Josh Thomas (cornerback)
Thomas with the Carolina Panthers in 2012
|Date of birth:||May 3, 1989|
|Place of birth:||Cedar Hill, Texas|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school:||Cedar Hill (TX)|
|NFL draft:||2011 / Round: 5 / Pick: 143|
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Josh Thomas (born May 3, 1989) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Buffalo.
Thomas attended Cedar Hill High School before accepting a scholarship from the University at Buffalo. He started four games as a true freshman and registered 45 tackles, 4 passes defensed and one interception. The next year he started 8 games, contributing with 57 tackles and 6 passes defensed (second on the team).
As a junior he had 10 starts, recorded 45 tackles and ranked second on the team with 9 passes defensed. In his last year he was the team's top cornerback, finishing with 12 starts, 58 tackles, 8 passes defensed, one interception and 2 sacks.
He was claimed off the waivers by the Carolina Panthers on September 4, 2011. In 2012, he started the last 4 games, registered 24 tackles, 7 passes defensed (second on the team) an 7 special teams tackles.
In 2013, he played in 13 games (6 starts and 3 inactive) as part of a defensive unit that ranked second in the league in points allowed and total defense. He finished with 28 tackles, 2 passes defensed, 4 special teams tackles and one interception. He was released on August 30, 2014.
New York Jets
- Yasinskas, Pat. "Panthers clean up waiver wire". ESPN.com. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
- Condotta, Bob. "Seahawks sign center Patrick Lewis, waive CB Josh Thomas". Seattle Times. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
- Lange, Randy (October 13, 2014). "Brian Winters Joins Dee Milliner on IR". New York Jets. Archived from the original on October 13, 2014. Retrieved October 13, 2014.
- Cosentino, Dom (December 16, 2014). "Jets release cornerback Josh Thomas, whose playbook was stolen". NJ.com. Archived from the original on December 28, 2014. Retrieved December 17, 2014.
- Career statistics and player information from NFL.com • ESPN • Pro-Football-Reference
- New York Jets bio