J. T. Thomas – Football

J.T. THOMAS – FOOTBALL

  • Graduate of Lanier High School in Georgia and Florida State University
  • First African-American football player awarded a full scholarship to FSU
  • First FSU African-American All-American football player
  • First FSU African-American All-American football player to earn his baccalaureate degree
  • Selected as the number 1 draft choice of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1973
  • Played with the Steel Curtain defense for eleven seasons; Pro-Bowl honoree and four-time Super Bowl Winner
  • JT and Mel Blount named 6th best cornerback combo in NFL history by NFL.com
  • Successful food and restaurant business entrepreneur for over thirty years

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