|No. 45, 22|
|Position:||Fullback / Halfback|
|Born:||September 1, 1942|
|Died:||August 27, 1993 50) (aged|
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Eugene "Gene" Warren Thomas (September 1, 1942 – August 27, 1993) was an American football fullback and halfback in the American Football League and played in Super Bowl I. He attended North High School in Akron, Ohio and played college football at Florida A&M University. During his pro-career, played for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Boston Patriots.
Thomas died from cardiomyopathy in his sleep on August 27, 1993 at his home in Independence, Missouri, 5 days before his 51st birthday.
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