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Joe Thomas


Former All-Pro offensive tackle for the Cleveland Browns Joe Thomas is an NFL Network analyst. Thomas can be seen on NFL Network's on-location pregame and postgame shows for every Thursday Night Football game in 2019, as well as NFL Network's extensive coverage of such events as Super Bowl, NFL Scouting Combine and the NFL Draft. 

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 with the Browns, Thomas played in every game and never missed a snap, having earned 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's milestone consecutive snaps played streak. 

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