Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas will have his No. 34 jersey retired by the Buffalo Bills during the 2018 season, the team announced Wednesday.
Thomas, who played with the Bills from 1988-99, will have the ceremony during halftime of the team's home game against the New England Patriots on Oct. 29.
He joins former teammates Jim Kelly and Bruce Smith as the lone members of the team to have their numbers retired. The Bills retired Kelly's No. 12 in 2001 and Smith's No. 78 five years later.
"It does make it unique knowing that I played with Bruce for 12 years and with Jim for eight years," Thomas told the team's website. "I can remember the things that they did on the football field and why they had their jerseys retired, and now I'm going to be in that same group with those guys. To be in the company of those two players is something special."
Kelly credited Thomas for his versatility in helping the Bills advance to four consecutive Super Bowl appearances.