Jesse Thomas (American football)

Jesse Thomas
Position: Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: May 23, 1928
Place of birth: Guthrie, Oklahoma
Date of death: May 16, 2012(2012-05-16) (aged 83)
Place of death: Columbia, Maryland
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school: Central
College: Michigan State University
NFL Draft: 1951 / Round: 10 / Pick: 119
Career history
Player stats at PFR

Jesse LeRoy Thomas (May 23, 1928 – May 16, 2012) was an American football player. He played college football for Michigan State University. He also competed in track for Michigan State. After leaving Michigan State, he served two years in the United States Army and then played one year for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League.[1] He later played in the National Football League for the Baltimore Colts from 1955 to 1957 and in the American Football League for the Los Angeles Chargers in 1960.[2][3]


  1. "Vet Halfbacks Ink Baltimore Colt Contracts". The Daily Times. June 30, 1958. p. 16.
  2. "Jesse Thomas". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 3, 2015.
  3. "Colts Sign Jesse Thomas". The Decatur Herald. July 23, 1957. p. 13.
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