Walter Thomas

Walter Thomas, a 6 foot 5, 370-pound football draft pick can do a perfect forward flip which causes the ground to tremble when he lands, bench press 475 pounds and run the 40-yard dash in 4.9 seconds, faster than some NFL tight ends. Here's a story from the NYTimes 4-25 on Mr. Thomas--

Walter Thomas--Wikipedia

According to Wikipedia, Thomas was cut by the Saints at the start of the season due to "lack of conditioning."

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Paul Edmondson 9 years ago from Burlingame, CA

Oh my god, this guy is a monster. Geez. It will be interesting to see where he goes. He'd be a perfect Raider. I love stories like this. Thanks for posting.

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Ralph Deeds 9 years ago Author

Thanks, Paul! Times really change. When I was a kid our next door neighbor was LSU line coach Clarence "Pop" Strange. If my memory is correct he was an all-American tackle for LSU during the thirties at 185 pounds.

And BTW, I really like the new look and new features. Now at least the "adult" stuff doesn't hit everybody in the face scrolling through the new hubs.

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Paul Edmondson 9 years ago from Burlingame, CA

Glad you like the new site. I'll pass this to Paul D. He was in charge of it. Have you tried the new photo capsule yet. It will work well for one of your photo Hubs.

I wonder if a 185 lbs was considered large at the time? Or was speed considered more important?

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