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  Michael Thomas
Michael Thomas
Player Profile

Houston, TX

High School:
Nimitz HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 182



NFL Hopefuls Eye This Week's Draft

David Shaw Rejoins NFL Network as Guest Analyst


Stanford's NFL Hopefuls Ready for Pro Timing Day

Pro Day to be carried live on ESPNU and NFL Network


Shaw Encouraged by Progress at Midway Point of Spring Workouts

Stanford will resume its spring practice schedule on April 2


Cardinal Notebook: A Look to the Post-Luck Era

The future remains bright for Stanford


Gatewood Leaving His Mark On and Off the Field

Fifth-year senior has adapted to wherever he's played


Oklahoma State vs. Stanford - Fiesta Bowl

Oklahoma State vs. Stanford - Fiesta Bowl - AP Photo Gallery


Fiesta Bowl Practice 12/29/2011

Fiesta Bowl Practice 12/29/2011


Fiesta Bowl Practice 12/28/2011

Fiesta Bowl Practice 12/28/2011


Stanford vs. Notre Dame Football

Stanford vs. Notre Dame


Stanford vs. Cal - 114th Big Game

Stanford vs. Cal - 114th Big Game

Feature Stories: 8/26/10 in Palo Alto Weekly | 9/17/10 in the San Francisco Chronicle | 9/7/11 in Palo Alto Daily | 9/10/11 on | 9/29/11 in San Jose Mercury News | 10/6/11 in Cardinal Clubhouse | 12/12/11 in Vype Magazine |

Returning starter at free safety finished third on the squad in total tackles a year ago...veteran of 38 career games and 11 starts...plays the game with unbridled and infectious enthusiasm.

2010 (JUNIOR):
Honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection...ranked as the team's third-leading tackler with 61 stops, including 43 solo efforts...had 6.0 tackles-for-loss, one interception, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery...turned in an outstanding performance in Stanford's 35-0 victory at UCLA...finished with five tackles, forced two fumbles and had a fumble recovery...forced a Randall Carroll fumble at the 8:45 mark of the second quarter...also stripped Kevin Prince of the ball and returned the fumble 21 yards for a touchdown with 0:34 left in the third quarter...was named the Pac-10's Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts...finished with a career high nine tackles at Arizona State...forced a fumble with a big hit on Steven Threet at the goal line at the 11:39 mark of the second quarter...recorded his second career interception at Cal, picking off a Brock Mansion pass at the 1:48 mark of the second quarter...compiled 29 tackles in Stanford's last four regular season games against Arizona (6), Arizona State (9), Cal (6) and Oregon State (8)...had four total tackles, including 2.0 for loss, and one pass breakup in against Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl.

Saw action in all 13 games in the secondary and on Stanford's special teams units...finished with 23 total tackles, 1.5 tackles-for-loss and five pass breakups...also credited with a half a sack...also had 10 kickoff returns totaling 228 yards (22.8), including a season-long 56-yard return at Arizona...had a season-high five tackles against Oklahoma in the Sun Bowl...also had three tackles vs. UCLA, Oregon and Notre Dame...credited with three pass breakups vs. Arizona State.

2008 (FRESHMAN):
One of eight true freshmen to see action...played in all 12 games in the secondary and on special teams...credited with 39 total tackles, including 23 solo efforts...had 1.5 tackles-for-loss and one sack...had one interception against Washington State...also rushed for 24 yards on four carries in the team's Wildcat formation...made his collegiate debut with a season-high eight-tackle effort against Oregon State...had six tackles at TCU...registered three or more tackles in four other contests.

Graduated from Nimitz High School in Houston, Texas...named All-Midlands Region for the Class of 2008 by PrepStar...ranked as the No. 43 running back in the nation and the No. 59 overall recruit in the state of Texas by as the No. 67 athlete in the country and the No. 92 overall recruit from Texas by the 75th-best athlete in the nation by tabs him as the No. 97 prospect in Texas...was a running quarterback as a prep...rushed for an even 1,000 yards on 109 carries for a 9.2 average and nine TDs as a junior before picking up 548 yards (7.4 avg.) and three TDs on the ground as a senior...majoring in sociology.


Career Highs
Tackles: 9 at Arizona State, 2010
Tackles for Loss: 2.0, twice; vs. Wake Forest, 2010; vs. Virginia Tech (Orange Bowl), 2011
Sacks: 1.0 vs. San Jose State, Sept. 20, 2008
Interceptions: 1 twice; last at California, 2010

Kickoff Returns
Kickoff Returns: 3 vs. Oklahoma, Dec. 31, 2009
Kickoff Return Yards: 77 at Arizona, Oct. 17, 2009
Longest Kickoff Return: 56 at Arizona, Oct. 17, 2009
Kickoff Returns for TDs: None