Thomas received the team's 2010 Al Barsch "Hang Tough" Award, given to the player who has hung tough and fought through adversity.
2010 (Senior): Started nine times and appeared in all 12 games at defensive end ... made 32 tackles, 17 solo, with two sacks, 6.5 tackles for loss, three quarterback hurries, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery ... shared the team lead in QBHs, tied for third in sacks and finished fourth in TFLs ... matched a career best with six stops in addition to one sack and 1.5 tackles for loss at No. 2 Ohio State ... netted first career sack and four tackles in victory at Western Kentucky ... added a TFL, three tackles, one quarterback hurry and forced and recovered a fumble on the same play in triumph over Arkansas State ... contributed a career-high two tackles for loss with four stops and one QBH against Northwestern ... opened the season with one TFL, one quarterback hurry and three tackles in victory over Towson ... delivered three stops apiece at No. 6 Wisconsin and vs. Penn State ... named IU special teams player of the week following the Iowa game.
2009 (Junior): Played in nine games as a reserve defensive lineman and on special teams ... collected six tackles and one quarterback hurry ... recorded two tackles at No. 23 Michigan and at Northwestern ... named IU special teams player of the week following the Eastern Kentucky game.
2008 (Sophomore): Key contributor on Indiana's special teams ... made six tackles and recovered first career fumble against Wisconsin ... two-time Hoosier special teams player of the week.
2007 (Freshman): Played the final 11 games of the season, making five tackles as a key member of the punt and kickoff teams ... made a pair of tackles for the punt unit against Iowa ... two-time scout team player of the week (Indiana State and Akron) ... participated in spring practice.
Prep/Personal: A linebacker and defensive end at St. Martin De Porres High School ... played for head coach Greg Carter ... a four-year starter and an all-city and all-state selection his junior and senior seasons ... compiled 126 tackles, 86 solo, and 12 sacks as a senior ... also lettered three years in track and field ... parents are Kosetta Carreker and Larenda Beecham ... born on April 5, 1987, Terrance Tyreesse Thomas is a general studies major
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