Joe Thomas Sr. is old enough to be the grandfather of some of his teammates. But that didn’t stop him from making history on Saturday.
The South Carolina State running back became the oldest Division I football player to record a snap. He carried the ball for 3 yards in a FCS game against Savannah State. Take a look:
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Thomas is the father of Joe Thomas Jr., who is a 25-year-old linebacker for the Green Bay Packers. He, too, played his college football at South Carolina State … just a bit before his 55-year-old father. His story was told by Sports Illustrated’s David Gardner earlier in the week.
Let this be a lesson to all you dreamers out there — it’s never too late as long as you still have some eligibility remaining.