Bills retiring Thurman Thomas' No. 34

Thurman Thomas to Have His No. 34 Jersey Retired by Bills

The Buffalo Bills announced Wednesday that they will retire the No. 34 of Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas during the team's Monday Night Football clash with the New England Patriots on October 29. 34 jersey will join Jim Kelly's No. 12 and Bruce Smith's No. 78 as the only jerseys the Bills have retired.

No other player in Buffalo Bills history will don a jersey with the number worn by Thurman Thomas. In the first three seasons of his career, Thomas had a total of 12 games with at least 100 yards rushing. We will retire our Hall of Fame running back's number at our home Monday Night Football game this season!,' the team's tweet declared. "To be in the company of those two players is something special". All in all, he finished with 12,074 career rushing yards which rank 16th in National Football League history. It came after a standout career at Oklahoma State where he rushed for 4,847 yards, a mark that remains a school record.

To steal one of the many replies from Bills fans to this tweet, this was LONG overdue.

Thomas was the AFC rushing leader in 1990, 1991, and 1993. He earned five Pro Bowl selections and won four AFC Championships with the Bills. It's a welcome announcement considering Thomas is celebrating his 52nd birthday on Wednesday.

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