The Golden Eagles return to action this weekend when they travel for the C-USA Championship game.
Mike Thomas finished with six catches for 105 yards to help lead Southern Miss over Charlotte.
Spring Football Game
2014 (Redshirt Freshman, Copiah-Lincoln CC): Played tight end and halfback for Copiah-Lincoln Community College ... Saw time in 11 games, tallying nine receptions for 96 yards (10.7 yards per reception) with a season-long catch of 22-yards ... Helped Co-Lin to an 8-3 overall record and a 2014 South Division Championship ... Had receptions in six games, with a season-high three catches in a 37-13 victory over Itawamba CC ... Also had a pair of receptions against Northwest Mississippi CC.
2013 (Freshman, Rutgers): Member of the Rutgers University football team ... Did not compete during the season, taking a redshirt.
High School: Played high school football at Lake Mary High School ... Ranked as the No. 40 tight end prospect nationally by ESPN.com ... Rated No. 37 on Orlando Sentinel's 2013 Central Florida Super60 ... Named First Team All-District, All-Area and All-Region as a senior ... Used primarily as a blocker and long snapper, adding 11 receptions for 143 yards receiving in final prep season ... Also a member of the weight lifting team, earning All-Region and All-District accolades ... District Champion in the 238 pound weight class.
Personal: Full name is Taylor Anthony Marini ... Son of Kelly and Tony Marini ... Has two younger sisters, Kellen and Karlie ... Cousin Jonathan "Bear" Woods played football professionally with the Atlanta Falcons ... Dad Tony played basketball at UCF, while mom Kelly was a cheerleader at UCF ... Born on Sept. 22, 1994 in Winter Park, Fla. ... Majoring in criminal justice.