23  Terrence Thomas
Terrence Thomas

RS Senior

Eufaula, AL

High School:
Eufaula HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 215





Memphis vs. Marshall

Memphis vs. Marshall at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Nov. 17, 2011.


Saw his first collegiate game action as a junior in 2010...Played in all 12 games, and made two starts at linebacker late in the season...Came in early in the season opener against Mississippi State and logged his first career interception on MSU's first drive of the game...Picked off Chris Relf at the 50-yard line on a 2nd-and-5 situation...Made a 10-yard return on the play...Credited with two solo tackles in the game - one held MSU to two yards, the other was for no gain...Posted two tackles against Middle Tennessee before a four-tackle effort versus UTEP...Registered his first career sack against the Miners when he dropped Trevor Vittatoe for a five-yard loss just before the end of the first half...Credited with a pass breakup and one stop against Tulsa...Had a solid effort against Southern Miss with six tackles, including two TFL...Earned his second career sack when he dropped Austin Davis for a loss of two yards late in the fourth quarter...Credited with four stops versus Houston, and two against both Tennessee and Marshall...Had a career night in his first collegiate start against UAB...Started in place of DeRon Furr, who was injured...Posted 12 tackles, including seven solo stops against the Blazers...Logged four TFL for minus 21 yards in the game...The four TFL ranks tied for fourth in school history...Eight of his 12 tackles held the Blazers to five or fewer yards...Started in the season finale against UCF, and had one solo tackle in the game...His only tackle against the Knights was a key stop as he sacked Jeff Godfrey for a loss of eight yards on a 3rd-and-6 situation from the Memphis20 in the third quarter...UCF was forced to attempt a 45-yard field goal, which was ultimately blocked by Jamon Hughes...Finished the season with 37 tackles, including 8.5 TFL, and an interception...His three sacks tied for the team lead, while he also ranked second on the squad with 8.5 TFL.


Signed with the Tigers in February 2007, and redshirted as a true freshman during the `07 campaign...Worked with the defensive scout team throughout the fall...Had a productive spring session at middle linebacker...Had the defense's only score in the Blue-Gray Game when he scooped up a fumble midway through the scrimmage and returned it 28 yards for a touchdown...Continued to work at linebacker during the 2008 and 2009 seasons.


Three-year starter on defense for coach Dan Klages at Eufaula High...Led squad in tackles in 2006 with 125 stops...Totaled four fumble recoveries, one of which he returned for a score...Credited with four interceptions and returned one pick for a TD...Tallied two blocked punts...Served as a team captain as a senior...Was part of a defense that allowed less than 10 points per game...Helped squad to a 14-1 record and the class 5A state runnerup title...Named to All-State Defensive Team by the Alabama Sports Writers Association...Also named to the area's Super 12 Team...Selected all-county as a senior...Invited to play in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star game...Played safety as a junior and logged 76 tackles...Participated in the North-South All-Star game as a junior and recovered a fumble for a 70-yard TD return...Named All-County in 2005...Also played three seasons for the basketball team...Was a sprinter for the track team for three seasons...Participated in the 100 meters and was a member of the 4x100 relay team that advanced to the state championships.


Terrence Deshawn Thomas is the son of Emily Thomas...Born March 18, 1989, in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Thomas' Career Statistics
2010 12/2 19 18 37 2 0 0 8.5-38 3-15 1-10

Thomas' Career Highs
Tackles 12 (at UAB, 2010)
Solo Tackles 7 (at UAB, 2010)
Assisted Tackles 5 (at UAB, 2010)
Interceptions 1 (at Mississippi State, 2010)
Sacks 1 (3x, last vs. UCF, 2010)
Tackles For Loss 4 (at UAB, 2010)
Pass Breakups 1 (vs. Tulsa, 2010)
Thomas' Career Game-By-Game Defense
9/4/10 Miss. State 2 0 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 1-10
9/11/10 East Carolina 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/18/10 Middle Tennessee 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/25/10 UTEP 2 2 4 1-5 1-5 0 0 0-0
10/2/10 Tulsa 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 1 0-0
10/9/10 Louisville 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/16/10 Southern Miss 2 4 6 2-3 1-2 0 0 0-0
10/30/10 Houston 2 2 4 0.5-1 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/6/10 Tennessee 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/13/10 Marshall 0 2 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/20/10* UAB 7 5 12 4-21 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/27/10* UCF 1 0 1 1-8 1-8 0 0 0-0
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