Phillip Thomas (born March 1, 1989) is an American football safety for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). Thomas played college football for California State University, Fresno, and was recognized as an All-American. The Washington Redskins selected him in the fourth round of 2013 NFL Draft.
Early years Edit
Thomas was born in
Bakersfield, California. He attended Bakersfield High School, and played high school football for the Bakersfield Drillers.
College career Edit
California State University, Fresno, where he played for the Fresno State Bulldogs football team from 2008 to 2012. As a senior in 2012, he was named an All-American by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and CBS Sports.  He was also a finalist for the  Jim Thorpe Award.  He was named to the  ESPN All-America team and winner of the 2012 CFPA Defensive Back Trophy. He became the first unanimous All-American in Fresno State history when he was named to the  Associated Press All-America team.
Professional career Edit
2013 NFL Combine Edit
Washington Redskins Edit
Thomas was selected by the
Washington Redskins in the fourth round, with the 119th overall pick, of the 2013 NFL Draft.
He officially signed a four-year contract with the team on May 17, 2013.   In the first preseason game against the  Tennessee Titans, he suffered a left foot injury, which was originally diagnosed with as a sprain. On August 13, it was announced that Thomas would miss the entire 2013 season and be placed on injured reserve due to a torn Lisfranc ligament.
AFCA Announces 2012 FBS All-America Team
CBSSports.com 2012 College Football All-America Team
Fresno State's Phillip Thomas named Thorpe finalist
Thomas Selected as Finalist for Jim Thorpe Award
"NFL Combine Profile", NFL.com , http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/phillip-thomas?id=2539667 , retrieved 2013-05-01
Tinsman, Brian (April 27, 2013). "Phillip Thomas: 'I'll Be The Steal Of The Draft'". Redskins.com . http://www.redskins.com/news-and-events/article-1/Phillip-Thomas-Ill-Be-The-Steal-Of-The-Draft/5873efa8-9cf3-4b58-bb08-105d78f61a84 . Retrieved 2013-05-01.
Jones, Mike (May 17, 2013). "Redskins sign fourth-round safety Phillip Thomas". WashingtonPost.com . http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/football-insider/wp/2013/05/17/redskins-sign-fourth-round-safety-phillip-thomas/ . Retrieved 2013-05-20.
Tinsman, Brian (May 17, 2013). "Redskins Sign Draft Pick Phillip Thomas". Redskins.com . http://www.redskins.com/news-and-events/article-1/Redskins-Sign-Draft-Pick-Phillip-Thomas/c420888a-0976-43a1-af26-cdaaf46f797e . Retrieved 2013-05-20. ↑
Tinsman, Brian (August 13, 2013). "Phillip Thomas Placed On IR, Lisfranc Tear". Redskins.com . http://www.redskins.com/news-and-events/article-1/Phillip-Thomas-Placed-On-IR-Lisfranc-Tear/00657a50-3732-410c-a64e-6652265b6c97 . Retrieved 2013-08-13.
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