Lynn Thomas
No. 28
Position:Defensive back
Personal information
Born:(1959-07-09)July 9, 1959
Pascagoula, Mississippi, U.S.
Died:April 11, 2021(2021-04-11) (aged 61)
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:181 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school:Pascagoula (Mississippi)
NFL Draft:1981 / Round: 5 / Pick: 121
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at · PFR

Ronald Lynn Thomas (July 9, 1959 – April 11, 2021) was an American professional football player who was a defensive back for two seasons with the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He was selected by the 49ers in the fifth round of the 1981 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Pittsburgh and attended Pascagoula High School in Pascagoula, Mississippi.[1] Thomas was also a member of the Oakland Invaders of the United States Football League. He was a member of the San Francisco 49ers team that won Super Bowl XVI.

On April 14, 2021, it was announced that Thomas had died at the age of 61.[2]


  1. ^ "Lynn Thomas". Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  2. ^ Williams, Charean (April 14, 2021). "Former 49ers defensive back Lynn Thomas dies at 61". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports. Retrieved April 14, 2021.