Bills to retire Thurman Thomas' jersey number

Special Honor Planned This Fall For Thurman Thomas

The Buffalo Bills announced on Wednesday that they will retire legendary running back Thurman Thomas' No. 34 on October 29, when the team hosts the New England Patriots for "Monday Night Football". "Having my number retired is something special and something I'll remember for the rest of my life".

He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007.

Yes, it has taken this long for the Bills to do something you'd assume had been done years ago. This is where I saw the fans cheering us on.

Thomas was named the NFL's most valuable player in 1991. They're part of the reason I played and loved the game so much, because the energy they gave myself and Steve (Tasker) and Jim (Kelly) and everybody else was incredible. Thomas said he's "overwhelmed" by the news.

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Thomas joins former teammates Jim Kelly and Bruce Smith as players who have had their jersey numbers retired by the Bills.

Thomas wore #34 in all three levels of football he played; high school, college and pro and he's the only player in NFL history to lead the league in yards from scrimmage for four consecutive seasons. "This is not just 34 jersey being retired".

The Buffalo Bills are going to retire the jersey of one of their legendary players. "I really appreciate that and my family appreciates it".

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