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Former Vikings safety Orlando Thomas dead at 42


Former Vikings safety Orlando Thomas died Sunday night in Crowley, La., after battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) since 2007. Thomas was 42 years old.

Thomas played for the Vikings from 1995 to 2001 and led the NFL with nine interceptions during his rookie season. He started 87 of the 98 games in which he played and intercepted 22 passes.

The Vikings issued a statement regarding Thomas’ passing on Monday expressing their sympathies.

“Orlando was an outstanding player for the Vikings for seven years, but more importantly, he represented the…

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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