Born: June 3, 1943

Emmitt Thomas returned to his football roots in Kansas City in 2010, joining the Chiefs as the defensive backs coach. Thomas played cornerback for 13 seasons with Kansas City (’66-78) and finished his career with a franchise-record 58 interceptions. 2011 marked Emmitt’s 31st season as an NFL assistant coach and his 44th overall NFL campaign. He was a member of both of Kansas City’s Super Bowl squads, with the 1969-70 team winning Super Bowl IV. Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2008 and the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 1986. Thomas was also enshrined into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.