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Lawrence Thomas (American football)

Lawrence Dikarri Thomas[1] (born April 16, 1993), is an American football fullback who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Michigan State and signed with the Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2016.

Lawrence Thomas
Free agent
Personal information
Born: (1993-04-16) April 16, 1993 (age 26)
Detroit, Michigan
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:286 lb (130 kg)
Career information
High school:Renaissance
(Detroit, Michigan)
College:Michigan State
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • USA Today High School All-American (2010)
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Rushing yards:1
Rushing touchdowns:0
Receiving yards:43
Receiving touchdowns:0
Player stats at


Early yearsEdit

Thomas was selected and participated in the 2011 Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Florida. Thomas was named high school finalist for the 2010 Butkus Award. Thomas was ranked 3rd among the country's top defensive ends by and was ranked 7th defensive end prospect by

Professional careerEdit

New York JetsEdit

On April 30, 2016, Thomas signed with the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent following the conclusion of the 2016 NFL Draft.[2] He was placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury on September 29, 2016.[3] He finished his rookie season with four tackles in three games played.

On September 2, 2017, Thomas was waived by the Jets and was later re-signed to the practice squad.[4][5] He was promoted to the active roster on September 16, 2017.[6] Upon being added to the active roster, Thomas changed his jersey number to 44 to be eligible to play fullback.

On September 8, 2018, Thomas was waived by the Jets.[7]


  1. ^ "Profile".
  2. ^ "Jets undrafted free agent signings". Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  3. ^ Lange, Randy. "Jets Re-Sign WR/KR Jeremy Ross". Retrieved September 29, 2016.
  4. ^ Lange, Randy (September 2, 2017). "Jets Reduce to 53 with 23 Player Moves".
  5. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (September 5, 2017). "Jets Sign WR-KR Jeremy Kerley".
  6. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (September 16, 2017). "Jets Activate DL Thomas, LB Bishop from P-Squad".
  7. ^ Allen, Eric (September 8, 2018). "Jets Promote OLB Luvu to Active Roster, Waive FB Thomas".

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