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Hollis Thomas
DT #75
Height:
6-0
Weight:
340
College:
Northern Illinois
Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.
Experience:
14
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 178 261 204 57 20 1 9 0 0 0 -- 0
2009 CAR 13 33 24 9 0 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 STL 3 2 2 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 NO 8 7 6 1 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2007 NO 16 50 38 12 3 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006 NO 12 43 35 8 3.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2005 PHI 16 35 27 8 0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
2004 PHI 13 21 17 4 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2003 PHI 7 19 13 6 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2002 PHI 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2001 PHI 14 51 42 9 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2000 PHI 16 -- -- -- 4 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
1999 PHI 16 -- -- -- 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
1998 PHI 12 -- -- -- 5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
1997 PHI 16 -- -- -- 2.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
1996 PHI 16 -- -- -- 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Signed as a free agent by Carolina (10/1/09)...Released by St. Louis (9/29/09)...Signed as a free agent by St. Louis (7/30/09)...Released/failed physical by New Orleans (4/28/09)...Signed as a free agent by New Orleans (11/3/08)...Released/injury settlement by New Orleans (9/10/08)...Traded by Philadelphia to New Orleans along with a 1996 fourth-round draft choice in exchange for a 1996 fourth-round draft choice (4/30/06)...Placed on injured reserve by Philadelphia with a torn left biceps tendon (10/28/03)...Placed on injured reserve by Philadelphia with a broken right foot (8/27/02)...Placed on injured reserve by Philadelphia with an injured right foot (12/31/01)...Placed on injured reserve by Philadelphia with a torn left biceps tendon (12/2/98)...Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Philadelphia (4/26/96).

GP/GS
Career (178/136) [8/4]; 2009 (16/13); 2008 (8/2); 2007 (16/14); 2006 (12/12) [2/2]; 2005 (16/12); 2004 (13/2) [3/0]; 2003 (7/2); 2002 (IR); 2001 (14/14); 2000 (16/16) [2/2]; 1999 (16/16); 1998 (12/12); 1997 (16/16); 1996 (16/5) [1/0].

2009
Signed as a free agent by Carolina (10/1)...Played in three games and notched two tackles for St. Louis before being released (9/29).

2008
Played in eight games with two starts and was inactive for one game with New Orleans...Registered 10 tackles and three passes defensed...Released with an injury settlement by the Saints (9/10) after being inactive for the season opener versus Tampa Bay (9/7) with a torn right triceps suffered during a joint training camp practice with Houston (8/13)...Re-signed by New Orleans (11/3)...Started the last two games at Detroit (12/21) and versus Carolina (12/28).

2007
Played in 16 games, starting the last 14, for New Orleans...Collected 58 tackles and three sacks...At Seattle (10/14): Hauled down Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck for a six-yard sack...Vs. St. Louis (11/11): Sacked Rams quarterback Marc Bulger for a three-yard sack...At Atlanta (12/10): Brought down Falcons quarterback Chris Redman for a three-yard loss.

2006
Acquired, along with a 2006 fourth-round draft choice, by New Orleans in a draft-day trade from Philadelphia in exchange for a 2006 fourth-round draft choice (4/30)...Started 12 games...Totaled 49 tackles, 3.5 sacks, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed...Suspended by the NFL for the final four regular-season games for violating the anabolic steroids and related substances policy...POSTSEASON: Started both games...Made eight tackles...At Cleveland (9/10): Teamed with defensive tackle Brian Young for a 10-yard sack of Browns quarterback Charlie Frye...Vs. Philadelphia (10/15): Corralled Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb for an eight-yard sack...Vs. Baltimore (10/29): Tackled Ravens quarterback Steve McNair for a three-yard sack...Recovered a fumble by Ravens running back Jamal Lewis...Vs. San Francisco (12/3): Sacked 49ers quarterback Alex Smith for an eight-yard loss.

2005
Played in 16 games with 12 starts for Philadelphia...Started the first 12 games...Finished second among the team's defensive linemen with 65 tackles and added three passes defensed.

2004
Played in 13 games with two starts for Philadelphia...Recorded 33 tackles, 10 quarterback hurries and one fumble recovery...Started versus Green Bay (12/5) and at Washington (12/12)...Inactive versus Dallas (12/19), at St. Louis (12/27) and versus Cincinnati (1/2)...POSTSEASON: Appeared in all three games, including Super Bowl XXXIX against New England (2/6)...Contributed eight tackles and one sack...Vs. Baltimore (10/31): Recovered a fumble by Ravens running back Chester Taylor that the Eagles converted into a touchdown... At Washington (12/12): Dislocated his left elbow, causing him to be inactive for the last three regular-season games...NFC Championship vs. Atlanta (1/23): Victimized Falcons quarterback Michael Vick for a two-yard sack.

