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Ex-Wolverine Thomas Guynes 'refuses to live in fear' as deputy sheriff during COVID-19 outbreak

Thomas Guynes describes himself as a “natural protector,” the guy who always wanted to “beat up the bully.”

Aside from the fact that at 6-foot-6 and 300-plus pounds he was built to play the position, that was a big reason he played on the offensive line at Michigan from 1994-96. It was his inherent need to protect.

And now Guynes, 45, is on the front lines as a first-responder during this COVID-19 pandemic as a deputy sheriff for the Washtenaw County Sheriff Office.