Green Wave set to return 23 lettermen which started games in 2014, including four of five offensive linemen
Green Wave go two hours at Yulman Stadium with an eye on the upcoming 2015 season
Green Wave move to New Orleans Saints Facility with focus on special teams and option before scrimmaging
Green Wave head indoors to New Orleans Saints Facility for two-hour session on Wednesday morning
Green Wave gridiron gang continue to work hard in preparation for the upcoming 2015 season
Career Notes: Two-year letterman has 36 career tackles (22 solo, 14 assists), including 6.5 tackles for loss and one sack, as well as two pass break-ups and one forced fumble in 25 games with three starts…will open fall practice atop the depth chart at middle linebacker.
2014: Played in all 12 games with three starts as a sophomore…totaled 30 tackles (19 solo, 11 assists) with 6.0 tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble and two pass break-ups...tallied a career-high five tackles on two occasions: 3 solo, 2 assists with a tackle for loss at UCF (10/18) and all solo vs Memphis (11/15)…had four tackles twice: 3 solo, 1 assist with a sack and forced fumble vs Georgia Tech (9/6), and all solo with a tackle for loss and a pass break-up at Rutgers (9/27)…added three stops on two occasions: 2 solo, 1 assists at Duke (9/20) and all assists with a tackle for loss vs UConn (10/11)…logged two assisted tackles with half a stop for loss at Houston (11/8)... posted single-tackle outings four times: a solo stop with a pass break-up vs Southeastern Louisiana (9/13); a half tackle for loss at Tulsa on (8/28); n assisted stop at East Carolina (11/22); and a tackle for loss vs Temple (12/6).
2013: Played in all 13 games as a true freshman...finished with six tackles (3 solo, 3 assists) with a half tackle for loss...tallied a season-high four tackles (2 solo, 2 assists) with a half tackle for loss vs Jackson State (8/29)...had single stops twice: an assist vs South Alabama (9/7) and a solo tackle vs UTEP (11/23)...also a key member of the special teams units.
High School: Three-year letterman at John Curtis Christian High for coach J.T. Curtis...rated a two-star recruit by Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com... listed as No. 69 middle linebacker in the nation by Scout.com while receiving a 74 rating, ranking as the No. 122 inside linebacker in the country claiming No. 125 recruit status in the state by 247Sports.com...helped lead the Patriots to a combined 40-2 overall record with three District 10-2A titles with consecutive 6-0 showings, state titles his final two prep seasons, a runner-up finish as a sophomore and a national championship as a senior...as a senior, named honorable-mention all-state and garnered first-team all-metro and all-district recognition after posting 72 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, six sacks, two pass break-ups and a forced fumble...recorded 92 stops, 10 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, two pass break-ups, one forced fumble and a blocked field goal as a junior...block came in the 2011 state semifinals when he tallied 12 tackles, four sacks, two tackles for loss in a 38-6 win over Evangel to earn Papa John's Voodoo Prep Athlete of the Week honors...as a sophomore, had 30 tackles, one tackle for loss, a forced fumble and a pass break-up...also lettered in track and field where he was a member of three outdoor and two indoor state championship teams, earned all-metro honors and posted the second-longest shot put throw in the city (57-8.5).
Personal: Born Eric Thomas, Jr., on May 4, 1995, in New Orleans, La...son of Eric and Tracey Thomas...has one brother, Cody...father, Eric Sr., played football at Grambling State...majoring in business.
Thomas' Career Defensive Statistics