Shamarko Thomas

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Shamarko Thomas
Shamarko Thomas.jpg
Thomas in his rookie season with the Steelers.
No. 29     Pittsburgh Steelers
Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-02-23) February 23, 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Weight: 217 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Virginia Beach (VA) Ocean Lakes
College: Syracuse
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 4 / Pick: 111
Debuted in 2013 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Tackles 29
Interceptions 0
Passes defensed 0
Stats at NFL.com

Shamarko Lanell Thomas (born February 23, 1991) is an American football safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). Thomas played college football for Syracuse University. The Pittsburgh Steelers chose him in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Thomas was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He attended Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach, and he played for the Ocean Lakes Dolphins high school football team. He was named 2008 first-team all-state, all-region and All-Tidewater, and was a two-time first-team all-district selection. He set school records in career tackles, interceptions and defensive touchdowns. In 2008, he recorded a team-high 102 tackles, six interceptions, 11 pass breakups and one blocked field goal as a team captain, leading the squad to a 12-1 record, while earning 2008 team defensive MVP honors. He led the team in tackles as a junior.

Track and field[edit]

Thomas was also a track star at Ocean Lakes High School. He earned all-state honors in track competing in the 100 meters, and as the anchor of the 4 x 100 meter relay that placed seventh in Virginia.

His personal best time in the 100 meters is 10.76 seconds.

College career[edit]

Thomas attended Syracuse University, where he was a member of the Syracuse Orange football team from 2009 to 2012. During his career he started 43 of 48 games in which he played, recording 263 tackles, two interceptions and four quarterback sacks. As a senior in 2012, he was a first-team All-Big East Conference selection.[1]

Professional career[edit]

2013 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 9 in 213 lb 4.37 s 1.52 s 2.49 s 4.26 s 6.84 s 40.5 in 11 ft 1 in 28 reps
All values from NFL Combine

2013 NFL Draft[edit]

Thomas was drafted in the fourth round, with the 111th pick overall, by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

He was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers on May 16, 2013.

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