Josh Thomas (cornerback)

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Josh Thomas
Josh Thomas (cornerback) 2012.jpg
Thomas with the Carolina Panthers in 2012
Free agent
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-05-03) May 3, 1989 (age 26)
Place of birth: Cedar Hill, Texas
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school: Cedar Hill (TX)
College: Buffalo
NFL draft: 2011 / Round: 5 / Pick: 143
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Tackles: 64
Interceptions: 1
Passes defensed: 10
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.

Early years[edit]

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.

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Thomas was selected in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys.[1] He was waived on September 3.

Carolina Panthers[edit]

He was claimed off the waivers by the Carolina Panthers on September 4, 2011.[2] 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.[3]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

On September 8, 2014, he signed with the Seattle Seahawks to replace Jeremy Lane who was placed on the injured reserve list.[4] He was cut on October 8 after playing in three games.[5]

New York Jets[edit]

Thomas signed with the New York Jets on October 13, 2014. He provided depth after the team placed cornerback Dee Milliner on the injured reserve list.[6] Thomas was released on December 16, 2014.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.buffalonews.com/sports/bills-nfl/article357560.ece
  2. ^ Yasinskas, Pat. "Panthers clean up waiver wire". ESPN.com. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2014/08/30/panthers-cut-wr-tavarres-king-og-chris-scott-cb-josh-thomas-to-trim-roster-to/
  4. ^ http://blogs.seattletimes.com/seahawks/2014/09/08/seahawks-sign-cornerback-josh-thomas-to-53-man-roster/
  5. ^ Condotta, Bob. "Seahawks sign center Patrick Lewis, waive CB Josh Thomas". Seattle Times. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ 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. 

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