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Jeff Thomas
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Jeff Thomas 829802
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 195
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
High School: Duncanville
Experience: High School
AT COLORADO: This Season (Fr.)—He entered the fall listed third at the “X” receiver position and in the mix for playing time; he caught six passes for 104 yards (17.3 per) and two touchdowns in spring scrimmage action.  A member of the 2012 recruiting class, he participated in August camp for the first 12 days, but needed to return home because of family issues and delayed his enrollment until January, thus becoming a “grayshirt.” 
HIGH SCHOOL—As a senior, he was ranked the No. 117 wide receiver in the nation by Scout.com and No. 119 receiver by ESPN.com, which also ranked him as the No. 140 player from Texas.  He earned was a first-team All-5A District 5 first-team honors both as a junior and senior.  A three-year letterman and two-year starter, he finished his career catching 87 passes for 1,338 yards and 21 touchdowns.  As a senior, he caught 59 passes for 899 yards and 12 touchdowns and was used in spot duty as a kick returner.  He caught at least four passes in 10 of the 11 games (six-plus in five of those), with two 100-yard games: he had 118 yard on six catches in a 20-16 win over South Grand Prairie, and 114 on eight grabs in a 55-36 playoff loss to Trinity; in a double overtime 56-55 win over rival Cedar Hill, he caught six passes for 92 yards and two touchdowns in Duncanville’s first win in the series in six years.  He had five games with two touchdown receptions (his team was 4-1 in those contests), with 60 or more yards in 10 of the 11 games.  His junior year, he caught 21 passes for 338 yards and eight touchdowns, and also threw a touchdown pass; top games that season included making seven receptions for 114 yards with the game-winning touchdown in a 41-35 victory over Mansfield, along with three catches for 78 yards and two scores a 51-13 win over Midlothian.  As a sophomore, playing in a reserve role, he had seven catches for 100 yards and a score.  Under coach Jeff Dicus, Duncanville was 7-4 his senior year, 8-4 his junior season (district co-champions) and 4-5 his sophomore campaign.    
ACADEMICS—He is undecided on a major at Colorado, but is interested in Physical Therapy as a possible field of study or career choice. 
PERSONAL—He was born February 7, 1994 in Concord, Calif.  His hobbies include playing chess, puzzles, crosswords and other strategy games.  He is active in the community, helping with food drives throughout northern Texas.  He is a second cousin to Walter Napier, who played in the AFL for the Dallas Texans in 1964 and was the first African-American professional football player from Waco, Texas.  Walter’s son, Keith, was a four-time All-MEAC performer and two-time All-American football player at Howard and was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame. 
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