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Cleveland Browns Legend Joe Thomas was the most recent Sports Awards host as he led the honors last year on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

Watch the top moments from last year's show

Thomas was an NFL offensive tackle for the Cleveland Browns after being chosen by the club as the third overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft. During his tenure with the team, Thomas was selected to Pro Bowl every season and did not miss a single play in his career until the 2017 season. His 10,363 consecutive snaps played is the longest streak since the NFL began recording snap counts in 1999.  

Thomas is a 10x Pro Bowl and 9x All Pro selection. He played college football for the University of Wisconsin, earned unanimous All-American honors, and was recognized as the top college interior lineman.

In September 2022, the Cleveland Browns inducted Thomas into the teams’ Legends program at halftime during Browns v. Jets game.

Thomas took center stage during 23rd Greater Cleveland Sports Awards, the premier annual sports fundraiser supporting Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, to celebrate a year of athletic achievements in Northeast Ohio from high school stars to professional athletes.


23rd Sports Awards: Joe Thomas
22nd Sports Awards: Maria Taylor
21st Sports Awards: Mike Golic
20th Sports Awards: Virtual Show
19th Sports Awards: Hannah Storm
18th Sports Awards: Tom Rinaldi
17th Sports Awards: Jay Crawford
16th Sports Awards: Desmond Howard
15th Sports Awards: Eddie George
14th Sports Awards: Cris Carter
13th Sports Awards: Scott Van Pelt
12th Sports Awards: Erin Andrews
11th Sports Awards: Mike Tirico
10th Sports Awards: Kirk Herbstreit
9th Sports Awards:Jim Nantz
8th Sports Awards: Bill Walton
7th Sports Awards: Robin Roberts
6th Sports Awards: Greg Gumbel
5th Sports Awards: Ahmad Rashad
4th Sports Awards: Roy Firestone
3rd Sports Awards: Chris Rose
2nd Sports Awards: Dan Patrick
1st Sports Awards: Bob Costas

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