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Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt looks on during a half-time ceremony to retire the jersey number of Hall of Fame player Derrick Thomas. The Denver Broncos defeated the Kansas City Chiefs, 44-13, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, Sunday, December 6, 2009. (Photo by John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/MCT via Getty Images)

29. Derrick Thomas gets inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame (2009)

The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio is where legends go to live forever. For the Kansas City Chiefs, they have a legend of their own in linebacker Derrick Thomas.

Thomas was a one-man wrecking crew, causing quarterbacks to fear any time he lined up across from them. Derrick also perfected the “Tomahawk chop” a move he would do that would always it seemed jar a ball loose out of a players hands. Thomas was a fan favorite and his jersey No. 58 can still be seen in the stand of Arrowhead Stadium on game days.

Sadly, Thomas’ career was cut short when a car accident took him away far too early for his family, his team, and his fans. Thomas touched everyone who knew him. He always had a smile on, but it was when that smile turned to anger that opposing teams turned to mush. Thomas was named Defensive Rookie of the Year in Kansas City in his first year with the team. He had a motor that would not stop, and no player since has been able to match his intensity, his drive and his play.

It was a bittersweet moment when Thomas was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 2009. Carl Peterson, the Chiefs general manager when Thomas was drafted, was on hand to give his induction speech. Thomas’ legacy still lingers at Arrowhead, including his record of seven sacks in one game which remains a record. Thomas is missed in Kansas City for sure, but he will live on forever in Canton as a member of the 2009 Hall of Fame class.

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