Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
#10 Mike Thomas
Position: Receiver
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: DeSoto, Texas
High School: DeSoto HS
Experience: 3 Letters

Top Returning Receiver in Pac-10

First-team All-Pacific-10 Conference 2007

Arizona: 3L... One of the top receivers in the nation, Thomas will be Arizona's go-to guy in the middle... Likely to play at the slot in 2008... Poised for a superb senior season that should put him all over Arizona's record books... Earned first-team All-Pacific-10 Conference honors as a junior in 2007, leading the league with 83 receptions and 6.92 per game... Finished with 1,038 receiving yards to join only four others in UA history, and is No. 4 on that chart... Mike is No. 3 in UA career catches with 185 and No. 5 in yards with 2,406, plus fifth with 18 career touchdown catches... Set the UA single season mark with 11 TD grabs in 2007, best in the Pac-10... No. 17 nationally in receptions per game... 83 catches is third best in UA history... Career-best 12 receptions at Cal and at USC in 2007, tied for No. 2 in UA record book... Career-high 165 on 10 snares at Washington and that with a pair of key kickoff returns earned Pac-10 Special Teams Player of the Week... Rushed 10 times for 174 yards and a touchdown, plus had 26 kickoff returns for 615 yards to help finish 23rd nationally in all-purpose yards at 152 per game... Had career-best 80 yards rushing against NAU on four carries... TD run vs. Cardinal was 21 yards... 400 yards shy of reaching UA all-time top 10 all-purposed chart and 1,846 yards in 2007 was sixth best in Wildcat annals... Within six touchdowns of Arizona's all-time scoring chart, on which there are only four electrifying skill players along with venerated former UA kickers... Caught 50 passes for 597 yards and two scores in 2006... Earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors...Touchdown grabs against UCLA and ASU... Season-high seven catches against USC and season-best 91 yards on five snares against Washington... Catches in each 2006 game... Four tackles in transition defense after turnovers... Played as a decoy with a cast on his hand at ASU in 2005 after an injury in the previous game, otherwise would have a 23-game reception streak after opening his true freshman year with catches in 10 games... 2005 Freshman All-America honors (2nd team) by The Sporting News... Earned Pac-10 co-Freshman of the Year honors, Arizona's first league offensive player of the year selection in history... Also named conference offensive player of the year from The Sporting News... Thomas set Arizona freshman records and put himself at No. 13 on the Wildcats' single-season chart with 52 catches for 771 yards, five for touchdowns... He had career-high eight catches in games against Stanford and Oregon and pulled down his 52 receptions in 10 contests... Season- high of 162 yards (4 receptions) at Oregon State, plus broke the century mark with 104 yards on five grabs vs. UCLA...

High School: DeSoto, Texas, High School, 2005... Played on West Team in 2005 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January at San Antonio, the bowl for 78 top national players... Coaches' 2004 All-District 7-5A as both a wide receiver on offense and return specialist on defense... PrepStar All-Midlands... SuperPrep All-Southwest on its Texas 99 list at No. 83... Houston Chronicle Texas Top 100... Rushed for 333 yards on a mere 26 carries and had 15 receptions for 205 yards in a run-oriented offense... Max Emfinger Recruiting top 30 wide receiver rating, with 4.25 stars... Played on 9-2 team his senior year, finished ranked No. 37 by Texas HS Football... Football, track and basketball letterman, four years in football...

Personal: Academic major is communication... Son of Faye and Michael Thomas of Dallas... Mom and dad are Louisiana-Monroe graduates... Mother is a teacher and dad is in real estate... Valet parking attendant at his church... Date of birth: June 4, 1987, in Bossier, La.

Thomas' Career Totals
Year	G-GS	Rec.	Yards	Avg.	TD	Long
2005	11-4	52	771	14.8	5	75
2006	12-10	50	597	11.9	2	39
2007	12-12	83	1038	12.5	11	66
Total	35-26	185	2406	13.0	19	75
100-yard games: 7
2005	5-40 1TD
2006	6-68
2007	10-174 1TD
Total	21-282, 2 TD
1-(-1) PR, 1-31 KOR 2006;
26-615 KOR 2007;
Total: 27-646, 23.9 KOR
All-Purpose: 234 plays, 3333 yards, 14.2 avg.; 3-4-1 - 8 tackles