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Dave Thomas
Dave Thomas


Ocala, Fla.

High School:
Trinity Catholic

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 167


Talented receiver/return man whose true freshman season was cut short by a broken foot ... recovered to play in all 11 games last season ... was granted a medical redshirt and will compete as a sophomore in 2013.

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.

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 triple-overtime 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 Dukes TyJuan Fray and Chris Johnson ... high school coach John Brantley III ... major: sports marketing ... date of birth: 1/12/93.

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