Thomas is the franchise's all-time leader in career rushing yardage (11,938), attempts (2,849) and touchdowns (65). "To be in the company of those two players is something special". In 1989 and 1990, his combined total yards from scrimmage was 3,742.
To steal one of the many replies from Bills fans to this tweet, this was LONG overdue. Currently, he is 15th on the National Football League all-time list for most rushing yards in a career. It included a stellar 1991 campaign when he rushed for 1,407 yards and added a career-high 631 receiving yards. He was a five-time Pro Bowler who played in four Super Bowls with Buffalo, all four of which the team infamously lost.
He joins former teammates Jim Kelly and Bruce Smith as the lone members of the team to have their numbers retired.