Emmitt Thomas is an Angleton, Texas native. Thomas played 13 seasons at cornerback for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1966 to 1978. While with the Chiefs he led the league in interceptions twice, in the AFL in 1969 and in the NFL in 1974. The 6'2, 192 pound cornerback set a Chiefs team record with 12 picks in 1974 and he is the Chiefs all-time leader in interceptions with 58. Thomas was selected to four Pro Bowls and made one AFL All-Star team. He played at Bishop College in Dallas. Thomas is entering his 31st season in the NFL coaching ranks and is currently the defensive backs coach for the Kansas City Chiefs. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2008. Thomas was inducted into the hall of fame as part of the class of 2010.