2008: Played in six games as a reserve... Listed as No. 2 left defensive tackle behind All-American John Faletoese... Posted 4 total tackles (2 solos, 2 assists), including a share of a 1-yard TFL... Also batted down a pass vs. San Jose State... All four tackles came against SJSU (2 assists) and Iona (2 solo stops).
2007: Appeared in nine games, starting one (right end vs. Eastern Washington)... Recorded 7 total tackles (1 solo, 6 assists), including 1.0 for a loss of 2 yards... Lone TFL came in his start at EWU, one of six total stops in that game.
2006: Played in eight games as a reserve... Finished year as No. 2 right end on final depth chart... Had 7 total tackles (5 solos, 2 assists), including 3-2-5 chart at TCU.
EUREKA HS '05: Played both defensive end and punter for two-time North Coast Section champions... Posted 102 total tackles (40 solo, 62 assists) with 42.5 punting average in 2004... Had 92 tackles, including four sacks, to go with 45.0 punting average as a junior... Selected to all-county team as a senior after making honorable mention as a junior... Twice earned All-Humboldt-Del Norte League honors... Selected to Cal-Hi Sports All-State Underclass team as a punter in 2003... Nominee for Cal-Hi Sports all-state team as a senior.
PERSONAL: Born in Fortuna, Calif.... Sociology major... Parents are Michael & Marice Thomas... Proudest personal accomplishment was coaching the Powder Puff team at EHS: "It felt really good to know I taught them all that."