Former Nole, Super Bowl champ J.T. Thomas returns to help grade school

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By: Associated Press
November 27, 2017

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Four-time Super Bowl champion J.T. Thomas has returned to Georgia to help his elementary school.

The former Pittsburgh Steelers running back calls the nuns at St. Peter Claver Catholic School "second parents and guardian angels."

The Telegraph reports that he will speak Monday at the school's alumni benefit luncheon. In a news release for the luncheon, he says the nuns' daily tutoring helped him overcome a serious speech impediment.

Monday evening, Thomas will speak to Macon's Touchdown Club.

Thomas was a member of the Steelers' "steel curtain" defense that won four Super Bowls in the 1970s and '80s. He played football at Lanier High School and became the first black football player at Florida State University.

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