In 2003: Relentless hitter who was the Pack's second-leading tackler with 130 stops, he averaged over 11 tackles per game over the last seven contests ... A second-team All-ACC choice, he ranked seventh in the league in tackles ... Blocked his first career punt in the win over North Carolina, it was recovered for a touchdown ... Forced a fumble while sacking the quarterback against UConn, which was recovered for a touchdown and then had a key quarterback pressure, that led to an interception, which was returned for the game-winning TD ... Had two QB pressures to go with 10 tackles and a sack at Ohio State and had a key pass breakup on the Buckeyes' two-point try in the third overtime ... Led the team in tackles five times this season, including five of the last seven games ... Tallied a season-high 14 stops three different times, versus Wake Forest, Duke, and Virginia ... Led the team with 15 tackles for loss and with eight sacks ... Those marks ranked ninth and fifth respectively in the ACC standings ... Second on the team with 13 quarterback pressures and broke up five passes ... High School teammate of rover Andre Maddox, defensive back Miguel Scott and fellow linebacker Stephen Tulloch.
In 2002: Third-leading tackler on the Wolfpack squad with 106 stops, he tallied nine tackles for loss ... Had his best game of the season in Gator Bowl win over Notre Dame, tallying 13 tackles, breaking up a pass and registering a quarterback pressure ... Missed contact work the week before the Navy game with an injury, he did not get the start in that contest or against Duke, when he was also nursing an injury ... Saw action in both of those games ... In for 625 snaps from scrimmage, one of the highest totals on defense ... Also saw significant action on special teams.
In 2001: Saw action in all 12 games behind All-American Levar Fisher ... In for a season-high 49 snaps in the Tangerine Bowl after Fisher broke his arm ... Tallied six total stops in that contest ... A member of the Wolfpack special teams, he saw action from scrimmage in 11 of the 12 games ... Caused a fumble at Georgia Tech ... Saw no contact work in spring drills as he suffered a nerve injury in his shoulder ... Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the 2001-2002 for his freshman year.
Prep: Two-year starter at Miami Killian High School for Coach Mike McGraw ... Earned second-team All-Dade County accolades as a senior ... Recorded 115 tackles and three interceptions from his middle linebacker position ... Credited with five sacks ... Earned all-county accolades ... Played rush end during junior season... Credited with 85 tackles and seven sacks ... Majoring in biological sciences ... Born 1/26/83.
Thomas Career Stats