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Larry Thomas
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Larry Thomas

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Jackson, Miss.

High School:
Callaway HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 201

Position:
RB

Birthdate:
08/08/1984

Experience:
2vl

09/09/2006

Southern Miss 45, SE Louisiana 0 - Sept. 9, 2006

Southern Miss 45, SE Louisiana 0 - Sept. 9, 2006

Battling Cody Hull for the starting job at the running back position ... Brings another dimension to the backfield, with speed and big-play ability ... Fastest running back on the team ... Needs to continue to work on his blocking skills ... Started the first 10 games of 2005 ... Led the team in rushing yardage (647) and all-purpose yardage (835) and tied for the team lead in rushing touch-downs (4) ... Finished with three 100-yard rushing games on the season (115, McNeese State; 129, UAB; and 118, Marshall) ... Named team's offen-sive player of the week after the McNeese State, N.C. State and Marshall games ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... 2005 (r-So.): Played in 11 games, including 10 starts ... Finished as the team's leading rusher, with 647 yards on 167 attempts and four touchdowns ... Averaged 3.9 per rush and 58.8 yards per game ... Led the team in all-purpose yardage with 835 yards ... Also caught 17 passes for 118 yards, averaging 6.9 yards per catch ... Posted his first 100-yard rushing game against McNeese State (9/17), finishing with 115 yards on 22 carries and two touchdowns, the first of his career ... Finished with a career-high 28 carries for 129 yards at UAB (10/21) ... Posted 25 carries for 118 yards and a touchdown against Marshall (11/8) ... Had 14 carries for 60 yards and a touchdown at N.C. State (10/29), including a season-long run of 21 yards ... Against East Carolina (10/1), finished with 23 car-ries for 80 yards ... Made his first career start against Alabama (9/10), finishing with 12 carries for 23 yards ... Caught three passes against UAB and N.C. State, finishing with 15 and three receiv-ing yards respectively ... Finished with a career-high 38 receiving yards against McNeese State, including a long catch of 27 yards ... Also had two catches for 32 yards against Alabama, includ-ing a long catch of 27 yards ... Caught two passes against East Carolina, UCF and Marshall, finishing with seven, six and 11 yards, respectively ... 2004 (r-Fr.): Played in all 12 games ... Saw action in more than 100 plays, including a season-high 20 plays against UAB ... Finished the season as the team's third-leading rusher with 340 yards on 49 carries, a team-best average of 6.9 yards a carry ... Had runs of seven or more yards 14 times ... Saw his first action at running back against Tulane (9/25), finishing with three carries for 40 yards, including a long run of 39 yards ... Had the team's longest offensive play in 2004, a 79-yard run against Cincinnati (11/6), which was the second longest non-scoring run in M.M. Roberts Stadium history ... Had a season-high 10 carries for 53 yards against East Carolina (10/23) ... Had eight carries for 34 yards against UAB (11/27) ... Posted seven carries for 49 yards against Alabama (10/16) ... Also had seven kickoff returns for 105 yards ... Had four kickoff returns for 61 yards against Cincinnati ... 2003 (Fr.): Redshirted ... Prep: Played for Coach Gary Anderson ... As a senior, he carried the ball 94 times for 1,100 yards (11.7 ypc) and scored six touchdowns ... Also had 25 receptions for 670 yards and scored five touch-downs ... Led the state of Mississippi in kickoff return average with a 39.8 yard per return average as a senior ... Rushed for 1,019 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior ... Named all-district and all-region ... Team offensive MVP ... Blitz Player of the Week ... Top 40 recruit in the state of Mississippi ... Also lettered in track ... Named all-district in the 4x800m and the 4x1600m ... Two-star rating by rivals.com ... Personal: Son of Larry and Phyllis Thomas ... Enrolled in general studies ... Born Aug. 8, 1984.

2005 Game-by-Game Rushing Statistics (Att.-Yards- TDs-LP):
Alabama 12-23-0-7; McNeese State 22-115-2-14; East Carolina 23-80-0-17; Tulsa 7-21-0-6; UCF 13-38-0-9; UAB 28-129-0-14; N.C. State 14-60-1-21; Marshall 25-118-1-12; Houston 12-22-0-6; Memphis 10-32-0-7; Arkansas State 1- 9-0-9

2005 Game-by-Game Receiving Statistics (Catches-Yds.-TD-LP):
Alabama 2-32-0-27; McNeese State 2-38-0-27; East Carolina 2-7-0-5; Tulsa 1-6-0-6; UCF 2-6-0-4; UAB 3-15-0-9; N.C. State 3-3-0-3; Marshall 2-11-0-9; Houston 0-0-0-0; Memphis 0-0-0-0

2004 Game-by-Game Rushing Statistics (Att.-Yards- TDs-LP):
Nebraska 0-0-0-0; Tulane 3-40-0- 39; USF 0-0-0-0; Houston 0-0-0-0; Alabama 7-49-0- 15; East Carolina 10-53-0-13; Cincinnati 1-79-0-79; Memphis 5-25-0-10; TCU 7-24-0-13; UAB 8-34-0- 13; Cal 4-12-0-4; North Texas 4-24-0-12

Thomas' Rushing/Receiving Statistics

YearAtt.YardsTDLongCatchesYardsTDLong
2005 167 647 4 21 17 118 0 27
2004 49 340 0 79 3 3 0 0
Totals 216 987 4 79 20 121 0 27

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