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J.T. Thomas
MLB #52
Height:
6-1
Weight:
236
College:
West Virginia
Hometown:
Fort Lauderdale, Fla
Experience:
4
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 59 158 102 56 0 1 5 2 0 10 -- 10
2015 NYG 12 46 30 16 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2014 JAC 16 84 51 33 0 0 5 2 0 10 5 10
2013 JAC 15 23 18 5 0 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 CHI 16 5 3 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Fourth-year LB also sees action on special teams … Has played in 31 games with two starts and totaled 17 tackles, two forced fumbles and two tackles for loss ... Was claimed off waivers from Chicago on Sept. 1, 2013 … Originally a sixth-round draft pick of the Bears in 2011 … Missed entire regular season as a rookie with a hip injury and saw action in all 16 games in 2012 … Three-year starter at West Virginia …

TRANSACTIONS: Originally drafted by Chicago in the sixth round (195th overall) of the 2011 draft … Waived on 8/31/13 … Claimed off waivers by Jacksonville on 9/1/13.

PRO: Fourth-year LB also sees action on special teams … Has played in 31 games with two starts and totaled 17 tackles, two forced fumbles and two tackles for loss ... Was claimed off waivers from Chicago on Sept. 1, 2013 … Originally a sixth-round draft pick of the Bears in 2011 … Missed entire regular season as a rookie with a hip injury and saw action in all 16 games in 2012 … Three-year starter at West Virginia …

2015: 9/13 vs. CAR: Inactive ... 9/20 vs. MIA: Inactive ... 9/27 at N.E.: Inactive ... 10/4 at IND: Inactive ... 10/11 at T.B.: Made his Jaguars debut, recording two catches for 20 yards (10.0 avg.) ... 10/18 vs. HOU: Had seven receptions for 78 yards (11.1 rec. avg.) and his first TD as a Jaguar ... 10/25 vs. BUF: Had one reception for four yards (4.0 rec. avg.) ...

2014: Appeared in 13 games with 10 starts ... Missed three games with an ankle injury ... Season totals included 43 receptions for 489 yards (11.4 rec. avg.) and team-high 12 TDs ... Earned his second consecutive Pro Bowl selection ... Tied his own Broncos record for TDs (12) by a TE ... Became the first TE in NFL history to register 12-plus receiving TDs in consecutive seasons ... Had nine TDs in the first five games, tied for the most in NFL history ... Finished with six catches of 25-plus yards ... Led the team with a season-high seven receptions for 104 yards (14.9 rec. avg.) and three TDs in the season opener on 9/7 vs. IND en route to being named AFC Offensive Player of the Week ... Caught Denver QB Peyton Manning’s historic 500th TD pass in the first quarter on 10/5 vs. ARI ... Set the Broncos record for most receiving TDs (seven) through the team’s first four games ... Caught two TDs on 10/12 at NYJ, increasing his season total to nine receiving TDs through five games, tied for the most in NFL history (most-ever by an NFL TE) ... Caught his 10th TD of the season on 11/2 at N.E. ... Made his 100th career reception and caught his final two TDs of the season on 11/9 at OAK ... Registered six receptions for 53 yards (8.8 rec. avg.) in the Broncos’ 24-13 loss on 1/11/15 vs. IND in the AFC Divisional Playoff round ...

2013: Spent preseason with Chicago before he was claimed off waivers by the Jaguars on Sept. 1 ... Played in 15 games with two starts and totaled 17 tackles (12 solo), two tackles for loss and one QB pressure ... Tied for third on the team with six special teams tackles ... 9/8 vs. KC: Made Jaguars debut, seeing action on special teams. Blocked a Dustin Colquitt punt following Chiefs first drive that resulted in a safety ... 9/15 at OAK: Inactive (groin) ... 10/6 at STL: Saw action on special teams and led team with two tackles ... 11/17 vs. ARI: Led the team with two special teams tackles. Also saw action on defense at LB ... 11/24 at HOU: Saw action on defense and on special teams. Had one special teams tackle ... 12/1 at CLE: Saw action on defense and special teams. Finished with one tackle for loss ... 12/15 vs. BUF: Saw action at LB and totaled three tackles (two solo) ... 12/22 vs. TEN: Made first career start and totaled six solo tackles ... 12/29 at IND: Started at LB and registered a career-high seven tackles (three solo) with one tackle for loss and one forced fumble ...

2012: Played in all 16 games, primarily on special teams … Finished with six special teams tackles and one forced fumble …

2011: Spent entire rookie season on injured reserve after suffering a hip injury in the preseason.

COLLEGE: Three-year starter at LB … Two-time All-Big East first-team selection … Played in 49 career games with 39 starts … Career totals included 233 tackles (106 solo), 6.0 sacks and 27 tackles for loss … Added two INTs, 13 passes defensed, four forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries … Started all 13 games as a senior and ranked second on the team with 73 tackles (36 solo) … Credited with 2.5 sacks, seven tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries … Earned All-Big East first-team honors … Registered a career-high 76 tackles as a junior and earned All-Big East first-team honors … Selected as the ‘Iron Mountaineer’ by his teammates, an award presented to the most outstanding performers in WVU’s offseason strength and conditioning program … Awarded the Gridiron Gladiator Award from the coaching staff … Started for first time as a sophomore and collected 65 tackles (23 solo), three sacks and a team-high 10 tackles for loss … Saw action in 10 games as a redshirt freshman and totaled 19 tackles … Received a medical redshirt as a freshman … Won 2006 Danny Van Etten Award for scout team Player of the Year on defense.

PERSONAL: Attended Blanche Ely High School (Fla.) where he was a team captain and team’s MVP as a senior … Teammate of Arizona Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson … Ranked Florida Top 100 player by Rivals.com … Father, J.T. Thomas, Sr., was a LB at West Virginia from 1994-95 … Took a disabled eighth-grade girl in  Morgantown, W.V. to her eighth grade dance in May of 2011 … Gave a 14-year old boy with epilepsy tickets to Super Bowl XLVI … Twitter handle is @TheRealJT3 … Full name: J.T. Thomas II.

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