UAB holds season's final weekly football press conference Monday
Saw early action in 2007 but injury cut season short ... has come back and after playing reserve role on offensive line in 2008, Thomas moved into starting lineup last season, seeing starting duty at both guard positions during the season ... again listed No. 1 (right guard) entering fall camp.
2009: Played in all 12 contests for during the season and started nine of those games ... started first three games of the season at left guard and was starter at right guard in six of next seven to finish season.
2008: Played backup role on offensive line for the Blazers in his redshirt freshman season.
2007: Saw early action with start in season opener at right guard in contest at Michigan State ... season cut short by injury and was given medical redshirt.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Decatur High School ... was tabbed as a Birmingham News Super Seniors Class of 2007 Best of the Rest selection ... named to The Daily all-area team and was tabbed honorable mention all-state as a senior ... his Decatur HS Red Raiders team posted a combined record of 23-10 in his three seasons as a starter ... three-time all-region selection ... was a Wendy's Heisman representative ... voted team captain for his senior year by his teammates ... played in North-South All-State Game (at Troy) as a junior ... also played in Alabama-Mississippi Football Classic ... member of 2007 Prepsports.com All-Southeast Region Team ... nominated for Huntsville Channel 19 Sports Player of the Year award ... was a member of the National Honor Society ... coached by Jere Adcock.
PERSONAL: Born May 16, 1988 at Decatur, Ala. ... son of Canitha and Tim Thomas ... father was a four-year basketball letterwinner at Ole Miss from 1979-82 and was a part of Rebels' only SEC championship team ... major is communication management.