Thurman Thomas to have No. 34 jersey retired by Bills

Annette Crawford
May 16, 2018

The team announced Wednesday that it was retiring the jersey No. 34 worn by Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas.

Though Buffalo is making things official this year, Thomas' No. 34 hasn't been worn by another Bills player since he stopped playing for the team in 1999 (Thomas spent the 2000 season, his last in the National Football League, with the Miami Dolphins). "Having my number retired is something special and something I'll remember for the rest of my life". This is where I saw the fans cheering us on. "I live here. I'm still involved with the community and still involved with the Buffalo Bills". The game will be played against the New England Patriots in October.

Thomas ranks 16th on the NFL's all-time rushing list with 12,074 yards.


No other player has done it more than two years in a row. Thomas said he's "overwhelmed" by the news. The jersey retirement will be nationally televised, as the Bills vs. Patriots clash will take place on a Monday night.

Inducted onto the Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame in 2005, Thurman Thomas will join Jim Kelly (#12) and Bruce Smith (#78) as the only players to have their numbers retired by the Bills. "This is not just 34 jersey being retired".

Thomas will become the third player to have his number retired.

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