2003
Played in seven games with two starts for Philadelphia...Posted 30 tackles, eight quarterback hurries and one pass defensed...Started versus New England (9/14) and at Buffalo (9/28)...Placed on injured reserve (10/28)...Vs. New York Jets (10/26): Suffered a season-ending left biceps tear.

2002
Spent the entire season on injured reserve for Philadelphia...Sustained a broken right foot during a training camp practice (8/2) and was placed on injured reserve (8/28).

2001
Started the first 14 games for Philadelphia prior to being placed on injured reserve with a right foot injury (12/31)...Tallied 70 tackles – first among Eagles defensive linemen – eight quarterback hurries, a team-leading four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and three passes defensed...Vs. San Diego (12/9): Stripped the ball from Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson to force a fumble...Fell on a fumble by Chargers quarterback Doug Flutie to set up an Eagles field goal...Vs. New York Giants (12/30): Injured his right foot in pregame warm-ups and was placed on injured reserve (12/31).

2000
Started all 16 games for Philadelphia...Compiled 81 tackles – tops among the team's defensive linemen - four sacks, 10 quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery...POSTSEASON: Started both games...Accounted for seven tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery...At Green Bay (9/17): Gathered a seven-yard sack of Packers quarterback Brett Favre...At New Orleans (9/24): Collected a three-yard sack of Saints quarterback Jeff Blake...Forced two fumbles by Saints running back Ricky Williams, both of which were recovered by the Eagles...Vs. Chicago (10/22): Had a three-yard sack of Bears quarterback Cade McCown...Vs. Dallas (11/5): Amassed a single-game high 11 tackles...Vs. Cincinnati (12/24): Generated sack, forced fumble and fumble recovery on the same play when he brought down Bengals quarterback Scott Mitchell...NFC Wild Card vs. Tampa Bay (12/31): Helped the Eagles limit Pro Bowl running back Warrick Dunn to one yard on eight attempts...Sacked Buccaneers quarterback Shaun King for a one-yard loss.

1999
Started all 16 games for Philadelphia...Led the Eagles defensive linemen with 72 tackles to go along with one sack, 22 quarterback hurries, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed...At Chicago (10/17): Took down Bears quarterback Cade McCown for a three-yard sack...Vs. Washington (11/14): Recovered a fumble by Redskins quarterback Brad Johnson, resulting in an Eagles field goal...Vs. New England (12/19): Caused a fumble by running back Terry Allen in the red zone to stop a potential Patriot scoring drive.

1998
Started the first 12 games for Philadelphia before being placed on injured reserve with a torn left biceps tendon (12/2)...Ranked third on the team with five sacks...Produced 54 tackles, eight quarterback hurries, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed...At Atlanta (9/13): Shared a sack of Falcons quarterback Chris Chandler with defensive tackle Bill Johnson...Vs. Washington (10/11): Established a single-game best with two sacks, taking down Redskins quarterbacks Trent Green and Gus Frerotte...Vs. San Diego (10/18): Combined with linebacker Hugh Douglas on a sack of Chargers quarterback Ryan Leaf...Vs. Dallas (11/2): Sacked Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman...At Washington (11/15): Dropped Green for a sack...At Green Bay (11/29): Suffered a torn left biceps tendon and was subsequently placed on injured reserve (12/2).

1997
Started all 16 games for Philadelphia...Tied for the team lead with a career-high 82 tackles to go along with 2.5 sacks, 17 quarterback hurries, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed...Vs. Washington (10/5): Corralled one sack of Redskins quarterback Gus Frerotte...At Arizona (11/2): Accumulated 1.5 sacks of Cardinals quarterback Jake Plummer.

1996
Played in 16 games with five starts for Philadelphia...Notched 64 tackles, one sack, 12 quarterback hurries and one pass defensed...Started the last five regular-season games...Originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent (4/26)...POSTSEASON: Saw action in the NFC Wild Card at San Francisco (12/29)...Responsible for five tackles...HONORS: Football News All-Rookie Team...Vs. Carolina (10/27): Gathered first career sack, dropping Panthers quarterback Kerry Collins for a nine-yard loss...At Arizona (11/24): Made first NFL start.

