Mike Thomas (wide receiver, born 1987)

Mike Thomas
No. --Free agent
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-06-04) June 4, 1987
Place of birth: Bossier City, Louisiana
Height: 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school: DeSoto (TX)
College: Arizona
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 4 / Pick: 107
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
CFL status: International
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 176
Reception Yards: 1,796
Touchdowns: 7
Player stats at NFL.com

Michael Thomas (born June 4, 1987) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arizona.

Early years

Thomas attended DeSoto High School in DeSoto, Texas. As a senior he had 15 receptions for 205 yards as a receiver and 333 yards on 26 carries as a running back.

College career

Thomas attended the University of Arizona from 2005 to 2008. While there he started 39 of 48 games and set the school and Pac-10 record for receptions with 259 for 3,231 yards and 23 touchdowns.[1]

Professional career

2009 NFL Draft

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 8 in 195 lb 4.30 s 1.44 s 2.50 s 4.28 s 6.65 s 40.5 in 10 ft 6 in 16 reps

Jacksonville Jaguars

Thomas was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. As a rookie he started four of the 14 games in which he played, and had 48 receptions for 453 yards and a touchdown. His 48 receptions were tied with Michael Crabtree for fourth among all rookies.[2]

A key play of his career was in a 2010 Week 10 game against the Texans. With just 3 seconds remaining in regulation and the game tied at 24, QB David Garrard launched a "Hail Mary" pass from the 50-yard line intended for Mike Sims-Walker. The ball was batted down at the goal line by Texans DB Glover Quin, and then hit Thomas in the chest. Thomas was able to grab the ball next to his left knee before it hit the ground, and he took a step forward into the end zone for the game-winning touchdown.[3]

On October 30, 2012, Thomas was traded to the Detroit Lions for a 2014 fifth round draft pick.[4][5]

Detroit Lions

Thomas was cut by the Lions on August 19, 2013.[6]

Arizona Cardinals

On August 20, 2013, Thomas was signed by the Arizona Cardinals.[7] He was released on August 30, 2013.

Houston Texans

Thomas signed with the Houston Texans on December 30, 2013. On August 31, 2014, Thomas was released.[8]

Toronto Argonauts

Thomas was signed by the Toronto Argonauts on November 21, 2014.[9] He was released by the Argonauts on May 13, 2015.


  1. Miller, Ted. "Arizona's undersized Thomas is tall on production". Espn.go.com. Retrieved 2012-09-30.
  2. "rookie receiving stats". Nfl.com. Retrieved 2012-09-30.
  3. "video". Nfl.com. 2010-11-14. Retrieved 2012-09-30.
  4. "Detroit Lions trade for wide receiver Mike Thomas". National Football League. 2012-10-30. Retrieved 2012-10-30.
  5. "Lions parted with a 2014 5th round pick to the Jags in their trade for WR Mike Thomas. Detroit looking to make more moves before deadline". National Football League. 2012-10-30. Retrieved 2012-10-31.
  6. Rosenthal, Gregg (August 19, 2013). "Mike Thomas cut by Detroit Lions after short tenure". NFL.com. Retrieved August 19, 2013.
  7. Rapoport, Ian (August 20, 2013). "Mike Thomas signs with Arizona Cardinals". NFL.com. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  8. Rapoport, Ian (August 20, 2013). "Texans cut veteran safety Chris Clemons, WR Mike Thomas". blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans. Retrieved August 31, 2014.
  9. "2014 TRANSACTIONS". argonauts.ca. Retrieved November 21, 2014.

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