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Mike Thomas biography

Date of birth : 1987-06-04
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Bossier, Louisiana
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-01
Credited as : Football player NFL, wide receiver for the Jaguars, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Mike Thomas is an American football wide receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Jaguars in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arizona.

Second-year pro played vital role in the club’s passing game as a rookie while also serving as return specialist … Appeared in 14 games and set a franchise record for a rookie with 48 receptions … His 453 receiving yards were the most by a rookie WR in team history … Led team with 14 punt returns for 118 yards (8.4 avg.) and 26 kickoff returns for 644 yards (24.8 avg.) … One of three WRs drafted by the Jaguars in 2009, the second-most in franchise history (4, 1996) … Finished career at Arizona as the Pac-10’s all-time leader in receptions with 259 …

2009

Played in final 14 games with four starts at WR and served as return specialist … Set franchise record for most receptions by a rookie with 48 while his 453 receiving yards ranked second … 28 of his 48 receptions resulted in first downs … Added 12 rushes for 86 yards (7.2 avg.), 26 kickoff returns 644 yards (24.8 avg.) and 14 punt returns for 118 yards (8.4 avg.) … Finished with 1,301 all-purpose yards on 100 touches (13.0 avg.) … Was inactive for the first two weeks on 9/13 at IND and 9/20 vs. ARI … 9/27 at HOU: Made NFL debut and finished with a 10-yard reception and two rushes for 35 yards on end-around plays. Ran for 22 yards on his first career rush … 10/4 vs. TEN: Made first career start and totaled 153 all-purpose yards. Had five receptions for 31 yards, three rushes for nine yards, three punt returns for 56 yards and two kickoff returns for 75 yards with a long of 42 … 10/11 at SEA: Recorded a career-long 28-yard reception and had three kickoff returns for 18.7-yard average … 10/18 vs. STL: Set career-high with seven receptions for 52 yards including a 17-yard reception in overtime to set up Josh Scobee’s game-winning FG. Added one kickoff return for 21 yards and two punt returns for eight yards … 11/1 at TEN: Led team with four receptions for 55 yards and finished with 208 all-purpose yards (55 receiving, 7 rushing, 146 kickoff returns). Had back-to-back returns of 40 and 42 yards and receptions of 25 and 21 yards … 11/8 vs. KC: Had career-long punt return of 44 yards and moved the ball into Chiefs territory with an 18-yard scamper in the first quarter … 11/15 at NYJ: Led team with four receptions for 46 yards including a 15-yard catch on third down during the team’s game-winning drive … 11/22 vs. BUF: Made two receptions for three yards and had a 12-yard rush in the third quarter … 11/29 at SF: Made four catches for team-high 62 yards with receptions of 25 and 19 yards … 12/6 vs. HOU: Finished with three receptions for 21 yards and two carries for four yards. Added three kickoff returns for 59 yards (19.7 avg.) and two punt returns for 12 yards … 12/13 vs. MIA: Had 18-yard kickoff return and a five-yard reception … 12/17 vs. IND: Broke free for career-long 43-yard kickoff return and capped the drive with his first career TD, a 13-yard pass from David Garrard … 12/27 at NE: Led team with six receptions for 57 yards and surpassed Matt Jones (36, 2005) for the most receptions by a rookie WR in franchise history. Registered 25.3 average on three kickoff returns … 1/3 at CLE: Produced career-high numbers with seven receptions for 65 yards.

COLLEGE

Four-year starter, playing in 48 games with 39 starts … Career totals included 259 receptions for 3,231 yards (12.5 avg.) and 23 TDs … Set school and Pac-10 record in receptions, topping the previous mark of 258 by Arizona State’s Derek Hagan (2002-05) … Ranked third in school history in receiving yards, eighth in Pac-10 history … Ranked third in school history with 23 career TDs and fourth with 4,891 all-purpose yards … Caught at least one pass in 47 of 48 games played (the only game he did not have a reception was vs. Arizona State in 2005, as he played in the game as a decoy, wearing a cast after suffering broken bones in his hand the previous week) … Was coached by the Jaguars coaching staff at the 2009 Senior Bowl … Started all 13 games at SE as a senior and finished with 74 receptions for 825 yards and four TDs … Scored TDs three different ways (4 receiving, 2 punt returns, 1 kick return) and led team to first bowl appearance in nine seasons … Amassed 1,648 all-purpose yards, third-best in the league … Became just 12th player in league history to earn All-Pac 10 first-team honors at multiple positions in the same season (as a receiver and punt returner) … Ranked second in the league and 15th in the nation with a 13.5 punt return average on 29 attempts with two TDs … Added 114 yards and one TD on 24 carries and returned 14 kickoffs for 317 yards (22.6 avg.) … Started all 12 games as a junior and led team with a career-high 83 receptions for 1,038 yards and 11 TDs … The 83 receptions ranked as third-most in team history behind Bobby Wade (92, 2002) and Dennis Northcutt (88, 1999) … Tied school single-season record with 11 TDs (‘T’ Bell, 1974) … Led Pac-10 with an average of 5.7 catches per game … Finished second in the Pac-10 with 152.2 all-purpose yards per game … Added 173 yards on 10 carries and averaged 23.7 yards on 26 kickoff returns … Named first-team All-Pac 10 … Started 10 games at SE as a sophomore … Ranked second on the team with 50 catches for 597 yards (11.9 avg.) and two TDs … Added six rushes for 68 yards … All-Pac 10 honorable mention … Played in all 11 games as a true freshman with four starts … Led the team with 52 receptions for 771 yards (14.8 avg.) and five TDs … Named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, the first player in school history to receive the honor … Majored in communications.

PERSONAL

Single … Resides in DeSoto, Texas … Three-sport standout at DeSoto High … Earned 2004 All-District 7-5A honors as both a receiver and return specialist … Added Prep Star All-Midlands and Super Prep All-Southwest … Had 333 rushing yards on 26 carries as a senior and 15 receptions for 205 yards in a run-oriented offense … Competed in the U.S. Army All-America Bowl at San Antonio, a game that featured the top 78 national players … Served as valet parking attendant at his church … Participated in 2009 Hometown Huddle … Visited Times-Union to assist efforts in raising money for United Way … Born in Bossier, La. … Full name: Michael Thomas.

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