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Bills legend tackles tourism in New York

New York - Thurman Thomas led the Buffalo Bills to some successful years. Now he'll try to duplicate that success with tourism in the state.

Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed the Bills legend to the New York State Tourism Advisory Board on Friday.

Cuomo also recommended that he fill the position of Vice Chair.

"I am pleased to welcome Thurman Thomas, a New Yorker known by sports fans all around the world, to the New York State Tourism Advisory Council," Governor Cuomo said. "For more than a decade, Mr. Thomas represented Buffalo on the football field and was part of the Bills team that went to the Super Bowl four times in a row. He has shown a commitment to the Empire State both on and off the field. Now Mr. Thomas will be using his experience to help make Upstate New York a premier destination for visitors from around the globe and continue to grow our tourism industry."

Thomas had an illustrious career with the Bills, leading the team to four straight Super Bowls and landing a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The New York State Tourism Advisory Council was established in 1984 to advise the Governor and provide input regarding the State's tourism efforts. Members serve for terms of two years and are unpaid.

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