Joe Thomas

Hall of Fame Offensive Tackle

Joe Thomas is a former offensive tackle who spent his entire career with the Cleveland Browns (2007-2017). Thomas is a six-time All-Pro, was named to the NFL’s 2010s All-Decade Team, and will be inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame as part of the 2023 class.

A 10-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle, Thomas played 11 seasons with the Browns after being selected with the third overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft. During his first 10 seasons, Thomas played in every game and never missed a snap after earning the starting left tackle job as a rookie.

In his final season, Thomas’ streak of consecutive snaps played ended at 10,363, which is the longest streak recorded since snaps played were counted. Thomas announced his retirement following the 2017 NFL season. During the 2018 season, the Browns added the number 10,363 to the Ring of Honor, commemorating Thomas’ milestone consecutive snaps played streak.

A Wisconsin native, Thomas played four seasons at the University of Wisconsin (2003-06). During his time at Wisconsin, Thomas earned first-team All-American honors in 2006 and won the Outland Trophy as college football’s top interior lineman.

Thomas was born and raised in Brookfield, Wisc. Thomas played right tackle, defensive end, tight end, fullback, kicker and punter at Brookfield Central High School.

Since retiring in 2017, Thomas has appeared on NFL Network for pre-game and post-game shows.