Commencement to be held at FedExForum
C-USA rivalry matchup slated for a 3:15 p.m. kick on CSS.
Played in 12 games and made five starts on the defensive line...Started in the season opener versus Mississippi State...Recorded his first collegiate tackle, an assisted stop, against Middle Tennessee...Assisted on a tackle versus Tulsa and Louisville...Had his most productive game of the season in a start against Houston...Registered five tackles versus the Cougars, including 1.5 TFL for minus four yards...Three of his five tackles limited Houston to either no yards or were for lost yardage...Posted four tackles against both Tennessee and Marshall, games which he started on the D-line...Finished the season with 16 tackles.
Was a member of the Tiger 3.0 Club for the spring 2011 semester.
Mesa Community College:
Transferred to Memphis from Mesa Community College in Arizona...Saw primary action at defensive end...Played two seasons at Mesa...Earned All-ACCAC/All-Region I first-team defense honors...Named the team's Most Outstanding Defensive Lineman...Earned co-MVP honors as a sophomore, and was selected as the player of the game three times...Tallied 37 tackles, including 35 solo stops, in nine games in 2009...Registered a team-high 10 sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception...Credited with a team-leading five sacks as a freshman...Named the MCC Newcomer of the Year in 2008.
Prepped at Mesa High....Lettered three seasons and was a three-time team captain at MHS...Helped his 2007 squad to a 6-5 record...Worked as an offensive lineman and an outside linebacker for MHS...Recorded 83 tackles and five sacks as a senior...Tallied a season-high 11 assisted tackles versus Brophy College Prep... Participated in the 4A-5A all-star game...Named an honorable mention pick as a defensive lineman for the 2007 East Valley All-Region team.
Daniel Thomas is the son of Ellen Thomas and Dan Thomas...Born April 6, 1990, in San Bernadino, Calif.