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Athletic defensive end who can play either side on the line ... Has played in all 39 games since he arrived on campus ... Has 20 career starts, including all 13 in 2012.
2012: Started all 13 games ... Registered 18 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, a sack and a forced fumble ... Started the opener at Washington and had a tackle, which was a 3-yard loss ... Had three stops in a start vs. Army ... Made two tackles, including his first career sack against North Dakota ... Started again vs. San Jose State, but did not record a stat ... Came up with a big game at Fresno State with three tackles, including a career-high 1.5 tackles for loss and his first career forced fumble ... Started for a sixth time in six games vs. Hawai'i without a stat ... Started again vs. Colorado State, but didn't record a stat ... Matched his career high with five tackles in a start at Nevada and added 1.0 TFL ... Started once again vs. UNLV without finding himself on the stat sheet ... Started at Boise State without making a stat ... Had two tackles in a start vs. Air Force ... Made a solo stop at Wyoming ... Made one stop (a TFL) against Brigham Young in the Poinsettia Bowl.
2011: Started eight games, recording 20 tackles (14 solo) with three for a loss ... Made his first collegiate start at defensive end against Cal Poly, registering a career-high two stops ... Starter again against Army, compiling five tackles to exceed his previous career total ... Combined for a tackle for loss with Jake Fely in the win over Washington State ... Three stops at No. 22/21 Michigan ... Starter vs. TCU, assisting on a tackle for loss ... Assisted on a tackle in a start at Air Force ... Also started against Wyoming, making two tackles with one for a loss ... Played against New Mexico and at Colorado State as a reserve, but did not record a stat ... Had one stop as a reserve vs. Boise State ... Made a tackle in a starting role at UNLV ... Had two tackles, including one for a 2-yard loss, vs. Fresno State ... Logged playing time against Louisiana-Lafayette in the New Orleans Bowl, but did not record a stat.
2010: One of four true freshmen to earn a letter and one of only two (Ronnie Hillman) to compete in all 13 contests ... Made two stops during the season, which were both solo efforts in home games with Nicholls and Utah State.
High School: Was the defensive line most valuable player three times at Redlands High ... Served as team captain his senior campaign and was a four-year letterwinner ... A two-time all-league pick (second team as a junior, first team as a senior) ... All-CIF and all-county as a senior ... A three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Also played baseball and participated in track while in high school ... Was a scholar-athlete.
Personal: Born Aug. 11, 1991, in Loma Linda, Calif. ... Son of Tamara and Levon Thomas ... Has yet to declare his major.
Career highs: Tackles: 5 at Nevada (10/20/12), at Army (9/10/11); Tackles For Loss: 1.5 at Fresno State (9/29/12); Sacks: 1.0 vs. North Dakota (9/15/12); Forced Fumbles: 1 at Fresno State (9/29/12).