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Devin Thomas
Devin Thomas

Hometown:
Ann Arbor, Mich.

High School:
Coffeyville Community College

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 218

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
11/15/1986

Experience:
2L


Career Stats in PDF Format

Thomas had a record-breaking regular season at Michigan State in 2007 and was drafted in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins (No. 34 overall) . . . AS A JUNIOR: Set MSU single-season record with 79 receptions (previous record: 68 by Charles Rogers in 2002) . . . finished season with 1,260 receiving yards, which is third all-time in an MSU season . . . had 2,590 all-purpose yards in 2007, setting an MSU record (previous record: 2,094 by Lorenzo White in 1985) . . . registered seven 100-yard receiving games, establishing an MSU single-season record (previous record: 6 by Charles Rogers in 2001 and 2002) . . . became just the fourth receiver in MSU history to collect 1,000 receiving yards in a season (Courtney Hawkins-1989; Plaxico Burress-1998, 1999; Charles Rogers-2001, 2002) . . . recorded eight touchdown receptions during regular season, tied for fourth best in an MSU season . . . consensus second-team All-Big Ten selection . . . named Midseason All-American by Phil Steele (third team, kickoff returner) and second-team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele...led Big Ten and ranked sixth nationally in all-purpose yards with his 199.2 avg. . . . had seven games with more than 200 all-purpose yards . . . second in the Big Ten and 15th nationally with 96.9 receiving ypg...led the conference and ranked 11th nationally in kickoff returns (29.1 avg) . . . averaged 87.3 kickoff return yards a game . . . had four games with more than 100 kickoff return yards...his 1,135 kickoff return yards set a Big Ten single-season record . . . 52 of his 79 receptions resulted either in a touchdown or a first down...had 53 plays of 20-plus


yards (2 rushing; 21 receptions; 30 kick returns), including five TDs . . . averaged 15.9 yards per catch...tied for second in the Big Ten and tied for 34th nationally with 6.1 receptions pg . . . in conference games, led Big Ten in receptions with 7.4 pg. . . . recorded then-career high 106 receiving yards on career-best five catches vs. UAB, including a 44-yard TD from Brian Hoyer . . . career-best 156 receiving yards vs. Bowling Green, the most for a Spartan receiver since Charles Rogers had 161 vs. Purdue in 2002 . . . caught passes for 76, 42, 21 and 17 yards, good for a 39.0-yard average . . . caught a 17-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter to give MSU a 28-17 lead . . . accounted for 261 all-purpose yards (156 receiving, 100 kickoff, 5 rushing) . . . accounted for 176 all-purpose yards (116 kickoff, 53 receiving, 5 rush) vs. Pitt . . . returned three kicks for 98 yards at Notre Dame, including a 52-yarder to open the second half . . . had four catches for 55 yards, including a 7-yard TD score in the first quarter to tie the game at 7 . . . totaled 153 all-purpose yards . . . another impressive all-around effort at Wisconsin, accounting for 230 all-purpose yards . . . caught four passes for 111 yards (27.8 avg), including an 80-yard TD catch, the longest reception of his career . . . rushed for a career-high 61 yards on five carries (12.2 avg) . . . also collected 58 yards on kickoff returns . . . accounted for a career-best 266 all-purpose yards vs. Northwestern . . . had five catches for 61 yards, including a 27-yarder . . . ran for 52 yards on six carries (8.7 avg) . . . compiled a career-high 143 kickoff return yards, which is the ninth-best single-game mark in Spartan history . . . recorded a career-best 70-yard return in the fourth quarter . . . against Indiana, third-straight game with more than 200 all-purpose yards . . . had 148 receiving yards on career-best 13 catches vs. the Hoosiers, one shy of the MSU single-game record and tying for the second most in Spartan history with Plaxico Burress (13 vs. Florida, 2000 Florida Citrus Bowl) . . . caught a 34-yard TD pass in the third quarter to give MSU a 31-14 lead . . . collected 92 kickoff return yards on three returns . . . caught four passes for 77 yards at Ohio State, including a 40-yard reception . . . accounted for 147 all-purpose yards (10 rushing; 60 kickoff return; 77 receiving) . . . recorded fifth 100-yard receiving game of the season at Iowa with nine catches for 139 yards . . . accounted for 230 all-purpose yards (139 receiving; 85 kickoff return; six rush), marking the fifth time he went over 200 all-purpose yards in a game . . . caught a 40-yard pass on MSU's last drive in regulation with less than a minute remaining to set up the Spartans' game-tying field goal that sent game into overtime . . . accounted for 159 all-purpose yards vs. Michigan, including 96 on kickoff returns...caught seven passes for 65 yards . . . caught 10 passes for 116 yards at Purdue, his sixth 100-yard game of the season...crossed the 1,000-yard mark for the season with a 30-yard reception on MSU's first TD drive of the game . . . against Penn State in home finale, outstanding game to cap a record-breaking season . . . caught seven passes for 139 yards, giving him 75 receptions for the season, establishing an MSU single-season record . . . set the record with his 69th catch of the season, a 19-yard reception at the 9:41 mark in the first half . . . tied an MSU record with three receiving TDs in the game, marking the first time seventh time in school history the feat had been accomplished and the first since Plaxico Burress caught three in the 2000 Citrus Bowl against Florida . . . scored the first TD on a 12-yard bubble screen in the first quarter . . . his second TD was a 33-yard reception with 2:20 left in the third . . . his final TD arrived at the 11:04 mark in the fourth quarter as he made an impressive 26-yard grab in the end zone . . . finished the game with 236 all-purpose yards (139 receiving; 89 kick returns; 8 rushing) . . . posted his seventh game with more than 200 all-purpose yards (178 kick returns; 34 receiving; 8 punt returns) against Boston College in the Champs Sports Bowl . . . had a career-high 178 yards on kick returns, including a career-long 79-yarder to open the game . . . AS A SOPHOMORE: Appeared in the first 10 games of the 2006 season . . . had six receptions for 90 yards . . . caught a career-high four passes for 82 yards vs. Indiana, including a 38-yard touchdown pass from Drew Stanton in the first quarter . . . blocked a punt in the fourth quarter that Ashton Henderson returned 33 yards for a touchdown vs. Northwestern, helping spark the greatest comeback in NCAA I-A history as MSU rallied for a 41-38 victory over the Wildcats . . . enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 9, 2006, for the beginning of the spring semester . . . JUNIOR COLLEGE, HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top 20 JUCO prospects by Rivals.com (No. 15) and Fab50recruiting.com . . . earned second-team All- Jayhawk Conference honors in 2005 . . . played for Coach Jeff Leiker at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College where he helped the Red Ravens to a 9-3 record in 2005 and a No. 9 ranking in the final NJCAA Poll . . . led the Red Ravens in receptions with 33 for 674 yards (20.4 avg.) and five touchdowns as a red-shirt freshman . . . finished No. 7 in receiving yards in NJCAA Region VI (61.3 per game) . . . his 1,161 all-purpose yards ranked second on the team . . . ranked No. 10 in the region in all-purpose yards, averaging 105.5 per game . . . returned 15 kickoffs for 339 yards (22.6 avg.), including a season-long 41- yarder . . . returned three punts for 92 yards (30.7 avg.) . . . gained 56 yards on five rushes (11.2 avg.) . . . had two catches for 38 yards vs. Georgia Military in the Golden Isles Bowl Classic, including a 29-yard TD grab from Trent Stepps in the second quarter . . . named NJCAA Offensive Player of the Week after hauling in five passes for 167 yards (33.4 avg.) and two TDs in Coffeyville's 40-26 second-round playoff win over No. 7 Garden City . . . returned two punts for 91 yards vs. Fort Scott, including a season-long 50-yarder in the second quarter that set up a touchdown . . . earned Jayhawk Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors for his Sept. 10 performance vs. Hutchinson . . . caught two passes for 74 yards vs. Hutchinson, including a 24-yard TD reception from Woody Wilson and a 50-yard grab that set up another score . . . had four receptions for 116 yards (29.0 avg.) vs. Highland, scoring on TD strikes of 43 and 56 yards from Wilson . . . redshirted in 2004 . . . attended the same junior college that produced former Spartan wide receiver Kerry Reed . . . played against current Spartan Nehemiah Warrick (Hutchinson) in junior college . . . two-year starter for Coach Tim Baechler at Canton (Mich.) High School . . . Detroit Free Press all-state (Division 1) selection in 2003 . . . earned second-team All-Metro honors from The Detroit News as a senior . . . named to The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press All-West Teams in 2003 . . . intercepted six passes as a senior, returning one 54 yards for a TD vs. Livonia Churchill . . . accounted for more than 1,000 all-purpose yards and 18 TDs in 2003 . . . rushed for nearly 600 yards in 2003 . . . had 17 receptions for 440 yards (25.9 avg.) as a senior . . . began his prep football career at Ann Arbor (Mich.) Huron . . . born Nov. 15, 1986 . . . majoring in sociology.

