Mike Thomas
No. 19     Detroit Lions
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-06-04) June 4, 1987 (age 33)
Place of birth: Bossier City, Louisiana
High School: DeSoto (TX)
Height: 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
College: Arizona
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 4 / Pick: 107
Debuted in 2009 for the Jacksonville Jaguars
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Receptions     176
Reception Yards     1,796
Touchdowns     7

Michael Thomas (born June 4, 1987, in Bossier, Louisiana) is an American football wide receiver for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arizona.

Early yearsEdit

Thomas attended DeSoto High School in DeSoto, Texas. As a senior he had 15 receptions for 205 yards as a receiver and 333 yards on 26 carries as a running back.

College careerEdit

Thomas attended the University of Arizona from 2005 to 2008. While there he started 39 of 48 games and set the school and Pac-10 record for receptions with 259 for 3,231 yards and 23 touchdowns.[1]

Professional careerEdit

2009 NFL DraftEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
5 ft 8 in 195 lb 4.30 s 1.44 s 2.50 s 4.28 s 6.65 s 40.5 in 10 ft 6 in 16 rep

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Thomas was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. As a rookie he started four of the 14 games in which he played, and had 48 receptions for 453 yards and a touchdown. His 48 receptions were tied with Michael Crabtree for fourth among all rookies.[2]

A key play of his career was in a 2010 Week 10 game against the Texans. With just 3 seconds remaining in regulation and the game tied at 24, QB David Garrard launched a "Hail Mary" pass from the 50-yard line intended for Mike Sims-Walker. The ball was batted down at the goal line by Texans DB Glover Quin, and then hit Thomas in the chest. Thomas was able to grab the ball next to his left knee before it hit the ground, and he took a step forward into the end zone for the game-winning touchdown.[3]

On October 30, 2012, Thomas was traded to the Detroit Lions for an undisclosed draft pick,[4] which, according to CBS' Jason La Canfora, was a 5th round pick.[5]


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