MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The long wait is finally over.
Former Miami Dolphins linebacker Zach Thomas has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Thomas joins the Class of 2023 and will become the 11th Dolphins player or coach to be enshrined.
“I am truly honored and humbled to be voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame,” Thomas said. “Growing up in Texas, I dreamed of playing football at any level. To have played at Texas Tech and then be drafted by the Dolphins was the ultimate. It was indeed a dream come true. I want to thank my family for all the sacrifices they made for me over the years. I could never have accomplished this without your love and support. Thank you to all of my teammates. Each of you made me a better player and are a big part of where I am today. I’m looking forward to celebrating this with all of you. Thanks to all my coaches, trainers and equipment staff for helping this honor become a reality. Lastly, I want to thank the Dolphins fans. Your support means everything to me.”
Thomas spent 12 of his 13 seasons with Miami after being selected in the fifth-round of the 1996 NFL Draft.
Thomas was selected to seven Pro Bowls and was a first-team All-Pro five times.
ZACH IS GOING TO CANTON!!— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) February 10, 2023
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