THOMAS' CAREER STATS

RUSHING G Att Yds TD Lg Avg/C Avg/G 2006................ 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2007................ 13 27 177 0 23 6.6 13.6 TOTAL............... 23 27 177 0 23 6.6 7.7

PASSING G Att- Cmp- Int Yds TD Lg Pct Avg/P Avg/G Effic 2006................ 10 0- 0- 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2007................ 13 1- 0- 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 TOTAL............... 23 1- 0- 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

TOTAL OFFENSE G Rush Pass Total Avg/G 2006................ 10 0 0 0 0.0 2007................ 13 177 0 177 13.6 TOTAL............... 23 177 0 177 7.7

RECEIVING G Rec Yds TD Lg Rec/G Avg/C Avg/G 2006................ 10 6 90 1 38 0.6 15.0 9.0 2007................ 13 79 1260 8 80 6.1 15.9 96.9 TOTAL............... 23 85 1350 9 80 3.7 15.9 58.7

SCORING G TD Rush Pass Retn PAT 2PAT FG Total Avg/G 2006................ 10 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 0.6 2007................ 13 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 48 3.7 TOTAL............... 23 9 0 9 0 0 0 0 54 2.3

PUNT RETURNS G No. Yds TD Lg Avg/R Avg/G 2006................ 10 1 17 0 0 17.0 1.7 2007................ 13 7 18 0 18 2.6 1.4 TOTAL............... 23 8 35 0 18 4.4 1.5

KICK RETURNS G No. Yds TD Lg Avg/R Avg/G 2006................ 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2007................ 13 39 1135 0 79 29.1 87.3 TOTAL............... 23 39 1135 0 79 29.1 49.3

ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KR IR Total Avg/G 2006................ 10 0 90 17 0 0 107 10.7 2007................ 13 177 1260 18 1135 0 2590 199.2 TOTAL............... 23 177 1350 35 1135 0 2697 117.3

TACKLES G UA A Total TFL-Yds PD FF FR Blkd 2006................ 10 0 0 0 0.0-0 0 0 0 1 2007................ 13 1 1 2 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 TOTAL............... 23 1 1 2 0.0-0 0 0 0 1