George Thomas (American football)
Thomas on a 1950 Bowman football card
|Date of birth:||March 4, 1928|
|Place of birth:||Fairland, Oklahoma|
|Date of death:||May 23, 1989 61)(aged|
|NFL Draft:||1950 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6|
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George Carroll Thomas, Jr. (March 4, 1928 – May 23, 1989) was an American football halfback and defensive back in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants. He was a standout high school basketball player, which led to his being recruited to play college basketball for Tulane University. However, first year OU football coach, Jim Tatum, convinced him stay in Oklahoma and play college football at the University of Oklahoma. Thomas was a standout for the Sooners, lettering in '46, '47,'48 and '49. He earned All-American status in 1949 List of Oklahoma Sooners football All-Americans. Thomas graduated from OU with a degree in Business Administration in 1950.