Meet Joe Thomas Sr., the 55-Year-Old Rudy

Last Saturday, Joe Thomas Sr. made college football history.

As South Carolina State took on Savannah State, the 55-year-old became the oldest person ever to play Division I football.

The former wrestler, sharecropper and businessman, who was partially deaf as a child, is the father of Green Bay Packers linebacker Joe Thomas Jr. After the recession wiped out his business, Thomas Sr. enrolled at South Carolina State, which his son also attended.

Take a look at his historic outing in this B/R Studios video.