As the NFL becomes more of a passing league, Pierre Thomas isn't feeling like the Maytag repairman just yet.
Saints running back Pierre Thomas stretches during football minicamp May 29 in Metairie, La.
LANSING | When T.F. South football coach Tom Padjen calls his former player Pierre Thomas a superstar, he stresses that it is not just because he is a star NFL running back for the New Orleans Saints.
New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas was back in his hometown of Lansing, Illinois, for his annual youth football camp. He talked with the media about safety issues in the NFL and risk of lingering effects from concussions.
LANSING | Despite the rain pelting him and the campers, Pierre Thomas stood outside of T.F. South's football stadium Tuesday afternoon and posed for pictures and signed autographs for campers.
New Orleans Saints running back and T.F. South alumnus Pierre Thomas returned to his hometown Lansing to coordinate his annual youth football camp.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees hands off to Pierre Thomas in a game against the Seahawks last season.
T.F. South defensive coordinator Bob Padjen, center, will be inducted into the Illinois Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Saturday.
LANSING | When Robert Shell was a senior on the T.F. South football team, there was an emergence of a "super sophomore."
CHICAGO | At 5-foot-11 and 215 pounds, Pierre Thomas looks like a high school running back.
NFL training camps open next week and Twitter world may work up the greatest sweat of all.
LANSING | Poor Tom Padjen. The assistant coaches at T.F. South love making fun of his old-school ways.
LANSING | One of the Blackhawks' biggest fan can relate to wearing pads, a helmet and a tough-as-nails persona.
LANSING | It was a shining moment for 11-year-old Will Melby on Thursday when he caught a touchdown pass from New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas.
Pierre Thomas talks to the campers at the Pierre Thomas Skills Camp at T.F. South on Thursday.
Pierre Thomas participating in a football drill with campers at his skills camp at T.F. South on Thursday.
T.F. South Head Football Coach Tom Padjen, left, welcomes Pierre Thomas at T.F. South on Thursday.
LANSING | Greta Thomas pushed her walker slowly forward, finally stopping across the field from son Pierre as he addressed more than 100 campers perched atop the T.F. South football bleachers.
Amateur foodie Curtis Granderson has some old T.F. South connections like New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas and former high-school outfield mate Eddie Mahoney as fellow investors in a Chicago restaurant group.
NEW ORLEANS | One of Pierre Thomas' teammates referred to him as "an animal" after the Saints' playoff opening triumph over Detroit.
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