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Bryant Thomas

Bryant  Thomas

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Louisville, Miss.

High School:
High

Height / Weight:
6-1½ / 200

Position:
DB

Birthdate:
02/16/1983

Experience:
3L

2005: Appeared in 5 of 11 games ... Saw action in the the secondary and at linebacker ... Awarded third letter ... vs. LSU (11/19): Recorded three solo stops ... at Mississippi State (11/26): Totaled four tackles, including two solos ... Spring 2005: Moved from cornerback to safety in the spring, seeing time at both safety spots.

2004: Saw action in 6-of-11 games ... Did not see action in the last five games of the season against Tennessee (10/16), Auburn (10/30), Arkansas (11/13), LSU (11/20) and Mississippi State (11/27) ... Earned his second letter ... at Wyoming (9/25): Intercepted his first career pass, returning it 12 yards ... vs. Arkansas State (10/2): Credited with one solo tackle ... at South Carolina (10/9): Recorded one pass deflection ... SPRING 2004: Alternated with Bryan Brown at the No. 2 corner position during spring drills ... Had a steady spring, but sustained an injury near the end ... Must continue to improve all aspects of his play ... Has good cover ability, but needs to work on speed and hit ability ... Should also be a major special teams contributor as well as provide good depth at corner.

2003: Appeared in all 13 games ... Earned his first letter ... Had 12 tackles (nine solo), including three pass deflections ... at Memphis (9/6): Recorded a career-high three hits (two solo) and had one pass defensed ... vs. Louisiana-Monroe (9/13): Tied a career-high with three tackles (one solo) ... Spring 2003: Ended spring No. 2 corner behind returning starter Von Hutchins ... Had pass interception and also broke up one pass in Red-Blue spring game.

2002: Only action of the season came against Arkansas State (10/12) ... It was the first of his career ... Hurt his left knee during Red-Blue game ... Had ACL surgery in April ... Received Scholar-Athlete Award from the Ole Miss Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame prior to Red-Blue game.

2001: Did not see action and was redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Second team All-State as selected by both The Clarion-Ledger and the Mississippi Association of Coaches ... Made The Clarion-Ledger Top 40 list ... First team All-District pick and Most Valuable Offensive Player ... Played in 2001 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic in Mobile, Ala. ... Made BorderWars.com Top 100 ... PrepStar pre-season All-Southeast pick ... As a senior at Class 4A Louisville, passed for 1,260 yards and 20 TDs ... Also rushed for 1,103 yards and 12 TDs from the quarterback position, giving him 2,363 yards of total offense ... Rushed for over 800 yards and four TDs during junior season, while throwing for 654 yards and nine TDs ... Helped lead Louisville to 11-2 record and second round playoffs ... Coached by Tony Stanford ... Earned three letters in football, four in basketball, and four in track ... Won district title in 100 meters ... In basketball, was Most Valuable Defensive Player and earned Leadership Award as a junior ... History Award ... Citizenship Award.

PERSONAL: Son of Joseph and Belinda Burns ... Full name is Bryant Fontel Thomas ... Born: February 16, 1983 ... Majoring in Criminal Justice.

THOMAS' CAREER STATISTICS
--DEFENSE--

Year G-S UT AT TT TFL-YDS Sacks-Yds CF FR PD PRES INT BLK
2002 1-0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 13-0 9 3 12 0-0 0-0 0 0 3 0 0 0
2004 6-0 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 0 1 0
2005 5-0 5 2 7 0.5-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 25-0 15 5 20 0.5-1 0-0 0 0 5 0 1 0

THOMAS' CAREER HIGHS
TACKLES: 4, at Mississippi State (11/26/05)
SOLO TACKLES: 2, 3x, MR: at Mississippi State (11/26/05)
INTERCEPTIONS: 1, at Wyoming (9/25/04)
PASSES DEFENSED: 1, 5x, MR: at South Carolina (10/9/04)

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    • Know the Opponent: Auburn

      Saturday, January 7, 2017 -

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