Derrick Thomas's Career Highlights

All-Pro: 1990 (AP, PFWA, NEA, SN, PW), 1991 (AP, SN, PW), 1992 (SN, NEA)

All-Pro Second Team: 1991 (NEA), 1993 (AP), 1994 (AP), 1996 (AP)

All-AFC: 1989 (UPI, PW), 1990 (UPI, PW), 1991 (UPI, PW), 1992 (UPI, PW), 1993 (UPI), 1994 (UPI), 1996 (UPI, PW)

All-AFC-Second Team: 1995 (UPI)

(9) - 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998

 

At the time of his retirement following the 1999 season

[1st] Most Sacks, Game - 7 (vs. Seattle, Nov. 11, 1990)
[2nd] Most Touchdowns on Fumble Recoveries, Career - 4
[Tied for 2nd] Most Touchdowns on Opponents' Fumble Recoveries, Career - 4
[Tied for 2nd] Most Sacks, Game - 6 (vs. Oakland, Sept. 6, 1998)

Team Records

Chiefs' records held by Thomas following his last season in 1999

[1st] Most Opponents Fumbles Recovered, Career - 19
[1st] Most Opponents Fumbles Forced, Career - 45
[1st] Most Opponents Fumbles Forced, Season - 8 (1992)
[1st] Most Sacks, Career - 126.5
[1st] Most Sacks, Season - 20 (1990)
[1st] Most Sacks, Game - 7 (vs. Seattle, Nov. 11, 1990)
[1st] Most Safeties, Career - 3
[Tied for 1st] Most Safeties, Season - 1 (1994, 1997, 1998)
[2nd] Most Opponents Fumbles Forced, Season - 6 (1990, 1994)
[2nd] Most Sacks, Game - 6 (vs. Oakland, Sept. 6, 1998)
[Tied for 3rd] Most Sacks, Season - 14.5 (1992)
[Tied for 3rd] Most Sacks, Game - 4.0 (vs. Buffalo, Oct. 7, 1991; vs. San Diego, Nov. 8, 1992)
[Tied for 3rd] Most Defensive Touchdowns, Career - 4

Post-Season Records

[1st] Most Sacks, Career - 7.5
[Tied for 1st] Most Games Played, Career - 10

NFL Statistical Championships
Sack Titles: 1990

AFC Statistical Championships
Sack Titles: 1990

Team Statistical Championships
Sack Titles: 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992*, 1996, 1998, 1999

* Co-leader

 

1989 Defensive Rookie of the Year (AP, PW)
1990s All-Decade Team

Year Team
W
L
T
Division Finish
1989 Kansas City Chiefs
8
7
1
(2nd)
1990 Kansas City Chiefs
11
5
0
(2nd)
1991 Kansas City Chiefs
10
6
0
(2nd)
1992 Kansas City Chiefs
10
6
0
(2nd)
1993 Kansas City Chiefs
11
5
0
(1st)
1994 Kansas City Chiefs
9
7
0
(2nd)
1995 Kansas City Chiefs
13
3
0
(1st)
1996 Kansas City Chiefs
9
7
0
(2nd)
1997 Kansas City Chiefs
13
3
0
(1st)
1998 Kansas City Chiefs
7
9
0
(4th)
1999 Kansas City Chiefs
9
7
0
(2nd)

 

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