Michael Chase Thomas (born June 10, 1989) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was originally signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent.[1]

Chase Thomas
Free agent
Position:Outside linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1989-06-10) June 10, 1989 (age 30)
Atlanta, Georgia
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school:Marietta (GA) Walton
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • All-Pac-12 First Team (2012)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Early yearsEdit

Thomas attended Walton High School in Marietta, Georgia. Thomas was ranked as the 26th prospect from the state of Georgia and was the 27th prospect at the outside linebacker position by Rivals.com.[2] Thomas was also named to the All-Southeast Region for the Class of 2008 by PrepStar.[2] He played in the Under Armour All-America Game after his senior season in high school.[2] Thomas earned first team all-state honors and was named the Cobb County Defensive Player of the Year following his outstanding Junior season with 82 tackles, 10 sacks and a fumble recovery.[2]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Chase Thomas
Outside linebacker
Marietta, Georgia Walton High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 4.7 Sep 22, 2007 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 81 (DE)   Rivals: 27 (OLB), 26 (Georgia)
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


  • "2008 Stanford Football Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2013. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  • "2008 Stanford Football Recruiting Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved 2013. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved 2013. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  • "2008 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2013. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

College careerEdit

Thomas was named an All-American by Sporting News in 2011 after recording 51 tackles and 8.5 sacks.[3][4]

Professional careerEdit

2013 NFL CombineEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 3 in
(1.91 m)
244 lb
(111 kg)
32 14 in
(0.82 m)
9 58 in
(0.24 m)
4.91 s 4.31 s 7.17 s 32.0 in
(0.81 m)
9 ft 5 in
(2.87 m)
18 reps
All values from NFL Combine[5]

New Orleans SaintsEdit

On April 27, 2013, Thomas was signed as an undrafted free agent by the New Orleans Saints. On August 19, 2013, he was waived by the Saints.[6]

Oakland RaidersEdit

On August 20, 2013, the Oakland Raiders claimed Chase Thomas off waivers from the Saints.[7] On August, 31st he was waived by the Raiders.

Atlanta FalconsEdit

He was signed to the Atlanta Falcons practice squad on September 17, 2013.

San Francisco 49ersEdit

He signed with the San Francisco 49ers on May 27, 2014. Thomas was on the 53-member roster for weeks 10, 11, 12 and 16.


  1. ^ NFL Draft Scout
  2. ^ a b c d "Stanford Cardinal profile". gostanford.com. Archived from the original on November 19, 2012.
  3. ^ DeCastro, Chase Thomas and Fleener Named Sporting News All-Americans Archived July 24, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Sporting News' All-American team
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ "Sean Payton announces New Orleans Saints roster moves". NewOrleansSaints.com. August 19, 2013. Archived from the original on April 2, 2015. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  7. ^ "Raiders Claim LB Chase Thomas Via Waivers". Raiders.com. August 20, 2013. Archived from the original on August 20, 2013. Retrieved August 20, 2013.

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