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|Born:||January 12, 1965|
Houston, Texas, U.S.
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||277 lb (126 kg)|
|High school:||Eisenhower |
|NFL Draft:||1987 / Round: 3 / Pick: 72|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
Henry Lee Thomas Jr. (born January 12, 1965) is an American former professional football player. He played as a defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL). His nickname was "Hardware Hank."
Thomas was born in Houston, Texas. He was a star athlete at Eisenhower High School there.
He attended Louisiana State University, where he played college football for its football team.
Thomas played for the Minnesota Vikings for the first eight seasons of his career. Thomas twice was selected to the Pro Bowl. He joined the Detroit Lions in 1995, where he played two seasons. He subsequently played four seasons with the New England Patriots and retired from the game.
During his entire NFL career, he was responsible for 93.5 sacks and over 800 tackles.
He has been an intern coach for the Indianapolis Colts and Minnesota Vikings.