Player Bio

Joe Thomas
OL #73
Height:
6-6
Weight:
312
Age:
29
College:
Wisconsin
Experience:
8

Quick Stats (2014 PRE):

G
4
GS
4
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 112 112
2013 CLE 16 16
2012 CLE 16 16
2011 CLE 16 16
2010 CLE 16 16
2009 CLE 16 16
2008 CLE 16 16
2007 CLE 16 16

No Data

No Data

No Data

No Data

Biography

Career Transactions: Originally drafted by Cleveland in the first round (3rd overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.

Career Transactions: Originally drafted by Cleveland in the first round (3rd overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.

Pro Bowl Selections: 5 (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011).

Seasonal Reviews:

2011: Has started all 80 career games at left tackle and has not missed an offensive snap since joining the Browns as the third overall pick in the 2007 draft… Named as a starter to the AFC Pro Bowl squad, joining Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown (1958-66) as the only Browns selected to the Pro Bowl in each of their first five seasons in the league… The last Browns player to be named to five or more consecutive Pro Bowls was Hall of Fame running back Leroy Kelly, who earned the honor for the 1967-72 Pro Bowls… Thomas is one of 11 Browns to earn Pro Bowl honors five or more times… He joined Richmond Webb (Miami Dolphins, 1991-97) as the only NFL offensive linemen to be named to the Pro Bowl in each of their first five seasons since 1970… Selected as a first-team All-Pro by the Associated Press… Chosen to SI.com’s All-Pro team… Named to the Pro Football Weekly/Professional Football Writers of America All-NFL team… Part of an offensive line that led the way for 100-yard rushing performances by Chris Ogbonnaya (115 yards vs. Jacksonville 11/20) and Peyton Hillis (112 yards at Baltimore 12/24).

2010: Started all 16 games at left tackle and did not miss an offensive snap… Voted as a starter to the AFC Pro Bowl squad, the fourth straight year in which he was a member of the team… He is one of 19 Browns to earn Pro Bowl status four or more times and just one of five offensive linemen in club history to notch four or more consecutive trips… Selected as a first-team All-Pro selection by the Associated Press… Named to the Pro Football Weekly/Professional Football Writers of America All-NFL team… Selected to The Sporting News All-Pro team… Voted a co-captain on offense… Part of an offensive line that led the way for five individual 100-yard rushing performances and a running game that averaged 4.0 yards per rush attempt… Helped Peyton Hillis rush for 1,177 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns, tied for the fourth-highest total in the AFC and sixth in the NFL… In addition, the line allowed either none or only one sack seven times over the course of the season.

2009: Started all 16 games at left tackle and did not miss an offensive snap for the third year in a row… Named to third consecutive Pro Bowl to become the first Browns offensive lineman to do so since Hall of Famer Gene Hickerson (1969-71)… Selected as a first-team All-Pro selection by the Associated Press… Chosen to SI.com’s All-Pro team… Named to the Pro Football Weekly/Professional Football Writers of America All-NFL team… Voted a co-captain on offense… Helped the Browns to an average of 130.4 rushing yards per game, the eighth-most in the NFL… Helped pave the way for an individual club-record 286 rushing yards by Jerome Harrison at Kansas City (12/20)… Helped the team post four consecutive contests with more than 160 yards rushing, becoming the first Browns team to do that since 1968… Unit also allowed just 30 sacks, including only seven over the final seven games.

2008: Started all 16 games at left tackle and was named the starter for the AFC Pro Bowl squad for the second straight season… A second-team All-League selection by the Associated Press… Helped pave the way for Jamal Lewis to gain 1,000 yards for the second straight season… Played every offensive snap for the second consecutive season.

2007: In his rookie season, started all 16 games at left tackle and was named to the AFC Pro Bowl squad… Was one of only two Browns to take part in every offensive snap (C Hank Fraley)… Part of an offensive line that allowed only 19 sacks, which tied for third-fewest in the NFL and ranked as tied for third fewest in franchise history… Helped Jamal Lewis to rush for more than 1,000 yards in his first season in Cleveland… Named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for November as the Browns went 3-1 that month and averaged 401.7 yards of total offense in those three wins… Was only the fourth NFL rookie offensive lineman to reach the Pro Bowl at the time, joining Marcus McNeill (San Diego, 2007), Richmond Webb (Miami, 1991) and Chris Hinton (Baltimore, 1984)… Became the first Browns rookie selected to the Pro Bowl since linebacker Chip Banks (1982 season) and the first offensive lineman since right tackle Cody Risien (1987 season).

College: In 50 games at the University of Wisconsin (2003-06), started 38 contests at left offensive tackle and one at left defensive end… Only the fifth player in school history to be a semifinalist for the Lombardi Award (2005-06), given to the nation’s outstanding college lineman… Also was only the second to receive that recognition twice in a career… In 2006, became the first Wisconsin player to win the Outland Trophy, given to the nation’s top lineman, and the first Badger offensive lineman since Chris McIntosh in 1999 to earn Associated Press All-America first-team honors… In track, set the school indoor record in the shot put with a 62'1¼" toss in 2005… Also excelled in the classroom; three times earning ESPN Academic All-District V and Academic All-Big Ten Conference honors… As a senior in 2006, was a unanimous All-America first-team selection… A team captain was also the recipient of the National Scholar-Athlete Postgraduate Scholarship ($18,000) from the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame… Also was a finalist for the Draddy Trophy, the National Football Foundation’s academic award for college football’s top scholar athlete… Finalist for the Wuerffel Trophy for community service, academic and athletic achievement… Appeared in 11 games as a true freshman at tight end in short-yardage situations… Shifted to left defensive end, starting vs. Auburn in the Music City Bowl when injuries depleted the Badgers’ defensive line… Also appeared on the offensive line, becoming the first true freshman in the Barry Alvarez era to accomplish that feat… Business major, with an emphasis in real estate and urban land economics.

Personal: Born in Brookfield, Wis., where he attended Brookfield Central High School… Also lettered four times in both track and basketball… Captained the football and basketball teams his senior year and was a four-time Honor Roll student, in addition to garnering U.S. Army Academic All-America honors… In track, finished fifth in the national finals in the shot put as a junior and was second in the shot put and 10th in the discus at the 2003 Adidas Outdoor Championships… Won the 2003 Wisconsin state title in the shot put and discus and was the conference, regional and sectional champion in the shot put and discus during his final season… Named the 2010 Cleveland Browns Walter Payton Man of the Year and PFWA Dino Lucarelli Good Guy award winner… Embarked on a weeklong visit to U.S. troops at military bases throughout Southwest Asia in the annual renewal of the NFL-USO program during the 2010 offseason… Founded the “Blue Collar Corner” season ticket program which provided tickets, apparel and food for the Cleveland Building and Trades Council and the “Thomas’ Troops” season ticket program which provided tickets, apparel and food for the USO of Northern Ohio… Married (Annie)… Wife is a former University of Wisconsin basketball player.

Recent Articles

Recent Videos