2005 (Junior) - Played in all 11 games, starting three times ... starts came against Utah, Army and New Mexico ... had 17 total tackles on the year ... six unassisted stops, including 1.5 tackles for loss and one-half sack ... career-best five tackles and a tackle for loss vs. Utah ... four tackles vs. Army ... three tackles and a pass breakup vs. New Mexico.
2004 (Sophomore) - Played in every game as a backup defensive lineman and on special teams ... recorded four total tackles on the year, including three unassisted ... had two pass breakups ... two unassisted tackles vs. Colorado State in the season finale ... recorded the first blocked kick of his career vs. Army, blocking an extra point attempt. 2003 (Freshman) - Played nose guard on the junior varsity team ... dressed out with the varsity against UNLV ... listed third on the depth chart at nose guard after 2004 spring drills.
High School - Three-year letterwinner in football and wrestling ... team captain of football team for two seasons ... all-league and all-county selection ... wrestling team captain ... Valley runner-up and central section champion ... football coach was Mike Voght.
Personal - Parents are Steve and Elaine Thomas ... born Nov. 27, 1984 ... has one sister, Megan (24) ... completed introductory flight training in the summer of 2006 ... was part of the cadet leadership group during USAFA sports camps in the summer of 2005 ... also completed Operations Air Force ... completed Global Engagement and Combat Survival Training in the summer of 2004 ... active in his squadron as a flight clerk and element leader ... would like to become an astronaut ... majoring in management ... also recruited by Fresno State, Arizona State and Oklahoma State ... would like to attend pilot training after graduation ... enjoys golfing and fishing in his spare time ... favorite food is steak ... favorite book is The Catcher in the Rye ... favorite musical group is Led Zeppelin ... the person in history he would most like to meet is Vince Lombardi ... credits his father with the biggest influence on his sports career ... greatest moment in sports was winning the Central Section in wrestling his senior year in high school ... member of cadet squadron 11 ... favorite football team is the San Diego Chargers and his favorite player is former Charger Junior Seau.
Thomas' Career Statistics
Year G UT-AT TT TFL Sacks 2005 11 6-11 17 1.5-5 0.5-3 2004 11 3-1 4 0.0-0 0.0-0 Total 22 9-12 21 1.5-5 0.5-3