Marcus Thomas (defensive tackle)

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Marcus Thomas
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Thomas with the Denver Broncos in 2009.
No. -- Free agent
Position: Nose tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-09-23) September 23, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth: Yokosuka, Japan
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 316 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school: Jacksonville (FL) Mandarin
College: Florida
NFL draft: 2007 / Round: 4 / Pick: 121
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Tackles: 146
Interceptions: 2
Forced fumbles: 1
Stats at NFL.com

Marcus Thomas (born September 23, 1985) is an American football defensive tackle who is currently a free agent. Thomas played college football for the University of Florida.

Early years[edit]

Thomas was born in Yokosuka, Japan. He attended Mandarin High School in Jacksonville, Florida, where he was an all-state high school football player for the Mandarin Mustangs.

College career[edit]

Thomas accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Urban Meyer's Florida Gators football team from 2003 to 2006.[1] In November 2006, he was kicked off the team for violating the terms of his reinstatement from a drug-related suspension. He missed curfew, went on an unapproved out of town trip, and skipped a mandatory drug counseling session. Thomas was an anthropology major.

Professional career[edit]

Denver Broncos[edit]

Thomas was picked 121st (4th round) in the 2007 NFL draft by the Denver Broncos.[2] On July 11, Thomas signed a 4-year contract with the club worth a reported $3 million.[3]

New York Giants[edit]

On August 16, 2012, Thomas signed a one-year deal with the New York Giants. On August 31, 2012, Thomas was released by the New York Giants.

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

On October 16, 2013, Thomas was signed by the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League to a practice roster agreement. On February 10, 2015, Thomas became a free agent.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 97, 99, 186 (2011). Retrieved August 31, 2011.
  2. ^ Marcus Thomas, DT, Taken in Fourth BroncoTalk. Retrieved on July 12, 2007
  3. ^ Quick Hit - 4th Round Pick Marcus Thomas Locked Up. BroncoTalk. Retrieved on July 12, 2007

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