As most Buffalo Bills fans already know, tonight’s game against the New England Patriots is a special one and not because it marks the first home Monday night game in almost a decade. For only the third time in franchise history, the Bills are retiring a jersey number. This one which belonged to arguably the best running back to ever play in Buffalo: Thurman Thomas.
Drafted in 1988 out of Oklahoma State in the 2nd round, he remained with the team until 1999 and was a major part of the franchise’s four Super Bowl appearances. In his career, he rushed for over 12,000 yards and 65 touchdowns and in 2007, the running back was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Thomas’s jersey retirement ceremony will take place during halftime of tonight’s Bills-Patriots game at New Era Field. However, if you are not able to attend the game and wish to see it take place live, we will have the stream here:
Thurman Thomas: Forever 34.— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) October 30, 2018
Watch as we retire our legendary running back's number! #GoBills https://t.co/HiZ6ukoWad