Injustice For All - Derrick Thomas SNUBBED again!

posted May 16, 2012, 1:50 PM by chuck.corbitt@bamacrimsontide.com
BamaCrimsonTide fans, readers, and wanderers, I have some terrible news: Derrick Thomas has been snubbed, yet again for the College Football Hall of Fame.  I am sure the mighty Bama faithful know this, but I felt I had to say something.  Especially since it's been a while since I have been on here.  Derrick Thomas, what does he have to do to get inducted?  Isn't enough to know that he has also been snubbed by the NFL Hall of Fame?

Derrick Thomas played at the GREATEST University in the land:  THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA!  He played from 1985 - 1988.  He was drafted 4th overall in the 1989 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs.  Derrick Thomas (D.T.) played all 11 of his years as Linebacker with the KC Chiefs.  D.T.'s 52 sacks give him more than twice any other player in Bama history.  In the NFL he recorded a career 126 1/2 sacks (11th all-time).  As if that aint enough, check out what Bleacher Report has for him (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1184708-alabama-football-derrick-thomas-snubbed-again-really?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=alabama-crimson-tide-football)

1) Most blocked kicks in a game with two. (Tied with three other players.)

2) Most blocked kicks in a career with five.

3) Most tackles for loss in a game with seven. (Also holds the second spot with six.)

4) Most tackles for loss in a season with 39.

5) Most tackles for loss in a career with 68.

6) Most sacks in a game with five. (Also holds the second spot with four.)

7) Most sacks in a season with 27. (Also holds the second spot with 18.)

8) Most sacks in a career with 52.

9) Most QB hurries in a game with nine. (Also holds the second spot with six.)

10) Most QB hurries in a season with 44.

11) Most forced fumbles in a season with seven.

12) Most forced fumbles in a career with 10. (Tied with two other players.)



Again, I'm not sure what he could have done more of to earn his place in the College Football Hall of Fame.  I don't suppose an FBS record 27 sacks in a single season is good enough.  88 career tackles while at Alabama aren't good enough either.  Maybe the Hall is snubbing Alabama, as pretty much any organization or media do.  It's easy to hate greatness.  But you have to acknowledge it.  Derrick Thomas, I am sorry that you aren't in either Hall of Fame.  Soon!
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