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Ben Thomas
Ben  Thomas

Hometown:
Ashburn, Ga.

Position:
Director, Player Development

Birthdate:
07/02/1961

Alma Mater:
Auburn, 1995

Joined AU Staff: April 1, 1997

Responsibility: Assists with day-to-day operations of football program with emphasis on player relations and player development.

Experience: Joined the football staff under head coach Gene Chizik after previously serving as Director of Athletic Events from 2005-08. Was Auburn's Resident Manager of Sewell Hall from 1997-2005. Served as the defensive line coach at Tuskegee University from 1995-96. Was defensive line coach at Auburn High School from 1992-95. Played defensive tackle for seven seasons in the NFL for the New England Patriots (1985), Green Bay Packers (1986-88), Pittsburgh Steelers (1988-89), Atlanta Falcons (1989) and Los Angeles Rams (1991).

Personal Information: Born July 2, 1961 in Ashburn, Ga. Has two sons: Benjamin III, 21, and Milton, 18. Earned his bachelor's degree in education from Auburn in 1995. Lettered for Auburn from 1981-84. Finished his college career with 290 tackles and 10 sacks. An All-SEC selection in 1984 after registering 141 total tackles.

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