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Joe Thomas

Offensive Tackle

Joseph Hayden Thomas

Inducted 2019

Date of Birth



Brookfield, WI


University of Wisconsin (2003-2006)


Joe Thomas’ career at Wisconsin was nothing short of incredible. As a true freshman, he primarily saw action as a blocking tight end and became a dominant offensive lineman as a sophomore. He started 39 games as a left tackle. Thomas also competed on Wisconsin’s track and field team in the shot-put and discus. In 2006, his abilities earned him the Outland Trophy, the first Badger to win the award. In 2007, he was selected 3rd overall by the Cleveland Browns having a successful 11-year NFL career.


Height 6'6"

Weight 315

Career Highlights

  • 2006 All-Conference
  • 2006 NFF Scholar-Athlete
  • 2006 Outland Trophy
  • 2006 Unanimous All-America
  • 2005 All-Conference
  • 2005 Second-Team All-America
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