Emmitt Thomas's Career Highlights

All-NFL: 1974 (AP, PFWA) • 1975 (NEA)

All-NFL Second Team: 1971 (PFWA) • 1974 (NEA) • 1975 (AP)

All-AFL Second Team: 1969 (SN)

All-AFC: 1971 (AP, PW) • 1974 (AP, UPI, SN, PW) • 1975 (UPI, PW)

All-AFC Second Team: 1970 (UPI) • 1971 (UPI)

(5) – 1969, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976

At time of his retirement following 1978 season

[Tied for 1st] Most Season Leading League, Interceptions – 2 (1969, 1974)
[Tied for 3rd] Most Interceptions, Season – 12 (1974)

Chiefs’ records held by Thomas
Records through the 1978 season, Thomas’ final season with Kansas City

[1st] Most Interceptions, Career – 58
[1st] Most Interceptions, Season – 12 (1974)
[1st] Most Interception Return Yards, Career – 938
[2nd] Most Interception Return Yards, Season – 214 (1974)
[2nd] Most Interceptions Returned for Touchdown, Season – 2 (1974)
[Tied for 2nd] Most Interceptions Returned for Touchdown, Career – 5
[3rd] Most Interceptions, Season – 9 (1969)
[3rd] Most Kickoff Returns, Season – 29 (1966)
[Tied for 3rd] Most Seasons – 13

AFL Statistical Championships
Interception Titles: 1969

NFL Statistical Championships
Interception Titles: 1974

AFC Statistical Championships
Interception Titles: 1974

Team Statistical Championships
Interception Titles: 1969, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975

Year Team
W
L
T
Division Finish
1966 Kansas City Chiefs
11
2
1
(1st)
1967 Kansas City Chiefs
9
5
0
(2nd)
1968 Kansas City Chiefs
12
2
0
(2nd)
1969 Kansas City Chiefs
11
2
0
(2nd)
1970 Kansas City Chiefs
7
5
2
(2nd)
1971 Kansas City Chiefs
10
3
1
(1st)
1972 Kansas City Chiefs
8
6
0
(2nd)
1973 Kansas City Chiefs
7
5
2
(2nd)
1974 Kansas City Chiefs
5
9
0
(3rd)
1975 Kansas City Chiefs
5
9
0
(3rd)
1976 Kansas City Chiefs
5
9
0
(4th)
1977 Kansas City Chiefs
2
12
0
(5th)
1978 Kansas City Chiefs
4
12
0
(5th)

 

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