Football vs. Wyoming
Is listed as a backup defensive end behind Frederick Trujillo after spring ball ... Started eight times in 2011 ... SDSU scholar-athlete and MWC all-academic pick ... Went to the same high school as redshirt freshman offensive lineman Jordan Smith.
2011: Started eight games, recording 20 tackles (14 solo) with three for a loss ... Made his first collegiate start at defensive end against Cal Poly, registering a career-high two stops ... Starter again against Army, compiling five tackles to exceed his previous career total ... Combined for a tackle for loss with Jake Fely in the win over Washington State ... Three stops at No. 22/21 Michigan ... Starter vs. TCU, assisting on a tackle for loss ... Assisted on a tackle in a start at Air Force ... Also started against Wyoming, making two tackles with one for a loss ... Played against New Mexico and at Colorado State as a reserve, but did not record a stat ... Had one stop as a reserve vs. Boise State ... Made a tackle in a starting role at UNLV ... Had two tackles, including one for a 2-yard loss, vs. Fresno State ... Logged playing time against Louisiana-Lafayette in the New Orleans Bowl, but did not record a stat.
2010: One of four true freshmen to earn a letter and one of only two (Ronnie Hillman) to compete in all 13 contests ... Made two stops during the season, which were both solo efforts in home games with Nicholls and Utah State.
High School: Was the defensive line most valuable player three times at Redlands High ... Served as team captain his senior campaign and was a four-year letterwinner ... A two-time all-league pick (second team as a junior, first team as a senior) ... All-CIF and all-county as a senior ... A three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Also played baseball and participated in track while in high school ... Was a scholar-athlete.
Personal: Born Aug. 11, 1991, in Loma Linda, Calif. ... Son of Tamara and Levon Thomas ... Has yet to declare his major.
THOMAS' CAREER STATISTICS
Career Highs: Tackles: 1 vs. Nicholls (9/4/10), vs. Utah State (9/25/10).