Jan. 27, 2017
THE FLATS – Justin Thomas, one of the most prolific players in Georgia Tech football history, has received a late invitation to participate in Saturday’s Reese’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.
The Reese’s Senior Bowl is college football’s premier postseason all-star game, annually featuring the nation’s top NFL prospects. The 68th-annual Senior Bowl will take place on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET at Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium.
Thomas, Georgia Tech’s starting quarterback and team captain for each of the past three seasons, received the invitation on Thursday night. He immediately traveled to Mobile and participated in practice on Friday. He’s expected to see time at defensive back and/or as a return specialist on Saturday for the South squad, which is led by head coach Hue Jackson and the rest of the Cleveland Browns’ coaching staff.
Thomas started 38 of the Yellow Jackets’ 39 games over the past three seasons at quarterback and amassed 7,166 yards of total offense (4,754 passing, 2,412 rushing) and 62 total touchdowns (40 passing, 22 rushing) in his collegiate career. He is the only player in Georgia Tech history with 4,000 passing yards and 2,000 rushing yards in a career and was the 39th player in NCAA Division I FBS history to accomplish the feat.He graduated from Georgia Tech last spring with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
The 5-11, 185-pound Prattville, Ala. native is Georgia Tech’s 58th all-time representative in the Senior Bowl.