Former Cleveland Browns Veteran, 10-time Pro Bowl Player
National Advisory Board
Joe Thomas is one of five players in NFL history to be selected to the Pro Bowl each of his first 10 seasons with the Cleveland Browns. The other four players are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame (Barry Sanders, Lawrence Taylor, Mel Renfro and Merlin Olsen).
Only player in team history to earn the Walter Payton Man of the Year distinction multiple times (2010, 2012 and 2016), and was selected as one of three finalists for the 2012 NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year award. Also the only player in team history to be voted as the PFWA Dino Lucarelli Good Guy award winner multiple times (2010 and 2013), an award for cooperation with the media and community involvement.
Played every possible offensive snap (10,363 consecutive) through Week 7, 2017, when he sustained a triceps injury that ended a consecutive snap streak believed to be the longest in NFL history.
Hosts an Emmy submitted web series – The Joe Thomas Hour, The Best Two Minutes of your Life – where he interviews teammates. The show enters its fourth season in 2018.
An avid outdoorsman who co-hosted ‘Outdoors Ohio’ on SportsTime Ohio with D'Arcy Egan for three seasons (2008-10). Opted to go fishing with his dad on Lake Michigan instead of attending the 2007 NFL Draft with the other top players.
Enjoys gardening and maintains a 900 square foot garden. His garden includes peppers, tomatoes, green beans, cucumbers, garlic and asparagus. He considers the cajun belle pepper the best thing in his garden.
Joe attended Brookfield (Wis.) Central High School and also served as kicker and punter. In addition to football, he lettered four times in both track and basketball.