Art Thoms

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Art Thoms
No. 80
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1946-10-20) October 20, 1946 (age 73)
Teaneck, New Jersey
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
NFL Draft:1969 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Arthur William Thoms (born October 20, 1946) is a former collegiate and professional American football defensive tackle who played nine seasons in the American Football League and the National Football League.

Thoms played high school football at Brick Township High School in Brick Township, New Jersey, after transferring from Wayne Valley High School in Wayne, New Jersey, where he played for two seasons.[1][2] From there he spent one year in the Hargrave Military Academy, which is where Syracuse Football found him and offered him a full scholarship.

Thoms was taken in the 1969 Common Draft by the American Football League's Oakland Raiders. He played one year for the AFL's Raiders, then seven for them in the NFL, and one year with the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles.

Member of the Oakland Raiders Super Bowl XI Team in 1976.

In 2002, he was inducted into the All-Millenium Team at Syracuse.

Current girls basketball coach at Campolindo High School

See also[edit]

Other American Football League players


  1. ^ Art Thoms player profile Archived 2007-02-09 at the Wayback Machine, database Football. Accessed August 11, 2007.
  2. ^ Art Thoms Archived 2007-09-30 at the Wayback Machine, Oakland Raiders. Accessed August 11, 2007. "I started playing football in high school. It was the freshman team at Wayne High School in Wayne, N.J. I played two years there and then my family moved to Brickjohn [sic], NJ. I played the last two years of high school ball there."