Jan. 24, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ----- Former UAB football standout Bryan Thomas says now is not the right time to be included in the Blazers' Athletics Hall of Fame class and hopes to be reconsidered in the future.
The New York Jets' linebacker said he was honored to be among the inductees and regrets he will not be included in the 2013 class. Thomas indicated, however, he needs to address some personal issues at this time.
Thomas, a first round draft choice of the Jets in 2002 and the longest-tenured member of the team, was among five individuals named to the second class of the UAB Athletics Hall of Fame last month.
Vonetta Flowers (track and field), Dr. Charles "Scotty" McCallum (former UAB President), Steve Mitchell (men's basketball) and Harry "The Hat" Walker (former baseball coach) will be inducted into the Blazers' Hall of Fame on Friday, February 15, 2013.