Jim Thomas - Running Back - 1963-71 - Mississippi Industrial
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was nicknamed “Long Gone” for good reason. Jim Thomas came to the
Eskimos in 1963 out of the Mississippi Industrial. He had
explosive running ability and made an immediate impact with over 600
rushing yards in his rookie season.
fact, Thomas has the three longest rushing TDs in Eskimos history with a
100-yard TD against Winnipeg on Aug.2, 1966 and a 97-yard TD against
Ottawa on Sept.4, 1964. Thomas played for the Eskimos during a down time
in their history but he was one of the bright lights on the team and a
The Columbus, MS product played nine seasons with the Green and Gold (1963-71) and will go down as one of the best running backs in Eskimos history. Thomas was a two-time CFL All-Star (1966-67) and a nine-time Divisional All-Star (1963-71).
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