OSU to induct Thurman Thomas into Ring of Honor

Mike Seals - September 15, 2020 11:08 pm

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas will be the first inductee into the Oklahoma State football Ring of Honor.

The school announced Tuesday that Thomas will be honored on Sept. 26, when the Cowboys host West Virginia. His name and number will be unveiled atop the west end zone of Boone Pickens Stadium at halftime.

During the game, the Cowboys will wear replicas of the white uniforms they wore in their 1987 Sun Bowl victory over West Virginia. Thomas was the MVP in his final college game.

Thomas is Oklahoma State’s career rushing leader. He ran for 5,001 yards and scored 50 touchdowns over his four-year career in Stillwater. He was the team’s leading rusher in each of his four seasons and was the Big Eight leader in both 1985 and 1987.

Thomas played in four Super Bowls with the Buffalo Bills, all losses. He was a five-time Pro Bowl selection and was the 1991 NFL MVP. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007 and the National College Football Hall of Fame in 2008. The Bills put him on their Wall of Fame in 2005 and retired his No. 34 jersey in 2018.

 

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