Former Dolphins LB Zach Thomas named a semifinalist for 2022 Hall of Fame Class

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For the fourth consecutive year, linebacker Zach Thomas is a semifinalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

On social media Tuesday, the Hall of Fame announced their 25 modern-era semifinalists for the 2022 class. Thomas has been a finalist each of the last two years, so this move shouldn’t be much of a surprise.

Thomas is the only member of this year’s semifinalist list that was a former Dolphins, but it’s a class full of great players like linebacker Patrick Willis, defensive end DeMarcus Ware, gunner Steve Tasker, and more.

The linebacker joins offensive tackle Tony Boselli, defensive back LeRoy Butler, wide receiver Torry Holt, linebacker Sam Mills, defensive tackle Richard Seymour, and defensive lineman Bryant Young as players who have been on the list the last three years.

Thomas played 13 seasons in the NFL, 12 of them with the Dolphins. In his career, he totaled 1,734 tackles, 20.5 sacks, 17 interceptions, and 16 forced fumbles. He was named to seven Pro Bowls and was a First-Team All-Pro selection five times.

With such a talented group of individuals being named semifinalists along with him, there’s no guarantee that he gets in, but he has as good of a shot as any of the other 24.