Dave Thomas
Dave  Thomas


Ocala, Fla.

High School:
Trinity Catholic

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 160



Dukes Win for First Time at Bucknell, 26-7

Sam Martello Posts Career High 15 Tackles Plus Fumble Recovery


Dukes Win Season Finale Over Robert Morris, 22-0

Red and Blue post first shutout since 2011


Dukes Beaten by Bryant, 20-17

Wayne Capers and Chris King score for the Dukes


Dukes Remain Perfect at Home, Down West Liberty, 39-13

Dillon Buechel throws for 330 yards in the win


Dukes Use Big Fourth Quarter to Put Away Wagner, 34-7

62-yard punt return by Devin Rahming is the big blow


Bryant 20, Duquesne 17

Bryant 20, Duquesne 17


Duquesne 39, West Liberty 13

Duquesne 39, West Liberty 13


Duquesne 35, Albany 24

Duquesne 35, Albany 24


Monmouth 28, Duquesne 27

Monmouth 28, Duquesne 27

Enters his senior year with 103 career catches.

as a junior (2014)
Played in 11 contests, making two starts ... hauled in 39 receptions for 430 yards and a score ... also rushed three times for five yards and made two tackles on special teams ... had six catches for a season-high 96 yards versus Bryant ... equaled his season-high with six grabs for 62 yards at CCSU ... had three receptions for 87 yards and a 25-yard touchdown grab versus West Liberty ... had five catches each versus Sacred Heart and at Wagner ... had a season-best eight yard rush versus Monmouth.

as a redshirt sophomore (2013)
Played in all 11 games with five starts ... finished second on the team with 49 catches for 592 yards and a touchdown ... caught at least two passes in every game and posted three or more receptions 10 times ... set career highs for catches at Bryant (8-83-0) and receiving yards in the season opener vs. Albany (5-107-0) ... posted his second career 100-yard game in the season finale at Monmouth (6-102-1) had a career-long 81-yard reception in the first quarter against Albany to set up a one-yard Ryan Ho TD

as a sophomore (2012)
Came back from a broken foot to play in all 11 games with starts against Saint Francis and Monmouth ... caught 14 passes for 122 yards ... recorded his first career touchdown catch (a 9 yarder) in the first quarter of the Monmouth game ... set career highs for receptions (5) and yards (44) against Albany ... had a 25 yard catch at Valparaiso and a 21 yarder versus Albany ... also served as the Dukes' top punt returner with 14 returns for 76 yards (5.4 avg.) ... had a season long 18 yard return against Saint Francis.

as a freshman (2011)
Played in the first three games before suffering a season-ending foot injury against Valparaiso ... had three rushes for 21 yards and caught a 15 yard pass against Valpo prior to breaking a bone in his foot ... showed promise as a return man with eight kickoff returns for 178 yards (22.3 avg.) in three games ... had a 31 yard kickoff return and 20 yard punt return in the opener at Bucknell ... finished the year with five punt returns for 25 yards.

Had his true freshman season cut short by a broken foot ... recovered to play in all 11 games in 2012 ... was granted a medical redshirt and competed as a sophomore in 2013 ... played for Class 2B state champion Ocala, Fla. Trinity Catholic (14-0) ... caught three passes for 116 yards, including TDs of 79 and 17 yards, in the 56-55 3OT championship game win over Fort Lauderdale University ... led all county receivers in receptions (61), receiving yards (1,237) and touchdown catches (16) as a senior ... named honorable mention all-state after posting 24 catches for 400 yards and four touchdowns as a junior ... chose Duquesne over offers from Marshall, Valdosta State and Jacksonville ... his high school position coach was former Florida All-American Reidel Anthony ... high school teammate of fellow Duke Chris Johnson ... high school coach John Brantley III ... major: sports marketing ... date of birth: 1/12/93.


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