A future first-ballot Hall of Famer, Joe Thomas has cemented himself as one most accomplished and decorated athletes to ever set foot on an NFL football field.
Selected third overall by the Cleveland Browns in the 2007 NFL Draft, Thomas became one of just five players in NFL history to be selected for the Pro Bowl in each of his first 10 seasons. His 10,363 consecutive snaps played is the longest streak in history. Thomas was also the only player in team history to earn the Cleveland Browns' Walter Payton Man of the Year Award multiple times (2010, 2012 and 2016). Prior to joining the Browns, Thomas was an All-American at the University of Wisconsin, earning honors as the nation's best interior lineman. Following an injury, and after an illustrious 11-year NFL career, the NFL iron man decided to retire from the league.
Upon retirement, Thomas joined NFL Network as a pre- and post-game analyst for Thursday Night Football, as well as NFL Network's extensive coverage of such events as the Super Bowl and the NFL Draft. In addition to his NFL Network duties, Thomas hosts a successful weekly podcast on the UNINTERRUPTED Podcast Network titled "The ThomaHawk Show," where he and former teammate Andrew Hawkins provide entertaining insight and comedic banter on an array of NFL stories and topics. A Wisconsin native, Thomas, wife Annie and their four children reside in Madison.