Former Groveton running back dies at 41 - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

Former Groveton running back dies at 41

One of the best running backs in Texas high school history has passed away. Former Groveton star Rodney Thomas died on Saturday night in his mother's home in Groveton. He was 41 years old.

Thomas led the Indians to back to back state titles in 1989 and 1990. He ranks fifth all time on the Texas high school rushing list with over 8,400 yards.

After a great career at Groveton, Thomas attended Texas A&M University before playing seven seasons in the NFL with the Oilers, Titans, and Falcons.

The former Aggie leaves behind a wife and child. The cause of death at this time is uncertain

Copyright 2014 KLTV. All rights reserved.

  • KLTV SportsLocal SportsMore>>

  • SFA Pro Day sets up Lumberjacks for success

    SFA Pro Day sets up Lumberjacks for success

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 11:32 PM EDT2017-03-30 03:32:55 GMT
    KLTV StaffKLTV Staff

    It's been Pro Day after Pro Day across the country the past two weeks, and today it was Stephen F. Austin's turn to put their crop of eligible athletes in front of NFL scouts.  "I was really proud of all the guys. I thought we had some excellent work on the bench press, Anthony Pullins knocked it out of the gym. We had some guys really jump well, run well, and then of course catch and throw well. I was real pleased and I think the five or six organizations that were here le...

    More >>

    It's been Pro Day after Pro Day across the country the past two weeks, and today it was Stephen F. Austin's turn to put their crop of eligible athletes in front of NFL scouts.  "I was really proud of all the guys. I thought we had some excellent work on the bench press, Anthony Pullins knocked it out of the gym. We had some guys really jump well, run well, and then of course catch and throw well. I was real pleased and I think the five or six organizations that were here le...

    More >>
  • Tampa Bay QB Winston visited East Texas on Wednesday night

    Tampa Bay QB Winston visited East Texas on Wednesday night

    Thursday, March 30 2017 12:14 AM EDT2017-03-30 04:14:02 GMT
    Jameis worked out with Peterson on Wednesday.Jameis worked out with Peterson on Wednesday.

    I think its safe to say Jameis Winston likes to hang out with East Texas talent. The Tampa Bay quarterback was in Lufkin Wednesday night with former teammate Jorvorskie Lane to help the former Lufkin star talk with kids and support his "Lane of Hope" foundation. But, earlier Wednesday, a picture surfaced on social media of Winston working out with Adrian Peterson in Houston at a training facility.

    More >>

    I think its safe to say Jameis Winston likes to hang out with East Texas talent. The Tampa Bay quarterback was in Lufkin Wednesday night with former teammate Jorvorskie Lane to help the former Lufkin star talk with kids and support his "Lane of Hope" foundation. But, earlier Wednesday, a picture surfaced on social media of Winston working out with Adrian Peterson in Houston at a training facility.

    More >>
  • Sports WebXtra: No deal in place between Manziel and Saints

    Sports WebXtra: No deal in place between Manziel and Saints

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 9:54 PM EDT2017-03-30 01:54:14 GMT
    Manziel deal with Saints is not pending.Manziel deal with Saints is not pending.

    Texans head coach Bill O'Brien can't get away from the Tony Romo speculation, and Saints head coach Sean Payton was asked about Johnny Manziel numerous times Wednesday at the annual league meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.

    More >>

    Texans head coach Bill O'Brien can't get away from the Tony Romo speculation, and Saints head coach Sean Payton was asked about Johnny Manziel numerous times Wednesday at the annual league meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly