Earl Thomas is an american football player. He plays as a safety for Seatle Seahawks. He has won the Super Bowl (XLVIII) with them.
Earl Thomas was born on born May 7, 1989 in Orange, Texas. Thomas attended West Orange-Stark High School in Orange, Texas, where he played for the West Orange-Stark Mustangs high school football team. While there he played at defensive back, running back and wide receiver.He played college football at Texas and received consensus All-American honors. Thomas attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he played for coach Mack Brown‘s Texas Longhorns football team from 2007 to 2009. At age 20, he was one of the youngest players eligible for the draft. He was chosen by the Seattle Seahawks with the fourteenth overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.
Earl Thomas’ contract extension worth $40 million with $27.725 guaranteed, making him the highest paid safety in the NFL.