COLLEGE
Finished career at Northern Illinois with 202 tackles, including 31 stops for losses...Earned first-team All-Big West Conference honors as a senior in 1995.

PERSONAL
Graduated from the Academy of Math and Science in St. Louis, Mo....Played football at Sumner (Mo.) HS...Majored in child development at Northern Illinois.

TRANSACTIONS
Signed as a free agent by Carolina (10/1/09)...Released by St. Louis (9/29/09)...Signed as a free agent by St. Louis (7/30/09)...Released/failed physical by New Orleans (4/28/09)...Signed as a free agent by New Orleans (11/3/08)...Released/injury settlement by New Orleans (9/10/08)...Traded by Philadelphia to New Orleans along with a 1996 fourth-round draft choice in exchange for a 1996 fourth-round draft choice (4/30/06)...Placed on injured reserve by Philadelphia with a torn left biceps tendon (10/28/03)...Placed on injured reserve by Philadelphia with a broken right foot (8/27/02)...Placed on injured reserve by Philadelphia with an injured right foot (12/31/01)...Placed on injured reserve by Philadelphia with a torn left biceps tendon (12/2/98)...Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Philadelphia (4/26/96).

GP/GS
Career (178/136) [8/4]; 2009 (16/13); 2008 (8/2); 2007 (16/14); 2006 (12/12) [2/2]; 2005 (16/12); 2004 (13/2) [3/0]; 2003 (7/2); 2002 (IR); 2001 (14/14); 2000 (16/16) [2/2]; 1999 (16/16); 1998 (12/12); 1997 (16/16); 1996 (16/5) [1/0].

2009
Signed as a free agent by Carolina (10/1)...Played in three games and notched two tackles for St. Louis before being released (9/29).

2008
Played in eight games with two starts and was inactive for one game with New Orleans...Registered 10 tackles and three passes defensed...Released with an injury settlement by the Saints (9/10) after being inactive for the season opener versus Tampa Bay (9/7) with a torn right triceps suffered during a joint training camp practice with Houston (8/13)...Re-signed by New Orleans (11/3)...Started the last two games at Detroit (12/21) and versus Carolina (12/28).

2007
Played in 16 games, starting the last 14, for New Orleans...Collected 58 tackles and three sacks...At Seattle (10/14): Hauled down Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck for a six-yard sack...Vs. St. Louis (11/11): Sacked Rams quarterback Marc Bulger for a three-yard sack...At Atlanta (12/10): Brought down Falcons quarterback Chris Redman for a three-yard loss.

2006
Acquired, along with a 2006 fourth-round draft choice, by New Orleans in a draft-day trade from Philadelphia in exchange for a 2006 fourth-round draft choice (4/30)...Started 12 games...Totaled 49 tackles, 3.5 sacks, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed...Suspended by the NFL for the final four regular-season games for violating the anabolic steroids and related substances policy...POSTSEASON: Started both games...Made eight tackles...At Cleveland (9/10): Teamed with defensive tackle Brian Young for a 10-yard sack of Browns quarterback Charlie Frye...Vs. Philadelphia (10/15): Corralled Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb for an eight-yard sack...Vs. Baltimore (10/29): Tackled Ravens quarterback Steve McNair for a three-yard sack...Recovered a fumble by Ravens running back Jamal Lewis...Vs. San Francisco (12/3): Sacked 49ers quarterback Alex Smith for an eight-yard loss.

2005
Played in 16 games with 12 starts for Philadelphia...Started the first 12 games...Finished second among the team's defensive linemen with 65 tackles and added three passes defensed.

2004
Played in 13 games with two starts for Philadelphia...Recorded 33 tackles, 10 quarterback hurries and one fumble recovery...Started versus Green Bay (12/5) and at Washington (12/12)...Inactive versus Dallas (12/19), at St. Louis (12/27) and versus Cincinnati (1/2)...POSTSEASON: Appeared in all three games, including Super Bowl XXXIX against New England (2/6)...Contributed eight tackles and one sack...Vs. Baltimore (10/31): Recovered a fumble by Ravens running back Chester Taylor that the Eagles converted into a touchdown... At Washington (12/12): Dislocated his left elbow, causing him to be inactive for the last three regular-season games...NFC Championship vs. Atlanta (1/23): Victimized Falcons quarterback Michael Vick for a two-yard sack.

