Thurman Thomas to have No. 34 jersey retired by Bills

  • Thurman Thomas to have No. 34 jersey retired by Bills

Thurman Thomas to have No. 34 jersey retired by Bills

"Thank you, Buffalo Bills".

"34" will forever be the number of Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas. Knowing that you were walking out on the football field and the fans felt the same way you felt, that whatever team we were getting ready to play, they were going to get their butt whooped.

Pro Football and College Football Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas will receive one of the ultimate honors this fall. This is where I saw the fans cheering us on. The game will be played against the New England Patriots in October. "I'm overwhelmed", Thomas wrote on Twitter.

Thomas is the Bills' all-time leading rusher in both yardage (11,938) and touchdowns (65). He won the NFL's MVP award in 1991 after amassing 2,038 yards from scrimmage. The jersey retirement will be nationally televised, as the Bills vs. Patriots clash will take place on a Monday night. He will become just the third player in franchise history to have his number officially retired, joining Jim Kelly's No. 12 in 2001 and Bruce Smith's No. 78 in 2016. "This is not just 34 jersey being retired".

The 13-year National Football League running back will become the third player to have his jersey retired by the Bills. The five-time Pro Bowler was part of the Bills' teams that went to four straight Super Bowls in the early 1990s.