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Edward Thomas HOF
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 12/10/2013
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Edward Thomas

Edward Thomas HOF
     Only the third athletic equipment manager in U of A history, serving under four pesidents, four athletic directors, and ten football coaches, and in all three athletic conferences of which U of A has been a member (Border, Western Athletic, and Pacific-10). Invented and patented the "Thomas Hand Pad," a revolutionary protective device for football players. Throughout career, acted as confidant and adviser to minority student-athletes, helping to defuse potential problems during 1960's and 1970's. Long-time leader in Tucson's Black community.   
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