Tulsa -- A returning letterwinner and starter . . . has played in 15 career games . . . 2009 -- Played in all 12 games . . . started the final 10 games of the season . . . made his first collegiate start against Oklahoma at left tackle . . . started five games at left tackle, then moved to right tackle for the final five contests . . . 2008 -- Played in three games . . . saw action against UTEP, Tulane and Ball State . . . 2007 -- Was one of several freshmen to sit out the season due to red-shirt status . . . Overall -- A very athletic player . . . has added size and strength . . . has the ability to be a great player . . . needs to be more physical and be consistent at finishing blocks.
High School -- Was a two-year letterwinner at Nordonia High School . . . was a starter at tight end and defensive end a senior . . . earned second-team all-Western Reserve Conference all-league honors and helped lead his team to a 12-2 record and the Division II State Final Four, before losing in the semifinals . . . was credited with 53 total tackles as a senior, including 36 solos, five stops for last years and three quarterback sacks . . . was selected as the Most Improved Player of his team after his senior season.
Personal -- Enjoys drawing . . . favorite movie is Friday . . . his favorite pro sports team is the NBA's Cleveland Cavs . . . his favorite sport to watch besides football is basketball . . . his favorite book is Tuesdays with Morrie . . . favorite TV show is "Everybody Hates Chris" . . . the magazine cover he would most like to appear on is GQ . . . if he could play a role in any movie it would be Chris Tucker's role in Friday . . . parents are Ollie and Kym Thomas . . . majoring in communication.
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