2010 (Junior): Played in 11 games, primarily on special teams ... moved from defensive end to tight end during spring practice ... saw time at both positions in a reserve role during the season.
2009 (Sophomore): Appeared in six games and made three tackles as a reserve defensive lineman and on special teams.
2008 (Freshman): Played in 11 games as a reserve defensive lineman and on special teams ... made collegiate debut against Murray State ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2007: Redshirted the 2007 season ... named scout team player of the week following the Penn State game.
Prep/Personal: Defensive end for Ted Ginn, Sr., at Glenville High School ... recorded 65 tackles, 34 solo, 11 tackles for loss, four sacks, two pass breakups, one fumble recovery and one interception as a senior ... honorable mention All-Ohio as a senior ... Glenville finished 2006 10-2 and ranked No. 10 in the Associated Press Poll, losing in the regional semifinals ... a three-year all-state selection, a 2007 Senate All-Star and a Rivals.com "Hot 100" selection ... compiled 72 tackles and 13 sacks as a junior ... first team All-Ohio in 2005 ... selected to Ohio's North-South Classic ... ranked the No. 24 prospect in Ohio by Rivals.com and the No. 61 defensive end nationally by Rivals.com ... ranked the No. 67 prospect in Ohio by Scout.com ... lettered three years in football and two years in basketball ... parents are Eric Thomas, Sr., and Monica Graham-Thomas ... born on Nov. 25, 1988, Eric Darnell Thomas, Jr., is a telecommunications major.