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Marcus Thomas (born September 23, 1985) is an American football defensive tackle who is currently a free agent. Thomas played college football for the University of Florida.

Marcus Thomas
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Thomas with the Denver Broncos in 2009.
Free agent
Position:Nose tackle
Personal information
Born: (1985-09-23) September 23, 1985 (age 33)
Yokosuka, Japan
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:316 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school:Jacksonville (FL) Mandarin
College:Florida
NFL Draft:2007 / Round: 4 / Pick: 121
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles:146
Interceptions:2
Forced fumbles:1
Player stats at NFL.com

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Early yearsEdit

Thomas was born in Yokosuka, Japan. He attended Mandarin High School in Jacksonville, Florida, where he was an all-state high school football player for the Mandarin Mustangs.

College careerEdit

Thomas accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Urban Meyer's Florida Gators football team from 2003 to 2006.[1] In November 2006, he was kicked off the team for violating the terms of his reinstatement from a drug-related suspension. He missed curfew, went on an unapproved out of town trip, and skipped a mandatory drug counseling session. Thomas was an anthropology major.

Professional careerEdit

Denver BroncosEdit

Thomas was picked 121st (4th round) in the 2007 NFL draft by the Denver Broncos.[2] On July 11, Thomas signed a 4-year contract with the club worth a reported $3 million.[3]

New York GiantsEdit

On August 16, 2012, Thomas signed a one-year deal with the New York Giants. On August 31, 2012, Thomas was released by the New York Giants.

Toronto ArgonautsEdit

On October 16, 2013, Thomas was signed by the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League to a practice roster agreement. On February 10, 2015, Thomas became a free agent.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide Archived April 2, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 97, 99, 186 (2011). Retrieved August 31, 2011.
  2. ^ Marcus Thomas, DT, Taken in Fourth BroncoTalk. Retrieved on July 12, 2007
  3. ^ Quick Hit - 4th Round Pick Marcus Thomas Locked Up. BroncoTalk. Retrieved on July 12, 2007

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