Da'shawn Thomas

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Da'shawn Thomas
Position: Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-08-31) August 31, 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth: Newport, Arkansas
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 203 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school: Conyers (GA) Salem
University: Western Ontario
Undrafted: 2010
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
CFL status: Import

Da'shawn Thomas (August 31, 1987, in Newport, Arkansas) is a Canadian football running back from the U.S. who plays for the Western Ontario Mustangs. He was signed as a street free agent by the Georgia Generals in 2007.

Professional career[edit]

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

Thomas was signed as a free agent by the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League on February 29, 2008, and placed on the practice roster for the 2008 Toronto Argonauts season. He re-signed with the Argos on January 19, 2009, but was released at the end of training camp.[1][2]

College career[edit]

In an unusual move, Thomas, who had never attended university and only a few days of a junior college in Kansas, registered with the University of Western Ontario and will play for the Western Ontario Mustangs in the 2009 CIS football season. The National Collegiate Athletic Association does not permit an athlete with any professional sports experience to play on a college team. However, since CIS football typically discounts one year for every year of professional experience, it is the only opportunity for Thomas to prepare for the 2010 NFL Draft. Former Mustang Vaughn Martin was drafted in the 2009 NFL Draft and former Mustangs receiver and current Argonaut Tyler Scott and former Argonauts coach Rich Stubler recommended Thomas to Mustangs coach Greg Marshall.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Da'shawn Thomas". Player Roster. Toronto Argonauts Football Club. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  2. ^ The Canadian Press (2009-06-25). "Running back Ebell among 21 players released by Argonauts". TSN.ca. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  3. ^ Dalla Costa, Morris (2009-08-20). "Thomas journey ends up in Mustang backfield". The London Free Press. Archived from the original on 2012-07-11. Retrieved 2009-08-23. 
  4. ^ Forde, Duane (2009-08-20). "Forde: Taking a CFL scouting tour of North America". TSN.ca. Retrieved 2009-08-23.