Thomas had completed his 11th NFL season when he died in February 2000 following a crash a month earlier. The nine-time Pro Bowl selection had a franchise-record 126.5 career sacks, including an NFL-record seven sacks in one game.
Thomas was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August. Representatives of the Hall will make a special presentation to the Thomas family during Sunday's halftime event.
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