Marcus Thomas (defensive tackle)


Marcus Thomas (defensive tackle)
Marcus Thomas
No. 79     Denver Broncos
Nose tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: September 23, 1985 (1985-09-23) (age 26)
Place of birth: Yokosuka, Japan
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 316 lb (143 kg)
Career information
College: Florida
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 4 / Pick: 121
Debuted in 2007 for the Denver Broncos
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Tackles     103
Interceptions     2
Forced Fumbles     1
Stats at NFL.com

Marcus Thomas (born on September 23, 1985) is an American football defensive tackle for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). Thomas played college football for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he has played professionally for the Broncos.

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Early years

Thomas was born in Yokosuka, Japan. He attended Mandarin High School in Jacksonville, Florida, where he was an all-state high school football player for the Mandarin Mustangs.

College career

Thomas accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Urban Meyer's Florida Gators football team from 2003 to 2006.[1] In November 2006, he was kicked off the team for violating the terms of his reinstatement from a drug suspension. He missed curfew, went on an unapproved out of town trip, and skipped a mandatory drug counseling session. Thomas was an anthropology major.

Professional career

On April 29, Thomas was picked 121st (4th round) in the 2007 NFL draft by the Denver Broncos.[2] On July 11, Thomas signed a 4-year contract with the club worth a reported $3 million.[3]

References

  1. ^ 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 97, 99, 186 (2011). Retrieved August 31, 2011.
  2. ^ Marcus Thomas, DT, Taken in Fourth BroncoTalk. Retrieved on July 12, 2007
  3. ^ Quick Hit - 4th Round Pick Marcus Thomas Locked Up. BroncoTalk. Retrieved on July 12, 2007

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