Phillip Thomas (born March 1, 1989) is an American football safety for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). Thomas played college football for California State University, Fresno, and was recognized as an All-American. The Washington Redskins selected him in the fourth round of 2013 NFL Draft.
1 Early years,
2 College career,
3 Professional career
3.1 2013 NFL Combine,
3.2 Washington Redskins,
5 External links,
Thomas was born in Bakersfield, California. He attended Bakersfield High School, and played high school football for the Bakersfield Drillers.
Thomas attended California State University, Fresno, where he played for the Fresno State Bulldogs football team from 2008 to 2012. As a senior in 2012, he was named an All-American by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and CBS Sports. He was also a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award. He was named to the ESPN All-America team and winner of the 2012 CFPA Defensive Back Trophy. He became the first unanimous All-American in Fresno State history when he was named to the Associated Press All-America team.
2013 NFL Combine:
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Thomas was selected by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round, with the 119th overall pick, of the 2013 NFL Draft. He officially signed a four-year contract with the team on May 17, 2013. In the first preseason game against the Tennessee Titans, he suffered a left foot injury, which was originally diagnosed with as a sprain. On August 13, it was announced that Thomas would miss the entire 2013 season and be placed on injured reserve due to a torn Lisfranc ligament.
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