A soccer account is attempting it quits after 51 years in and all via the Nationwide Football League.
Pro Football Hall of Famer Emmitt Thomas advised the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs on Tuesday that he’s retiring from instructing. Thomas had been Kansas Metropolis’s defensive backs coach since 2010.
“I in point of fact were blessed and honored to be a segment of the NFL for the last 51 years,” Thomas said in a commentary released by the crew. “My creep began in Kansas Metropolis, and by the grace of God I’m ready to cease my NFL profession here as successfully. I would web to thank the Hunt family and the Chiefs group for all that they’ve done for me in my particular days here in Kansas Metropolis. It has been a privilege to work alongside the massive coaches that occupy reach via this constructing. Having the alternative to educate so many proficient younger males in my time as a coach has been one in every of my supreme gifts.”
“On behalf of my family and the total Chiefs group, I are attempting to congratulate Emmitt on his mighty 51 years in the Nationwide Football League,” Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt added. “Over the direction of a profession that spans two leagues and so a lot of the in model technology of the NFL, Emmitt was a Hall of Fame participant and one in every of presumably the most revered coaches in the league. Emmitt will forever be a segment of our Chiefs family, and we settle on him the completely in retirement.”
Thomas spent all 13 years of his taking part in profession with Kansas Metropolis. Signed as an undrafted free agent in 1966, the cornerback accomplished his time with the Chiefs with a franchise-file 58 interceptions and two Broad Bowl appearances, in conjunction with Kansas Metropolis’s victory in Broad Bowl IV. Thomas was named to the Pro Bowl or the AFL All-Famous person Sport on 5 cases and was a prime-crew All-Pro possibility in 1974 when he led the NFL with 12 INTs.
In 2008, Thomas was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a participant.
As a coach, Thomas was the massive receivers and defensive backs coach for the Redskins from 1986 to 1994, the defensive coordinator for the Eagles, Packers and Vikings from 1995 to 2001; and an assistant head coach and intervening time coach for the Falcons from 2002 to 2009.
Thomas is the 2d old defensive coach to leave the Chiefs group because the cease of the season. Defensive coordinator Bob Sutton was replaced by Steve Spagnuolo.