Local lineman out of Carlsbad High School, who will look to log action after redshirting last year as a true freshman ... Is listed second on the depth chart at center behind Nick Gerhard heading into the fall.
REDSHIRT SEASON (2016)
Redshirted his first year behind an offensive line that started four seniors and a junior.
Two-year letterwinner at Carlsbad (Calif.) High School ... Alongside fellow 2016 recruit Troy Cassidy, helped lead Carlsbad to an Avocado West League championship and perfect 4-0 mark in league play in 2015 ... All-CIF San Diego Section first team offense and Avocado West League first team honoree his senior season after recording 47 tackles (4.7 per game), 34 solo, and a team-high 11 tackles for loss, according to MaxPreps ... Made three sacks ... Five or more solo tackles in three contests ... Notched two tackles for loss in four of 10 games ... A two-star recruit by Rivals and Scout ... Played in the Alex Spanos All-Star Football Classic.
Zachary Robert Thomas was born May 26, 1998, in San Diego ... Son of Mike and Wendy Thomas ... Also received offers from Colorado State, Nevada, New Mexico and UNLV ... Undecided on a major.