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Cleveland Browns to honor Joe Thomas at Sunday's game

Posted at 4:14 PM, Oct 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-11 17:04:48-04

The Cleveland Browns will honor former Left Tackle Joe Thomas at Sunday's game.

Thomas was drafted number three overall in the 2007 draft for Cleveland.

He retired from the Browns earlier this year. 

The team plans on enshrining the number 10,363 in the Browns Ring of Honor, recognizing the number of consecutive snaps he had while playing for the team. 

Thomas is the first player to be acknowledged in the Ring of Honor since it was established in 2010. 

“I am extremely humbled by this honor,” Thomas said. “The snap streak was not something I set out to accomplish. All I ever wanted to do was to be there for my teammates and always do everything I possibly could to help this team win. It was important to always get back up and get in the huddle even when it wasn’t easy. For that number – 10,363 – to be forever on display in FirstEnergy Stadium among the likes of all-time greats like Jim Brown, Otto Graham, Lou Groza is something I take great pride in.”

Thomas will serve as the team's honorary Dawg Pound Captain during a break in the first quarter. 

As part of the celebration, the Browns will give away 10,363 commemorative Joe Thomas bobbleheads to fans that attend the game.