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Former Tide Star Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame

By: AP
By: AP

CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Late Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick
Thomas has been inducted posthumously into the Pro Football Hall of
Fame.

Accepting the induction for his father, Derrion Thomas said
Saturday, "I can't imagine the sense of pride that he'd feel as a
player to get this honor."

Thomas had completed his 11th NFL season, when his career was
cut short in February 2000, when he died following a car accident.
A first-round draft pick out of Alabama, Thomas had the most sacks
of any NFL player through the 1990s.

He was a nine-time Pro Bowl selection and still holds the NFL
record for most sacks in a game, seven. His 126½ sacks rank fourth
among linebackers.


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