Former Tennessee Titan Rodney Thomas Has Died
Rodney Thomas who played with the Oilers, Titans and Falcons died Saturday night in Groveton, Texas. He was 41. Trinity County Justice of the Peace Rod Blair confirmed Thomas died at about 7 p.m.. No cause of death was given. And an autopsy report is pending.
A third-round pick of the Houston Oilers in the 1995 draft, Thomas spent seven years in the NFL — six with the Oilers/Titans — mostly as a reserve. He played in Super Bowl XXIV with the Titans, which they lost to the Rams.
“I was shocked and saddened by the news of the passing of Rodney Thomas,” said former Texas A&M football Coach R.C. Slocum, who coached Thomas during his Aggie career. “He was a great football player, but more importantly, he was one of the finest young men that I have ever met.”
Slocum went on to say in a written statement sent to KBTX News 3, “(Rodney) was so kind, considerate and unselfish. He impacted all that met him in a positive way. Our prayers go out to his family and friends. Aggieland lost one of its brightest stars today.”
Thomas’ best year with Tennessee was as an Oiler in 1995. He carried the ball 251 times racking up 947-yards with five touchdowns in 16 games. In his career with Oilers/Titans he massed 1973-yards on 532 carries.