NameNo.PosSeasons playedGamesStarts
Broderick Thomas 51 LB 1989-93 80 55
CollegeHeightWeightDate of birth
Nebraska 6-4 250 20-Feb-67
How acquiredHow left
1st round pick 1989 Released after the 1993 season
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Profile
Had a couple of seasons in his five-year Buc career as the main tackler and most well-known force on the Tampa defense. Known as "The Sandman", he was eventually cut in June 1994 in a cap-related move but one brought on by his lack of pass-coverage ability. His 1991 season in which he recorded nearly 200 tackles and had 11 sacks, deserved to be rewarded with a Pro Bowl berth, but the Bucs' lack of success kept him from Hawaii. Went on to play for the Cowboys and also hit the news when he tried to board an internal flight in the US with a loaded handgun in his luggage.

1989 1990 1991 1992 1993
GamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStarts
16 0 16 15 16 16 16 16 16 8

Interceptions
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
1992 2 81 40.5 56 1
Total 2 81 40.5 56 1
Tackles
Season Solo Asst Total
1989 18 9 27
1990 48 24 72
1991 98 76 174
1992 62 51 113
1993 43 32 75
Total 269 192 461
Special Teams' Tackles
Season Solo Asst Total
1989 8
Total 8
SacksPasses Defensed
Season No. Season No
1989 2.0
1990 7.519903
1991 11.019913
1992 5.019928
1993 1.019934
Total 26.5Total18