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Courtesy: Baltimore Brigade Media Relations

Four-time champion, three-time Defensive Player of the Year joins Brigade roster

BALTIMORE, MDThe Baltimore Brigade announced today the signing of Hall of Fame defensive back Clevan Thomas. The 11-year Arena Football League veteran last played for the LA KISS in 2016. Thomas’ career accolades include four ArenaBowl titles, three Defensive Player of the Year awards, one Defensive Back of the Year award, four First Team All-Arena seasons, two Second Team All-Arena season and a Rookie of the Year Award.

“Clevan Thomas is universally known as one of the best defensive backs in Arena Football League history,” Brigade Head Coach Omarr Smith said. “He is a Hall of Fame player, a champion, an inspiring leader and an even better human being. In addition to the contributions he will make on the field, Clevan brings a wealth of knowledge that will be invaluable to our younger players.”

Thomas, a Florida State alumnus, ranks in the top 10 in a number of AFL defensive categories. He ranks second all-time in interceptions (81), third all-time in pass break-ups (161) and is tied for ninth all-time in total tackles (538).

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