Date of Birth: May 23, 1928, Guthrie, Oklahoma
Date of Death: May 16, 2012, in Columbia, Maryland (83 years old)
Baltimore Sun - Published 05/22/12
He died from dementia complications
Did you know?
Jesse Thomas was Flint, Michigan's 1945 Athlete of the Year and held
letters in basketball, baseball, track and football. He was also the 1945 Michigan
broad jump champion.
Jesse Thomas also served in the United States Army in Korea and also played
on the military teams. He tried out for an Olympic team in the broad jump and the triple jump.
Pro-Football Hall of Fame member and his teammate Art Donovan once said of Jesse,
"I used to call him 'The Lieutenant' because of his time in the military."
1954 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL)
1955 Baltimore Colts (NFL)
1956 Baltimore Colts (NFL)
1957 Baltimore Colts (NFL)
1960 Los Angeles Chargers (AFL)
Michigan State University