J.T. Thomas
LB #55
Height:
6-1
Weight:
236
Age:
28
College:
West Virginia
Hometown:
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2016):

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0
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Biography

TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally a 6th round (195th pick over¬all) draft choice by the Chicago Bears in 2011…Waived by Chicago on Aug 31, 2013…Awarded off waivers to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sept. 1, 2013…Signed as a free agent by the Giants on March 11, 2015.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    Thomas has played in 47 games with 12 starts…His career totals include 97 tackles (59 solo), 2 interceptions, 4 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery on defense, and 16 special teams tackles.
TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally a 6th round (195th pick over¬all) draft choice by the Chicago Bears in 2011…Waived by Chicago on Aug 31, 2013…Awarded off waivers to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sept. 1, 2013…Signed as a free agent by the Giants on March 11, 2015.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    Thomas has played in 47 games with 12 starts…His career totals include 97 tackles (59 solo), 2 interceptions, 4 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery on defense, and 16 special teams tackles.
-    In 2014, he played in all 16 games with 10 starts – 1 on the outside and the last 9 games at middle linebacker… Finished 4th on the team with 81 tackles (47 solo), 2 interceptions, 5 passes defensed, 2 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
-    Started for the 1st time vs. Cleveland (10/19) and had 7 tackles (6 solo)…Made his initial start at middle linebacker vs. Miami (10/26) after a season-ending injury to Paul Posluszny and finished with 6 tackles (3 solo) and his 1st career interception, of a Ryan Tannehill pass…Totaled 8 tackles and 2 passes defensed and intercepted a pass for the 2nd consecutive game at Cincinnati (11/2), where he picked off Andy Dalton in the 4th quarter...Tied for the team lead with 5 tackles and forced a fumble by Cole Beasley vs. Dallas (11/9)…in the second quarter that was recovered by Josh Evans…Posted 10 tackles (4 solo) and a pass defensed at Indianapolis (11/23)...Had a team-leading and career-high 12 tackles (6 solo) and scored the Jaguars’ 1st touchdown when he recovered an Eli Manning fumble in the end zone in the 3rd quarter vs. the Giants (11/30)…Recorded 6 tackles (5 solo) vs. Houston (12/7)…Had 5 tackles and forced a fumble by Kyle Juszczyk at Baltimore (12/14)…Totaled 10 tackles (5 solo) vs. Tennessee (12/18)…Finished the season with 8 tackles (7 solo) at Houston (12/28).
-    In 2013, spent the preseason with Chicago before he was claimed off waivers by the Jaguars…Played in 15 games with 2 starts and totaled 17 tack¬les (12 solo), and tied for 3rd on the team with 6 special teams tackles...Inactive at Oakland (9/15) with a groin injury…Blocked a Dustin Colquitt punt following the Chiefs’ 1st drive that resulted in a safety in his debut with Jacksonville vs. Kansas City (9/8)…Made his 1st career start vs. Tennessee (12/22) and totaled 6 solo tackles…Started at Indianapolis (12/29) and registered a then career-high 7 tackles (3 solo) with a forced fumble.
-    In 2012, played in all 16 games, primarily on special teams and finished with 6 special teams tackles and 1 forced fumble.
-    In 2011, spent entire rookie season on injured reserve after suffering a hip injury in the preseason.
COLLEGE:
-    Thomas was a 3-year starter at linebacker for the Mountaineers…Two-time All-Big East 1st-team selec¬tion…Played in 49 career games with 39 starts…Career totals included 233 tackles (106 solo), 6.0 sacks and 27 tackles for loss…Added 2 interceptions, 13 passes defensed, 4 forced fumbles and 4 fumble recoveries…As a senior, started all 13 games and ranked 2nd on the team with 73 tackles (36 solo)…Also had 2.5 sacks, 7 tackles for losses, 2 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries to earn 1st-team all-conference honors…As a junior, registered a career-high 76 tackles and earned All-Big East 1st-team honors…Selected by his teammates as the “Iron Mountaineer,” an award presented to the most outstanding performers in WVU’s offseason strength and condition¬ing program…Started for 1st time as a sophomore and collected 65 tackles (23 solo), 3 sacks and a team-high 10 tackles for losses…As a redshirt freshman, played in 10 games and totaled 19 tackles…Received a medical redshirt as a freshman…Won 2006 Danny Van Etten Award for scout team Player of the Year on defense.

PERSONAL:
-    Attended Blanche Ely (Fla.) High School, where he was a team captain and team’s MVP as a senior…Was a teammate of Arizona Cardinals’ cornerback Patrick Peterson…His father, J.T. Thom¬as, Sr., was a LB at West Virginia from 1994-95…Took a disabled 8th-grade girl in Morgantown, W.V. to her 8th grade dance in May of 2011… Gave a 14-year old boy with epilepsy tickets to Super Bowl XLVI.
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 158 102 56 0.0 1 5 2 10 -- 10 0 4 1
2016 NYG 1 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 NYG 12 11 46 30 16 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2014 JAC 16 10 84 51 33 0.0 0 5 2 10 5 10 0 2 1
2013 JAC 15 2 23 18 5 0.0 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2012 CHI 16 0 5 3 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @DAL W 20-19 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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