2003
Played in seven games with two starts for Philadelphia...Posted 30 tackles, eight quarterback hurries and one pass defensed...Started versus New England (9/14) and at Buffalo (9/28)...Placed on injured reserve (10/28)...Vs. New York Jets (10/26): Suffered a season-ending left biceps tear.

2002
Spent the entire season on injured reserve for Philadelphia...Sustained a broken right foot during a training camp practice (8/2) and was placed on injured reserve (8/28).

2001
Started the first 14 games for Philadelphia prior to being placed on injured reserve with a right foot injury (12/31)...Tallied 70 tackles – first among Eagles defensive linemen – eight quarterback hurries, a team-leading four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and three passes defensed...Vs. San Diego (12/9): Stripped the ball from Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson to force a fumble...Fell on a fumble by Chargers quarterback Doug Flutie to set up an Eagles field goal...Vs. New York Giants (12/30): Injured his right foot in pregame warm-ups and was placed on injured reserve (12/31).

2000
Started all 16 games for Philadelphia...Compiled 81 tackles – tops among the team's defensive linemen - four sacks, 10 quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery...POSTSEASON: Started both games...Accounted for seven tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery...At Green Bay (9/17): Gathered a seven-yard sack of Packers quarterback Brett Favre...At New Orleans (9/24): Collected a three-yard sack of Saints quarterback Jeff Blake...Forced two fumbles by Saints running back Ricky Williams, both of which were recovered by the Eagles...Vs. Chicago (10/22): Had a three-yard sack of Bears quarterback Cade McCown...Vs. Dallas (11/5): Amassed a single-game high 11 tackles...Vs. Cincinnati (12/24): Generated sack, forced fumble and fumble recovery on the same play when he brought down Bengals quarterback Scott Mitchell...NFC Wild Card vs. Tampa Bay (12/31): Helped the Eagles limit Pro Bowl running back Warrick Dunn to one yard on eight attempts...Sacked Buccaneers quarterback Shaun King for a one-yard loss.

1999
Started all 16 games for Philadelphia...Led the Eagles defensive linemen with 72 tackles to go along with one sack, 22 quarterback hurries, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed...At Chicago (10/17): Took down Bears quarterback Cade McCown for a three-yard sack...Vs. Washington (11/14): Recovered a fumble by Redskins quarterback Brad Johnson, resulting in an Eagles field goal...Vs. New England (12/19): Caused a fumble by running back Terry Allen in the red zone to stop a potential Patriot scoring drive.

1998
Started the first 12 games for Philadelphia before being placed on injured reserve with a torn left biceps tendon (12/2)...Ranked third on the team with five sacks...Produced 54 tackles, eight quarterback hurries, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed...At Atlanta (9/13): Shared a sack of Falcons quarterback Chris Chandler with defensive tackle Bill Johnson...Vs. Washington (10/11): Established a single-game best with two sacks, taking down Redskins quarterbacks Trent Green and Gus Frerotte...Vs. San Diego (10/18): Combined with linebacker Hugh Douglas on a sack of Chargers quarterback Ryan Leaf...Vs. Dallas (11/2): Sacked Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman...At Washington (11/15): Dropped Green for a sack...At Green Bay (11/29): Suffered a torn left biceps tendon and was subsequently placed on injured reserve (12/2).

1997
Started all 16 games for Philadelphia...Tied for the team lead with a career-high 82 tackles to go along with 2.5 sacks, 17 quarterback hurries, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed...Vs. Washington (10/5): Corralled one sack of Redskins quarterback Gus Frerotte...At Arizona (11/2): Accumulated 1.5 sacks of Cardinals quarterback Jake Plummer.

1996
Played in 16 games with five starts for Philadelphia...Notched 64 tackles, one sack, 12 quarterback hurries and one pass defensed...Started the last five regular-season games...Originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent (4/26)...POSTSEASON: Saw action in the NFC Wild Card at San Francisco (12/29)...Responsible for five tackles...HONORS: Football News All-Rookie Team...Vs. Carolina (10/27): Gathered first career sack, dropping Panthers quarterback Kerry Collins for a nine-yard loss...At Arizona (11/24): Made first NFL start.

COLLEGE
Finished career at Northern Illinois with 202 tackles, including 31 stops for losses...Earned first-team All-Big West Conference honors as a senior in 1995.

PERSONAL
Graduated from the Academy of Math and Science in St. Louis, Mo....Played football at Sumner (Mo.) HS...Majored in child development at Northern Illinois.

 

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