Michael Thomas Biography
Michael Thomas (Michael William Thomas Jr.) is an American football wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He holds the NFL record for the most receptions by a player through his first three seasons, with 321. He led the league in receptions in the 2018 season.
Michael Thomas Education
He attended Taft High School in Woodland Hills, California. As a senior, Thomas had 86 receptions for a state-leading 1,656 yards and 21 touchdowns for the Toreadors football team. He was ranked by Rivals.com as a four-star recruit.
Thomas then committed to Ohio State University to play college football. He attended Fork Union Military Academy for a year after high school and was roommates with fellow Ohio State teammate Cardale Jones.
Michael Thomas College career
In 2012, Thomas played in 11 games as a true freshman. He had three receptions for 22 yards in the 2012 season.
As a sophomore in 2013, Thomas was redshirted. He entered his redshirt sophomore season in 2014 as a backup, but eventually took over as a starting wide receiver.
Thomas ended the season leading the team in receptions with 54 for 799 yards and nine touchdowns. In the National Semifinals against Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, Thomas had seven receptions for 66 yards and a touchdown in the victory.
In the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship victory over Oregon, Thomas had four receptions for 53 yards. In the 2015 season, he had 56 receptions for 781 receiving yards and nine receiving touchdowns.
On January 5, 2016, Thomas announced his intention to enter the 2016 NFL Draft.
On April 29, 2016, he was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the second round (47th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. Thomas was the sixth wide receiver to be selected that year.
On May 9, 2016, the Saints signed him to a four-year, $5.11 million contract with $2.60 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $1.92 million.
Thomas was named one of the Saints starting wide receivers, along with Brandin Cooks, for their 2016 season opener against the Oakland Raiders. He finished his first career start with six receptions for 58 yards.
On September 26, 2016, Thomas caught his first career touchdown on a 3-yard pass from Drew Brees during the second quarter of a Monday Night Football matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. He finished the 45–32 loss with seven catches for 71 receiving yards and a touchdown.
On October 23, 2016, Thomas had his first game with over a hundred receiving yards after he finished with a season-high ten receptions for 130 receiving yards in a 21–27 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
During a Week 9 contest at the San Francisco 49ers, he caught two touchdown passes and made five catches for 73 yards, as the Saints routed the 49ers 41–23.
On November 27, 2016, he caught nine passes for 108 receiving yards and tied his season-high of two touchdown receptions in a 49-21 win over the Los Angeles Rams.
In the regular season finale against the Atlanta Falcons, Thomas had 10 receptions for 156 yards and a receiving touchdown.
During his rookie season, Thomas set franchise records for a rookie in receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns.
In his second season, Thomas came into the year as the number one receiver after Brandin Cooks was traded to the New England Patriots. He was named to his first Pro Bowl. Thomas finished the season with 104 receptions for 1,245 yards and five touchdowns.
His 104 receptions finished third in the NFL, and his 196 receptions in his first two seasons in the league were the most in NFL history, passing Jarvis Landry’s 194 set in 2015.
Thomas appeared in his first career playoff game on January 7, 2018, against division rival Carolina, he recorded eight receptions for 131 yards in the 31–26 win.
In the Divisional Round against the Minnesota Vikings, Thomas had seven receptions for 85 yards and two touchdowns in the 29–24 loss.
He also was ranked 81st on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018.
In the season-opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Thomas caught a franchise-record 16 passes for 180 yards and a touchdown, breaking the century-mark for the fourth time in his career and eclipsing 200-career receptions.
The next week, Thomas scored twice more with 89 yards on 12 catches in a 21-18 win over the Cleveland Browns. With his 12 receptions, he set an NFL record for the most catches in the first two games with 28, the record previously held by Andre Rison with 26 set in 1994.
In Week 3, Thomas added 10 receptions for 129 receiving yards against the Atlanta Falcons. His 38 receptions through the first three games were the most in NFL history.
In Week 9 against the Los Angeles Rams, he had 12 catches for a franchise-record 211 yards, including a 72-yard touchdown. On his touchdown, he paid tribute to former Saints wide receiver Joe Horn by pulling out a cell phone from underneath the goal post and pretending to make a call, drawing a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. His performance in Week 9 earned him NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
Thomas finished the season with 125 receptions for 1,405 yards and nine touchdowns. He led the league in receptions and finished sixth in the league in receiving yards, and also set the Saints franchise record in receiving yards, passing Joe Horn’s 1,399 yards set in 2004.
Thomas was named to his second straight Pro Bowl and was named first-team All-Pro.
Saints Franchise Records
- Most receptions, game: 16 (September 9, 2018, vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
- Most receiving yards, game: 211 (November 4, 2018, vs Los Angeles Rams)
- Most receptions, season: 125 (2018)
- Most receiving yards, season: 1,405 (2018)
Michael Thomas Age
He was born on 3 March 1993 in Los Angeles, California, United States. He is 25 years old as of 2018.
Michael Thomas Height
He stands at a height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) weighing 212 lb (96 kg).
Michael Thomas Family
He is the son of Michael Thomas, Sr. He is the nephew of former NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson.
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