Jarek Thomas
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Jarek Thomas

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Orlando, Fla.

High School:
Edgewater

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 275

Position:
DL

Experience:
3L

2006: Played in all 13 games, with 12 starts at defensive tackle ... second among linemen in tackles with 35 ... picked off a shovel pass against Central Arkansas, the first interception of his career ... also recorded two TFLs and a sack against UCA ... tallied 1.5 TFLs at Murray State ... had a season-high five tackles at Western Illinois ... returned an interception 28 yards for a touchdown against Youngstown State.

2005: Missed the last seven games of the season after dislocating his right wrist ... started the first four games prior to the injury ... posted three sacks on the season, including 1.5 at Eastern Illinois ... recovered a fumble and blocked a kick against Drake.

2004: Started seven games and played in 10 games ... ranked third on the team among defensive lineman with 27 tackles ... had a season-best six tackles against Eastern Illinois ... had two sacks on the year with one against Eastern Illinois and another at Western Kentucky.

2003: Redshirted.

Edgewater HS: Listed as a top-20 recruit in Central Florida ... had 13 sacks and 62 total tackles as a senior ... first-team All-Central Florida, all-county and all-district ... as a senior, team finished runner-up for state title in 2002 with a 13-2 record ... team posted an 11-2 overall record as a junior and 8-3 mark sophomore year ... team named district champs all three years ... coached by Bill Gierke.

Data: Born 8-16-85 in Orlando, Fla. ... son of Diane Thomas ... major: recreation and park administration.