Thomas To Participate in NFL Combine
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Josh Thomas, a standout cornerback for the University at Buffalo football team the past four years, has been invited to participate in the prestigious NFL Scouting Combine later this month.
Thomas, a three-year starter, will participate in the invite-only event which runs from Feb. 23-March 1 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis with every National Football League team in attendance.
Thomas' selection to the event will mark the fifth straight year a UB player has been selected to participate in the event which serves as a showcase for the finest NFL-eligible college players in the nation.
Thomas, a three-year starter at cornerback, has already participated in the 86th Annual East-West Shrine Game since playing his final game in the Blue and White in November. Thomas was one of the East's best performers in the game, finishing second on the team with four tackles, while adding a fumble recovery and a pass breakup.
One of the top cover corners in UB history, Thomas finished his Bulls' career with 29 career passes defended, tied for fifth best in school history. The Cedar Hill, TX native racked up 24 career starts and was named to Phil Steele's All-MAC third team this past year.
As a senior, he started all 12 games and was fifth on the team with 58 tackles, including 30 solo stops. He added 5.5 tackles for loss, a pair of sacks, eight pass breakups, including an interception.
Thomas follows in the footsteps of former UB greats Chad Upshaw (2007), Jamey Richard (2008), Drew Willy (2009) and James Starks (2010) who have participated in the event. All four of those players used that experience to move onto the NFL, with Richard and Starks being drafted and both advancing to the Super Bowl as players. Starks recently led all NFL players in rushing yards (315) in the playoffs to help the Green Bay Packers win their fourth Super Bowl title.