Green Wave set to return 23 lettermen which started games in 2014, including four of five offensive linemen
Entering his third year at the helm of the program, head coach Curtis Johnson previews the 2014 season
Student-athletes maintained a grade point average of 3.0 or better
Green Wave closes out season at Houston this weekend
Griffin sets single-game passing record for second-straight week; Santos breaks his own field goal mark in loss
Career Notes: Two-year letterman played in 21 total games, totaling 31 tackles (17 solo, 14 assists) with 5.0 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks and one pass break-up.
2015: Played in nine games as a redshirt-junior…totaled nine tackles (7 solo, 2 assists) with 3.0 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks…recorded 2.0 tackles for loss – including a sack – at Navy (10/24)…posted a nine-yard sack vs. UCF (10/3)…had two solo stops at Georgia Tech (9/12)…notched an assisted tackle vs. Maine (9/19)…tallied two tackles (1 solo, 1 assist) at Army (11/14)…had one solo tackle vs Tulsa (11/27).2014: Did not play as a junior.
2013: Did not play as a sophomore and redshirted the season.
2012: Played in all 12 games as a true freshman...finished tied for third in sacks (2.0), tied for ninth in pass break-ups (1) and tied for 11th in tackles for loss (2.0) while posting 22 tackles (10 solo, 12 assists)...posted seven multiple-tackle outings, including a career-best four stops (2 solo, 2 assists) vs Ole Miss (9/22)...added three tackles (2 solo, 1 assist) with a sack vs Rice (11/3) and had two stops on five occasions: both solo vs Rutgers (9/1); 1 solo, 1 assist vs ULM (9/29) and at Houston (11/24); and both assisted at UTEP (10/20) and vs East Carolina (11/17)...recorded a tackle for loss vs SMU (10/13) and a pass break-up vs UAB (10/27)...off the field, was a member of the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane's 3.0 Club.
High School: One-year letterman at Hamilton High for coach Steve Belles after playing three seasons at Chandler High for coach Jim Ewan...rated a two-star recruit by Scout.com, ESPN.com and 247Sports.com...tabbed No. 34 recruit in Arizona by ESPN.com and No. 35 recruit in the state by 247Sports.com...listed as No. 131 defensive tackle nationally by Scout.com, No. 139 lineman by 247Sports.com and No. 143 interior defender by ESPN.com...received a 75 Sport Rating from 247Sports.com and a 73 Scout Grade from ESPN.com...in his lone season with the Huskies, helped lead the team to a 13-1 record, a league championship and an appearance in the state championship game...as a senior, named honorable-mention all-state, first-team Division I Section II West and second-team All-Tribune after tallying 91 tackles (23 solo, 68 assists), 22 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks, two pass break-ups, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery...claimed all-state honors form Friday Night Fever/Fox News...as a junior at Chandler, posted 43 tackles (17 solo, 26 assists), six sacks and two forced fumbles while helping the Wolves go 7-4.
Personal: Born Calvin Dewayne Thomas on Jan. 24, 1994...son of Natasha Thomas...majoring in cell and molecular biology.
Thomas' Career Defensive Statistics