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Devin Thomas
No. 11     Washington Redskins
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: November 15, 1986 (1986-11-15) (age 23)
Place of birth: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
College: Michigan State
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 2 / Pick: 34
Debuted in 2008 for the Washington Redskins
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-KJCCC (2005)
  • Second-team All-Big Ten (2007)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 15, 2009
Receptions     40
Receiving yards     445
Touchdowns     3
Stats at NFL.com

Devin Thomas (born November 15, 1986 in Ann Arbor, Michigan) is an American football wide receiver for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He played college football at Michigan State.

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Early years

Thomas attended and played high school football for Canton High School in Canton, Michigan. As a senior he played WR, RB and CB, for Division 1 (Class A) Canton High School. He was named All-State after rushing and receiving for over 1,000 yards and 23 touchdowns and also had seven interceptions all in his senior year.

College career

Thomas attended Coffeyville Community College, where he redshirted in 2004 and played as a freshman in 2005. As a sophomore at Michigan State he had only six catches. Under head coach Mark Dantonio, Thomas played well his junior year with 79 catches, a school record, for 1,260 yards, and eight touchdowns. Thomas decided to forgo his senior year at Michigan State and declare himself eligibile for the 2008 draft.

Professional career

Thomas was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the second round (34th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. On July 18, he agreed to a four-year 4.8 million contract that included roughly $2.7 million in guaranteed money. Thomas is represented by Drew Rosenhaus. In 2008, Thomas won the NFL Rookie's Madden Bowl.

Thomas was sidelined much of his rookie preseason due to a hamstring injury which occurred during training camp. He missed the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game game against the Indianapolis Colts on August 3 as well as the game against the Buffalo Bills on August 9. Thomas made his NFL rookie preseason debut against the New York Jets on August 16. He has seen little playing time on the offense during the regular season, but has been used a good deal on special teams, mainly on kickoffs. He posted his highest career receiving yards in a game on week 5 against the Philadelphia Eagles, catching two receptions for 28 yards, with his longest being 16.[1] He scored his first career touchdown on November 30, 2008, on a 29 yard run against the New York Giants. He scored his first career receiving touchdown on October 26, 2009 on a 2 yard throw from Jason Campbell against the Philadelphia Eagles. Thomas had his first 100 yard receiving game on December 6, 2009 against the New Orleans Saints, this was also his first two touchdown game in the NFL.

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