Mike Thomas (wide receiver, born 1987)
|No. -- Free agent|
|Date of birth:||June 4, 1987|
|Place of birth:||Bossier City, Louisiana|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight:||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school:||DeSoto (TX)|
|NFL Draft:||2009 / Round: 4 / Pick: 107|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career NFL statistics|
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.
2009 NFL Draft
|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|
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.
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.
On October 30, 2012, Thomas was traded to the Detroit Lions for a 2014 fifth round draft pick.
On August 20, 2013, Thomas was signed by the Arizona Cardinals. He was released on August 30, 2013.
Thomas signed with the Houston Texans on December 30, 2013. On August 31, 2014, Thomas was released.
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