All-Pro defensive back who played in the NFL from 1995-2001 for the Minnesota Vikings and led the NFL with nine interceptions in 1995.
He played college football at Southwestern Louisiana.
In 2009, the Vikings mistakenly reported on their site that Thomas had died.
He married his wife Demetra in February 1998. They had a daughter named Alexis and a son named Orlando Thomas Jr.
He played for head coach Dennis Green on the Vikings.