Players

Earl Thomas
FS #29
Height:
5-10
Weight:
202
Age:
25
College:
Texas
Hometown:
Orange, Texas
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
12
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 357 262 95 0.0 0 33 15 176 -- 57 1 5 3
2014 SEA 2 2 12 9 3 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 SEA 16 16 105 78 27 0.0 -- 9 5 9 1.8 11 0 2 --
2012 SEA 16 16 66 42 24 0.0 0 9 3 80 26.7 57 1 1 1
2011 SEA 16 16 98 69 29 0.0 -- 7 2 19 9.5 11 0 1 2
2010 SEA 16 16 76 64 12 0.0 0 7 5 68 13.6 34 0 1 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 GB W 36-16 5 4 1 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @SD L 21-30 7 5 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

HOW ACQUIRED:
Drafted with the 14th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.

NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• Voted to his second all-star game as a backup in the 2013 Pro Bowl.
• Recorded 61 tackles and three interceptions in 2012, returning one for a TD. Also recorded a two interceptions in the postseason, with one at Washington and one at Atlanta.
• Voted a starter to the 2012 Pro Bowl, becoming the first Seahawk voted to the all-star game since 2008 and first Seahawks safety to earn a spot since Darryl Williams in 1997.
• Recorded a career-high 92 tackles (67 solo), finishing third on the team after starting all 16 games in 2011.
• Posted a career-high 10 stops (four solo) vs. Cincinnati (10/30/11).
• Led team with five interceptions (T5th NFC, T10th NFL), tying the club’s mark for most interceptions by a rookie (Michael Boulware, 2005).
• In 2010, finished fifth on team with 71 tackles (60 solo) during rookie campaign.
• Scored first career touchdown on a 10-yard return of a blocked punt vs. Kansas City (11/28/10), the first time that has happened for Seattle since Alex Bannister’s 9-yard return vs. Denver (10/14/01).
• Collected the first two interceptions of career vs. San Diego (9/26/10) with the final pick coming at the goal-line to preserve the win. Became the first Seahawks rookie since Kenny Easley in 1981 to have two interceptions in one game.

HONORS:
2012, NFC Pro Bowl, Associated Press First-team All- Pro, Pro Football Weekly All-NFL Team, Sporting News All-Pro; 2011, NFC Pro Bowl starter.

COLLEGE:
Named a Thorpe Award finalist (nation’s top defensive back). Left school after redshirt-sophomore season and started all 27 games at Texas, posting 135 tackles (97 solo) with 7.5 stops for loss. Added 19 tackles (17 solo) with a blocked punt performing on UT’s special team coverage units. Deflected 21 passes and intercepted 10 others for 149 yards in returns. His 10 interceptions rank 11th on the school’s career record list. As a sophomore, earned All- American first-team honors from The NFL Draft Report, Walter Camp Football Foun dation, American Football Coaches Association AP, and Football Writers Association of America, adding second-team honors from The Sporting News. Finalist for Jim Thorpe Award, given to the Nation’s top defensive back. Unanimous All-Big 12 Conference first-team choice. Recorded 65 tackles (46 solo), one forced fumble and led the league (third in nation) with eight interceptions. His eight interceptions in 2009 set the school single- season record, topping the previous mark of seven.

PERSONAL:
Attended West Orange-Stark High School (Texas). Earned all-state selection and three-year starter at DB, RB and WR. Recorded 112 career tackles with 11 interceptions, two kickoff return TDs and two punt return TDs. Also had 1,850 rushing yards and 2,140 receiving yards. Helped team to a 24-2 record over his final two seasons. Also lettered in basketball, baseball and track and field. A two-time letterman in basketball and baseball. A three-time letterman in track and field. An active member of his church in which his late grandfather, Earl Thomas, was the pastor. Was part of a rebuilding project following Hurricane Katrina. His uncle, Anthony Thomas, was a linebacker at Stephen F. Austin (1997-99).

HOW ACQUIRED:
Drafted with the 14th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.

NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• Voted to his second all-star game as a backup in the 2013 Pro Bowl.
• Recorded 61 tackles and three interceptions in 2012, returning one for a TD. Also recorded a two interceptions in the postseason, with one at Washington and one at Atlanta.
• Voted a starter to the 2012 Pro Bowl, becoming the first Seahawk voted to the all-star game since 2008 and first Seahawks safety to earn a spot since Darryl Williams in 1997.
• Recorded a career-high 92 tackles (67 solo), finishing third on the team after starting all 16 games in 2011.
• Posted a career-high 10 stops (four solo) vs. Cincinnati (10/30/11).
• Led team with five interceptions (T5th NFC, T10th NFL), tying the club’s mark for most interceptions by a rookie (Michael Boulware, 2005).
• In 2010, finished fifth on team with 71 tackles (60 solo) during rookie campaign.
• Scored first career touchdown on a 10-yard return of a blocked punt vs. Kansas City (11/28/10), the first time that has happened for Seattle since Alex Bannister’s 9-yard return vs. Denver (10/14/01).
• Collected the first two interceptions of career vs. San Diego (9/26/10) with the final pick coming at the goal-line to preserve the win. Became the first Seahawks rookie since Kenny Easley in 1981 to have two interceptions in one game.

HONORS:
2012, NFC Pro Bowl, Associated Press First-team All- Pro, Pro Football Weekly All-NFL Team, Sporting News All-Pro; 2011, NFC Pro Bowl starter.

COLLEGE:
Named a Thorpe Award finalist (nation’s top defensive back). Left school after redshirt-sophomore season and started all 27 games at Texas, posting 135 tackles (97 solo) with 7.5 stops for loss. Added 19 tackles (17 solo) with a blocked punt performing on UT’s special team coverage units. Deflected 21 passes and intercepted 10 others for 149 yards in returns. His 10 interceptions rank 11th on the school’s career record list. As a sophomore, earned All- American first-team honors from The NFL Draft Report, Walter Camp Football Foun dation, American Football Coaches Association AP, and Football Writers Association of America, adding second-team honors from The Sporting News. Finalist for Jim Thorpe Award, given to the Nation’s top defensive back. Unanimous All-Big 12 Conference first-team choice. Recorded 65 tackles (46 solo), one forced fumble and led the league (third in nation) with eight interceptions. His eight interceptions in 2009 set the school single- season record, topping the previous mark of seven.

PERSONAL:
Attended West Orange-Stark High School (Texas). Earned all-state selection and three-year starter at DB, RB and WR. Recorded 112 career tackles with 11 interceptions, two kickoff return TDs and two punt return TDs. Also had 1,850 rushing yards and 2,140 receiving yards. Helped team to a 24-2 record over his final two seasons. Also lettered in basketball, baseball and track and field. A two-time letterman in basketball and baseball. A three-time letterman in track and field. An active member of his church in which his late grandfather, Earl Thomas, was the pastor. Was part of a rebuilding project following Hurricane Katrina. His uncle, Anthony Thomas, was a linebacker at Stephen F. Austin (1997-99).