Jim “Long Gone” Thomas

Bio

Full name: James Thomas

Preferred name: Jim

Nickname: Long Gone

Born: Dec. 18, 1938 in Columbus, MS

Died: Oct. 4, 2015

Last Season (1971) Vitals:
  • Height: 6′ 2″
  • Weight: 190 lbs
  • Position: RB
  • Jersey: #14
Amateur Programs
  • Mississippi Industrial
  • Hunt HS (Columbus, MS)
9 Season Career

Active years: 1963–1971
Active teams (1):

  • EDM 1963–1971

113 career games (See notes for restrictions)

  • 113 regular season games
Season Team Position Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
9 seasons
(Rank: T674th,
94th percentile,
9 CFL seasons)
1 team 113
(Rank: T883rd,
92nd percentile,
113 CFL games)
0 0
1963 EDM HB 12 13 -- 0
1964 EDM HB 18 12 -- 0
1965 EDM HB 20 16 -- 0
1966 EDM HB 20 12 -- 0
1967 EDM HB 20 15 -- 0
1968 EDM HB 20 16 -- 0
1969 EDM HB 20 16 -- 0
1970 EDM RB 14 9 -- 0
1971 EDM RB 14 4 -- 0
Jim “Long Gone” Thomas Records Held and Approached

CategoryRankValueTeamSeasonGameLeague Record Held Span OR
Regular Season
Longest Rush – Play 4th 104 yards (TD) EDM 1965 BC 40 @ EDM 1
T6th 100 yards (TD) EDM 1966 EDM 7 @ WPG 26
T16th 97 yards (TD) EDM 1964 OTT 1 @ EDM 20
Rushing Yards – Game T48th 191 yards EDM 1965 WPG 25 @ EDM 30
  • 1966 Team Nominee (EDM) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1967 Team Nominee (EDM) Most Outstanding Player
  • 1968 Team Nominee (EDM) Most Outstanding Player