2015 NFL DRAFT

Jermaine Thomas, RB

School: Florida State  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 196 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
66753-
2010 Season
Arrested twice in February 2011 for driving with a suspended license. Proven junior who made eight starts, including the first six games, but sat out the last three after suffering a knee sprain against Clemson...returned for the Chick-fil-A Bowl and carried once for six yards...an integral part of FSU's trio of tailbacks, all of whom rushed for at least 400 yards on the season...Thomas ran for 490 yards on 86 carries (5.7 ypc) and six touchdowns...with 18 career rushing TDs he ranks eighth in school history...his 1,804 career rushing yards ranks 13th all-time at FSU...enjoyed a two-game stretch earlier this season - against Virginia and Miami - which ranked as one of his most productive...posted his sixth career 100-yard rushing game at Virginia when he ran for 122 on 16 carries (7.6 ypc) and two touchdowns, including a career-long 70-yarder in the victory...the following week in a road blowout of the Hurricanes Thomas accounted for three touchdowns - two rushing, one receiving - while totaling 116 yards (78 rushing, 34 receiving)...has also collected 12 receptions for 134 yards and one touchdown.
2009 Season
Team's premier tailback...played in all 13 games, including 10 starts...ran for 121 yards and two TDs in Gator Bowl victory before hometown crowd...has a team-leading 10 touchdowns and ranks first in rushing with 832 yards for a 64.0 yards per game average... recorded three straight 100-yard rushing games, including a career-high 186 yards in the win over NC State, to become the first Seminole runner since 2002 to rush for 100 yards or more in three consecutive games...has five career 100-yard rushing games.
2008 Season
Dynamic true freshman tailback played in 12 games and averaged seven yards per carry...Thomas put together one of the most successful seasons by a true freshman running back in school history...average per carry was just shy of the top marks set by true freshmen Warrick Dunn in 1993 (7.5) and Sean Jackson in 1990 (7.9)...his 482 rushing yards are the sixth-most ever by a true freshman at FSU...rushed for an average of 40.2 yards per game, second-best on the team...one of only three players (Antone Smith and D'Vontrey Richardson) with multiple rushes of 30 yards or more...Thomas posted 69 carries and was dropped for a loss just seven times for only 10 yards in losses...burst onto the scene with 91 yards rushing in the season-opener versus Western Carolina. It tied the best rushing debut by a freshman in school history...registered the longest run by any Seminole when he broke off a 62-yard run versus Georgia Tech...it was the longest play of the season from the line of scrimmage.
High School
Three-star back according to both Rivals and Scout.com...Scouts, Inc. says Thomas is an outstanding prospect who has the "ability to create mismatches against most opponents" and considers him a player that could be a contributor as a true freshman...ESPN says Thomas has a "supreme blend of size and speed"...PrepStar All-Region team...AJC Super Southern 100...FSWAA All-State 4A Second Team Offense...rushed for 900 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior...played in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl...chose FSU over LSU, Illinois, Georgia Tech, NC State, South Carolina and Purdue.
 
 
Latest News
12/21/2011 - Florida State senior running back Jermaine Thomas has been declared academically ineligible for the Champs Sports Bowl and will not play in his final college game. Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said Wednesday Thomas did not pass one of his classes during the fall semester. Fisher says Thomas was the only player on the roster who is academically ineligible for the Dec. 29 game against Notre Dame. Thomas was Florida State's second-leading rusher in 2011, gaining 279 yards and a touchdown. He averaged 4.6 yards per carry. Without Thomas, Florida State will likely lean more on freshman Devonta Freeman, who has 531 rushing yards and eight touchdowns. Either freshman James Wilder Jr. (150 rushing yards) or senior Ty Jones (71 rushing yards) should see increased playing time. - AP Sports

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