Thomas named National Football Foundation Player of the Week
Nov. 18, 2008
Junior safety Chris Thomas was named the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Colorado Chapter player of the week this week for his efforts in the BYU game.
He played one of the best games of his career against BYU, collecting a career-high 17 tackles which is the most by a Falcon this season. Thomas also had a sack, a tackle for loss and his third fumble recovery of the year which leads the conference and ranks 18th nationally.
Thomas is second on the team in tackles with 82, including a team-best 49 unassisted. He also ranks eighth in the conference in forced fumbles with .18 per game. Thomas has four games with double figures in tackles, including two straight. He has led the team in tackles six times this season. He was named MWC defensive player of the week vs. Wyoming earlier this season with 13 total tackles, a sack, a tackle for loss and a forced and recovered fumble.
Air Force (8-3, 5-2 MWC) travels to Fort Worth, Texas, to take on #15/17 TCU this Saturday, Nov. 22, at 2:30 p.m. central.