It’s usually the father worried about the son getting hurt on the football field, but in the case of Green Bay Packers linebacker Joe Thomas Jr., it’s the other way around.
On Saturday afternoon, when Joe Jr. is on the Packers’ team plane headed for Sunday’s game at Washington, his 55-year-old father is expected to make history and play in a college football game. If all goes as planned, Joe Sr. will Trevor Linden Authentic Jersey take the field as the oldest walk-on running back for South Carolina State University, where Joe Jr. played from 2010 to 2013.
Joe Jr. has been with the Packers since 2015, but hardly anyone around the team knew that his father was enrolled at his alma mater, let alone on the football team.
Joe Jr. has been with the Packers since 2015, yet hardly anyone around the team knew his father was enrolled at his alma mater, let alone on the football team, until a story appeared this week in Sports Illustrated’s Campus Rush.
“A lot of people are wanting to criticize Andrew Luck instead of really, in my opinion, going after what the big problem is,” Wayne said on NFL Network last month. “I think that big problem is a lot of the front-office decisions. Whether it’s draft picks or it’s free-agent picks, they’ve missed on a lot of guys.”
“We have a defense that is a work in progress,” Grigson said on Fox Sports Radio last month. “When you pay Andrew what we did, it’s going to take some time to build on the other side of the ball.”
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Stopping the run is not only a source of pride with the Ravens. It’s become tradition.
Since the franchise moved to Baltimore in 1996, the Ravens have never allowed an opponent to average more than four yards per carry in any of their 20 seasons, which is an NFL record.