NCAA Football: Georgia Tech at North Carolina State (USATSI)
Honors * 2014 All-ACC SecondTeam (Coaches) * 2014 All-ACC Third Team (Media) * ACC Back of the Week (Sept. 22, 2014)
In the Tech Record Books * 3rd- single-season rushing yards for QBs (965) * 5th - career rushing yards for QBs (1,199) * t-5th - passing touchdowns in a season (17)
Named the starting quarterback heading into the 2014 season ... may be the quickest quarterback in college football... runs the option well and is an underrated passer with surprising arm strength... gives the Yellow Jackets a big-play threat under center.
2014 (redshirt sophomore):Named to the 2014 All-ACC Second team by the coaches and All-ACC Third Team by the media ... Started all 13 games ... Had four100-yard rushing games and eight100-yard passing games .... Is the sixth Tech QB to rush for 1,000 career rushing yards ... Rushed 176 times for a team-best 965 yards (5.5 ypa) and five TDs ... Completed 89-of-175 passes (.509) for 1,594 yards and 17 touchdowns ...
Rushed for 104 yards and completed 8-of-14 passes for 134 yards and one TD vs. Florida State in the ACC Championship game (Dec. 6) ... Threw six completions for 64 yards and one touchdown pass and rushed for 34 yards at Georgia (Nov. 29) ... Rushed 11 times for 46 yards, including a career-long rush of 65 yards, while completingeight passes for 102 yards and one touchdown vs. Clemson (Nov. 15) ...Became the sixth Tech QB to rush for 1,000 career yards after recording 60 rushing yards and one touchdown at NC State (Nov. 8) ... Went 5-for-6 passing for 47 yards at NC State ...Threw seven completions for 141 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for four yards vs. Virginia (Nov. 1) ...Became the fifth Georgia Tech quarterback to rush for more than 700 yards in one season after rushing for 92 yards and one touchdown at Pitt (Oct. 25) ... Also completed five passes for 147 yards and threw a career-long 79-yard touchdown pass to Charles Perkins at Pitt ...Completed eight-for-18 passes for 235 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 36 yards at UNC (Oct. 18) ...Recorded his third 100-yard rushing game of the season with 15 carries for 119 yards and one touchdown while throwing six completions for 61 yards vs. Duke (Oct. 11) ... Had 13 rushing attempts for 27 yards and went 4-for-7 for 53 yards vs. Miami (Oct. 4) ... Named the ACC's Offensive Back of the Week after rushing for a career-high 165 yards on 22 carries and one touchdown and completing 7-of-18 passes for 125 yards and one touchdown at Virginia Tech (Sept. 20) ...Recorded 325 yards of total offense, 137 rushing yards, threw four touch downs and rushed for one vs. Georgia Southern (Sept. 13) ...Carried the ball 10 times for 70 yards including a 27-yard rush and threw three completions for 15 yards at Tulane (Sept. 6) ... In first career start, recorded 353 yards of total offense while setting career-highs in passing yards (282), completions (11), passing attempts (15), rushing attempts (13) and passing touchdowns (2) against Wofford (Aug. 30).
2013 (redshirt freshman): Played in 10 games as a back-up to starter Vad Lee... rushed 33 times for 234 yards (7.1 ypa) and two touchdowns... completed 9-of-17 passes (.529) for 131 yards and one touchdown... had five rushing attempts for 53 yards and one touchdown in his first collegiate game, vs. Elon (Aug. 31)... completed all four of his passing attempts for 30 yards and one touchdown at BYU (Oct. 12)... carried 10 times for 95 yards and a touchdown vs. Syracuse (Oct. 19)... rushed three times for 23 yards and completed 2-of-3 passes for 27 yards at Clemson (Nov. 14).
2012 (true freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Prattville HS... played for head coach Jamey DuBose... ranked as a four-star prospect and the No. 19 all-purpose athlete in the country by Rivals... led Prattville to the Class 6A state championship in 2011... was named the MVP of the state championship game... completed 66 percent of his passes this season for 1,652 yards and 13 touchdowns and rushed for 896 yards and seven TDs... ranked second in the state in total offense and fourth in passing... won the Alabama state 4A-6A championship in the 100-meters with a time of 10.79 second... also played basketball and baseball at Prattville... won basketball regional titles in 2010 and 2011.
Personal: Full name is Justin Micheal Bryant Thomas... born March 15, 1994 in Montgomery, Ala... son of Milton and Tanya Thomas... has three siblings - Blake, Paige and Krissy... his cousin Quentin Riggins played linebacker at Auburn (1986-89)... lists winning the 6A state football title, and three world series titles in travel baseball as his most memorable athletic achievements... a business administration major.
Career Highs Rushing Attempts: 22 at Virginia Tech, Sept. 20, 2014 Yards Rushing: 165 at Virginia Tech, Sept. 20, 2014 TD Rushing: 1, seven times , last at Pitt, Oct. 25, 2014 Long Rush: 65 vs. Clemson, Nov. 15, 2014 Passing Touchdowns: 4 vs. Georgia Southern, Sept. 13, 2014 Passing Yards: 282 vs. Wofford, Aug. 30, 2014 Completions: 11, twice, last vs. Georgia Southern,Sept. 13, 2014 Attempts: 24 vs. Georgia Southern, Sept. 13, 2014 Passing Efficiency: 275.25 vs. Wofford, Aug. 30, 2014 Long Pass: 79 (to Charles Perkins) at Pitt, Oct. 25, 2014