Former high school, Texas Tech star always had passion for the game
The odds didn’t seem to be in Zach Thomas’s favor to make the NFL.
At less than one, they seemed nearly impossible.
But that 8-year-old boy playing for the “Mean Machine” in Pampa, Texas, in 1981 was set on defying those odds.
“That’s big odds, but I dreamed big,” Thomas said. “I just wanted to play the game and play it as long as I could.”
Fast forward 15 years and Thomas has a high school state championship, along with a pair of All-American honors he received as a Texas Tech Red Raider, under his belt.