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Mike Thomas
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: April 18, 2007
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Arizona: 2L... Thomas is expected to seize the opportunity presented by UA’s spread offense and make a move up the UA career receiving charts as a top perimeter threat... Is just shy of the Top 10 list with 102 receptions entering the year... Should serve as the punt return specialist... 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... Career 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... three-star rating and No. 99 WR... Football, track and basketball letterman, four years in football...


Personal: Academic major to be determined... 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... Favorite hobby is playing football... 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 - - - - - -
2008 - - - - - -
Totals 23-14 102 1368 13.4 7


Also: 1-(-1) PR, 1-31 KOR 2006; 7 tackles, 3 in 2005 and 4 in 2006

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