William "Tra" Thomas, III (born November 20, 1974) is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles 11th overall in the 1998 NFL Draft. He played for the Eagles for eleven seasons, from 1998–2008. He played college football at Florida State.
Thomas during his tenure with the Eagles.
|Born:||November 20, 1974|
|Height:||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Weight:||317 lb (144 kg)|
|High school:||DeLand (DeLand, Florida)|
|NFL Draft:||1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
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Thomas was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles 11th overall in the 1998 NFL Draft. He played for the Eagles from 1998–2008, starting 165 of 166 games at left offensive tackle. He made three Pro Bowls with the Eagles.
San Diego ChargersEdit
Thomas officially retired from the NFL as a Philadelphia Eagle on August 16, 2012.
Thomas rejoined the Philadelphia Eagles as a coaching intern in 2013, working primarily with the offensive line. He was hired following training camp as an offensive assistant coach. His contract expired after the 2014 season and he was not re-signed.
Thomas' given name is William Thomas III; during the Ray Rhodes era, the Eagles had a Pro Bowl linebacker also named William Thomas. During his early years in the NFL, Thomas was referred to by his nickname, "Tra". However, before the 2006 season, Thomas requested to be called William Thomas. In April 2008, he decided to return to Tra Thomas after the name William failed to catch on.
- Ketchman, Vic (03-09-2008). "Thomas to sign with Jaguars". Jaguars.com. Retrieved 03-09-2008. Check date values in:
- Acee, Kevin (August 21, 2010). "Tra Thomas to retire". The San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved 2010-08-21.
- "Eagles coaching moves: Tra Thomas no longer assistant". csnphilly.com. February 3, 2015. Retrieved 2015-02-03.
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