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Terry

Thomas

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Defensive End
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 275
Year: Senior
Hometown: McDonough, Ga.
High School: Luella

Bio

CAREER STATISTICS

ATHLETIC HONORS

• 2018 All-Sun Belt Conference (honorable mention)

 

ACADEMIC HONORS

• CoSIDA Academic All-District, 2018

• Sun Belt Conference Honor Roll, 2016-17, 2017-18

• Dean’s List, Fall 2016, Fall 2018

• Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, Spring 2017, Fall 2017

• Enrolled in Georgia State’s Honors College

 

AT GEORGIA STATE: Returning All-Sun Belt Conference performer at defensive end ... Two-year starter and three-year letterwinner ... Member of 2016 recruiting class who played as a true freshman.

 

2018: Earned All-Sun Belt Conference (honorable mention) recognition ... Also named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District team by CoSIDA ... Collected 46 tackles with four tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble ... Opened the season with seven tackles vs. Kennesaw State. Caused a fumble at the GSU 14-yard line that the Panthers recovered ... Career-high nine tackles at NC State.

 

2017: Started the final nine games of the season at defensive end, moving into the starting lineup following injury to Mackendy Cheridor ... Collected 26 tackles with 2.5 tackles for loss, including 1.5 sacks ... Career-high six tackles in win at ULM, including a shared sack as part of the Panthers’ school-record total of seven ... Two tackles and a 10-yard sack to help the Panthers hold WKU to a school-record minus-2 yards rushing in the AutoNation Cure Bowl victory ... Had a tackle for loss in win over South Alabama, in which GSU allowed a then-school record low 41 yards rushing.

 

2016: Earned playing time as a true freshman ... Played in 11 games ... Credited with 17 tackles ... Season-high four tackles at Air Force ... Added three tackles at Wisconsin and vs. UT Martin ... Forced a fumble vs. Arkansas State.

           

HIGH SCHOOL: All-Metro (Southside) by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... Three-time all-region selection, including first-team All-Region 4-AAAAA (Subregion B) as a senior at Luella High School ... Three-Named to the All-Southern Crescent Buzz all-area first team ... Set school records with 320 career tackles and 20.5 sacks ... Also had two defensive touchdowns, two interceptions, three fumble recoveries and four forced fumbles ... Three-year letterman and two-time team captain for coach Nic Vasilchek ... Academically, he ranked in top 10 percent of his class and was a member of the National Honor Society, BETA Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA-Future Health Professions).

 

PERSONAL: Full name is Terrence Thomas Jr. ... Born Feb. 6, 1998 ... Son of Terry Sr. and Jacinta Thomas ... Majoring in biological science.

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