth: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Career information
Position(s): Halfback
Defensive back
Height: 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight: 196 lb (89 kg)
College: Oklahoma
NFL Draft: 1958 / Round: 2 / Pick 19
Organizations
As player:
1958-1961
1962-1968
Los Angeles Rams
Pittsburgh Steelers
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 1
Career stats
Playing stats at

Clendon Thomas (born December 28, 1935 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is a former American football halfback and Defensive back who played eleven seasons in the National Football League.

In college, he was a star athlete for the Oklahoma Sooners under legendary coach Bud Wilkinson. He led the Sooners in scoring during both the 1956 and '57 seasons, while also leading the nation in the category during the 1956 season.[1] He helped lead the Sooners to back-to-back national championships in 1955 and 1956.[2] He was an All-Conference selection his junior and senior years[3] and was a consensus All-American his senior year.[1] He also finished in ninth place in the Heisman Trophy balloting that season (the award was won by John David Crow that year).[4]

In the 1958 NFL Draft, Thomas was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the second round. He played for the Rams for four seasons before being traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers where he played for another seven years and finished his career. He was selected to the Pro Bowl after the 1963 NFL season.

Thomas was selected for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b "All-American: Clendon Thomas". SoonerSports.com.  
  2. ^ "2007 Ballot for College Football Hall of Fame Announced". National Football Foundation. 2007-03-07. Retrieved 2007-03-22. 
  3. ^ "All-Conference Players". SoonerSports.com.  
  4. ^ "1957 - 23rd Award". Heisman.com. Retrieved 2011-05-17. 
  5. ^ "NFF Announces 2011 Football Bowl Subdivision College Football Hall of Fame Class".  
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