Former Vikings reserve Orlando Thomas dies during 42 of ALS
November 11, 2014 - als
According to ESPN, former Minnesota Vikings reserve Orlando Thomas has died during a age of 42. He suffered from ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), aka Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Former Vikings S Orlando Thomas, who led NFL in INTs during rookie year in 1995, died final night of ALS. He was 42, like his uniform number.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 10, 2014
Thomas played in a NFL from 1995 to 2001, collecting 22 interceptions — 9 during that rookie deteriorate — in 98 career games, all with a Vikings.
“Nobody’s ever fought a conflict like Orlando fought, with so many grace — we never saw anything like it,” Thomas’ agent, Mark Bartelstein, told Schefter on Monday. “It’s only incredible. He never had a clarity of self pity, never felt contemptible for himself. He was always disturbed about everybody else. He was only a many implausible chairman I’ve ever been around.”
Thomas suggested in 2007 that he had ALS after he started experiencing symptoms about 3 years earlier. In interviews, Thomas always attempted to find a blessings in life.
Did not know Orlando Thomas well, though @markcraignfl story resonates. “Every day is a holiday,” OT would contend as he suffered from ALS.
— Kevin Seifert (@SeifertESPN) November 10, 2014
His genocide is only a latest in a prolonged line of ALS-related ailments among former NFL players. We lifted a connection between ALS and personification in a NFL when former special-teams ace Tim Shaw announced he was pang from a illness behind in August, and it positively will sojourn a subject of regard now with a proclamation of Thomas’ genocide during such a immature age.
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