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Jordan Thomas
Player Profile:
Jordan Thomas 1742759
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 195
Year: Junior
Hometown: Endicott, N.Y.
High School: Union-Endicott
Other College: Rutgers
Major: Finance/Management
Experience: Transfer

At Delaware: First-year member of Blue Hen squad after transfer from Rutgers • junior who enrolled at Delaware in February and took part in spring drills • outstanding athlete with great speed and quickness • made move to cornerback from wide receiver and spring drills • projected to take over starting spot at cornerback heading into pre-season camp • will also contribute on special teams as a kick returner and on kick coverage • contributed three tackles, including one for loss, in Blue-White spring game.

At Rutgers: Played two seasons at Rutgers University for head coach Greg Schiano • played running back, defensive back, and kick returner during two-year career • team went 13-12 over two seasons and won a bowl game in 2011.

2011 Season: Moved over from running back to defensive back as a sophomore • played in all 13 games as a backup at defensive back and on special teams • recorded eight tackles (four solo) • had season-high two tackles vs. Pitt • ranked second on the team in kickoff returns, averaging 19.4 yards on 16 kickoff returns • team went 9-4 and defeated Iowa 27-13 in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.

2010 Season: Enjoyed outstanding rookie season for the Scarlet Knights as a running back • played in all 12 games with three starts • was named to the Big East All-Freshman team • led team in rushing, carrying 95 times for 417 yards and a touchdown • came on strong at end of season, running for career-high 120 yards and a touchdown vs. Louisville and for 63 yards vs. West Virginia in the season finale • caught 16 passes for 233 yards and two touchdowns • caught three passes for 73 yards vs. Connecticut and scored touchdowns in late-season games vs. Cincinnati and West Virginia • averaged 17.2 yards on nine kickoffs with a long return of 22 yards • team went 4-8 under Schiano.

High School: Three-year letterwinner and three-year starter at Union-Endicott High School for head coach Steve Hurd • also a standout sprinter in track & field • played tailback, wide receiver, cornerback, and free safety • named an ESPN 3-Star Recruit • rushed for a school-record 3,038 yards and scored record 318 points • rushed for 1,388 yards as a senior when he was named to the New York Sportswriters Association All-State team • rated New York's No. 4 top prospect and the nation's No. 36 safety by and rated state's No. 5 prospect and No. 25 all-purpose runner by • was state sectional 200 meter champion in track and field with a record time of 21.5.

Personal: Jordan Anthony Thomas • born Jan. 12, 1991 • enrolled in College of Arts & Sciences at Delaware.

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