As a running back for Willowridge High School in Sugar Land, Texas, in 1982, Thurman Thomas had 1,556 yards and helped lead his team to the 4A state championship with a 15-0 record. At Oklahoma State University he twice made the All-America team (1985, 1987) and had 21 games of 100 yards rushing or more. His staggering career numbers include 897 rushes for 4,595 yards, 43 touchdowns, and 5,146 total yards. Thomas left OSU as the school's all-time leading rusher and his 34 jersey is one of only three to have been retired by the school. After being drafted by the Buffalo Bills (1988-1999) he soon led the team to four straight Super Bowls in 1991, 1992, 1993, and 1994. Thomas was named to five consecutive Pro Bowls (1989-93), was the 1991 NFL MVP, and in 13 NFL seasons (including Miami in 2000), he had 12,074 rushing yards, 472 receptions for 4,458 receiving yards, and 88 touchdowns with 16,532 total yards from scrimmage. He was inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame in 2007, the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008 and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.