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Demaryius Thomas
Demaryius Thomas

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Montrose, Ga.

High School:
West Laurens

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 229

Position:
Wide Receiver

Birthdate:
12/25/1987



02/01/2014

#TGW: Really Super

A brief look at Georgia Tech's history in the Super Bowl

Honors
* 2007 ACC All-Freshman Team (Sporting News)
* 2007 Honorable Mention Freshman All-America (Sporting News)

In The Record Books
* 2nd -- Single-game receiving yards (230 in 2008)
* t-12th -- Single-game receptions (9, two times)
* t-16th -- Career receiving yards
* t-19th -- Career receptions

2008
Georgia Tech's best receiver since Calvin Johnson and one of the most skilled receivers in the ACC... greatly improved his blocking skills... ranked eighth in the ACC in receiving yards per game (52.2 ypg)... caught at least one pass in every game he played in... had 39 receptions for 627 yards... had more than half of Tech's receptions (39 of 74)... had nine receptions of 20 yards or longer... averaged 16.1 yards per reception... has 1,185 career receiving yards to rank tied for 16th in Tech history... has more career receiving yards than any active non-junior or senior in the ACC... his 74 career receptions rank tied for 19th in Tech history... had three receiving touchdowns in 2008, seven for his career... has recorded two career 100-yard receiving games... caught three passes for 32 yards vs. LSU in the Chick-fil-A Bowl (Dec. 31)... showed his versatility in the Miami game (Nov. 20) when he had two receptions for 17 yards, one rushing attempt for 14 yards and he threw a 22-yard pass completion to Lucas Cox... had four receptions at 19th-ranked North Carolina (Nov. 8)... had five of Tech's seven receptions, for 88 yards, including a 42-yard strike from Josh Nesbitt vs. Virginia (Oct. 25)... was a hero in the win at Clemson (Oct. 18) when he hauled in a 24-yard touchdown pass from Nesbitt with 5:22 remaining to lift Tech to a 21-17 road win... finished the game with four receptions for 56 yards... recorded two receptions for 41 yards including a key 35-yard reception from Calvin Booker vs. Gardner-Webb (Oct. 11)... had one of the finest days by a receiver in Georgia Tech history vs. Duke (Oct. 4)... hauled in all nine of Tech's receptions for 230 yards -- the second-most single-game receiving yards in school history... had an 88-yard touchdown reception on a pass from Jaybo Shaw -- the third-longest pass play in Tech history and the longest since 1996... caught his first touchdown pass of the season -- a 20-yard pass from Jaybo Shaw -- vs. Mississippi State (Sept. 20)... did not play in the Virginia Tech (Sept. 13) game to recover from a mild concussion... had four of Tech's six receptions at Boston College (Sept. 6) for 56 yards... had one catch for nine yards and threw a pancake block that led to a touchdown vs. Jacksonville State (Aug. 28)... a talented and athletic receiver with big-play capability... has outstanding speed.

2007
Played in all 13 games and started 10 times... started the final eight games... ranked second among Yellow Jacket receivers in receptions (35) and receiving yards (558)... had twice as many touchdown receptions (4) as any other Tech receiver... averaged 15.9 yards per reception... had one rushing attempt and one passing attempt... caught one pass in each of the first two games of his rookie season before hauling in five passes for 68 yards including a long of 43 against Boston College (Sept. 15)... scored his first career touchdown on a pass from Taylor Bennett at Virginia (Sept. 22)... ended up with four catches for 86 yards, including a 56-yarder, against the Wahoos... was outstanding at Maryland (Oct. 6)... had a career-high nine receptions, had one TD reception, and went over the 100-yard receiving mark (139 yards) for the first time in his career... had two catches for 46 yards and was credited for a touchdown reception on a ball he didn't catch at Duke (Nov. 10)... D.J. Donley caught a pass from Taylor Bennett but fumbled into the end zone where Thomas recovered for a TD against the Blue Devils... had three receptions vs. North Carolina and two more vs. Georgia... had four catches for 69 yards and one touchdown in the Humanitarian Bowl.

2006
Redshirted as a true freshman.

High School
Also a first-team all-state selection in Class AA by the AJC... PrepStar All-Region selection... two-time all-region and all-Heart of Georgia choice... selected for the GACA North-South All-Star game... had 56 catches for 756 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior, following 32 receptions for 330 yards and three scores as a junior... coached by John Kenny... played on state championship basketball team.

  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Top 50 in Georgia
  • No. 22 overall prospect in Georgia (Scout.com)
  • No. 34 overall prospect in Georgia (Rivals.com)

    Personal
    Full name is Demaryius Antwon Thomas... nickname is Bay-Bay... born December 25, 1987... parents are Shirley Brown and Bobby Thomas... majoring in management.

    Career Statistics
    Year GP-GS Rec Yds Avg TD LP Rush Yds Avg TD LP
    2008 12-12 39 627 16.1 3 88 2 29 14.5 0 15
    2007 13-10 35 558 15.9 4 56 1 0 0.0 0 0
    Career 25-22 74 1185 16.0 7 88 3 29 9.7 0 15
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