JT Thomas is inducted into the Minor League Football News Hall of Fame.
Posted by Elijah on October 6th, 2022
James "JT" Thomas, a former linebacker for the West Virginia Mountaineers, will be inducted into the Minor League Football News Hall of Fame on December 6, 2007, at the Oasis Resort Hotel & Casino in Mesquite, Nevada. Thomas received word that his nomination had been approved on July 30 after the MLFN Board of Directors had reviewed it. "To be receiving this award is truly an honour," Thomas said. I owe a sincere thank you to everyone for their support over the years.
Thanks to Thomas' strong leadership skills, diligent work ethic, and passion for the game, minor league and semi-professional football have grown and been promoted throughout the Midwest. ข่าวบอล JT Thomas' career can be divided into three distinct categories: football player, coach, and executive. Thomas started his academic career in 1992 by enrolling at Fort Scott Community College in Kansas. After his sophomore year, Thomas transferred to West Virginia University (WVU).
During his two seasons as a team captain and outside linebacker for Fort Scott.
Thomas earned two All-Kansas Jayhawk Conference honours and was named Defensive Player of the Game in the 1992 Valley of the Sun Bowl. Thomas was a WVU inside linebacker who earned two Mountaineer Club Awards for his exceptional on-field performance. Additionally, he was named to two All-Big East teams and won the 1994 CarQuest Bowl's Defensive Player of the Game award. He led both teams in tackles for both teams each season.
Thomas's successful college career allowed him to play.
The semi-pro football league in 1996 with the Charleston Rockets alongside former WVU great Major Harris. After Thomas made the switch back to outside linebacker, the Rockets went 10-1 for the remainder of the 11-game regular season. Thomas was an All-Star and the team's tackle leader. In an effort to transition from semi-pro football to the Arena Football League, Thomas signed on with the Albany Firebirds in 1997. However, on the third day of training camp, he sustained a leg injury that put an end to his career.
In the next phase of Thomas' football career, a headset and clipboard were substituted for a helmet and protective padding. As the head coach of the West Virginia WHAM! in 2000, Thomas made a comeback to semi-pro football after working as the defensive coordinator for a winning team of 13 to 16-year-olds. Thomas compiled a.695 winning percentage (41 victories, 18 losses) in six seasons as the head coach of WHAM! in Morgantown, West Virginia. He also won three Coach of the Year awards and oversaw three league All-Star games.
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