Pitt 49, New Mexico 27
Pitt 49, New Mexico 27
Transcript from the final day of training camp
Transcript from Friday's scrimmage
The Panthers opened training camp on Tuesday
Multi-faceted talent at Beaver Falls who was rated one of the country's top 100 prospects by Tom Lemming (No. 68)...named a Tom Lemming and PrepStar All-American...earned praise for his play at running back, wide receiver, defensive back and linebacker...three-year Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AA All-State Team honoree at three different positions...his senior year Thomas earned first team all-state as a receiver... was a second-team all-state running back his junior year and a first-team all-state defensive back as a sophomore...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Male Athlete of the Year for 2008-09...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous 22"...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review "Terrific 25"...Harrisburg Patriot-News "Platinum 33"...three-time "Top 22" selection on both offense and defense by the coaches in the Midwestern Athletic Conference...compiled 2,786 rushing yards on 366 carries (7.6 avg.) and scored 53 total touchdowns for his career...rushed for 865 yards on 121 carries (7.1 avg.) and caught 21 passes for 557 yards (26.5 avg.) as a senior...led his team to a 12-1 record his final year, including a berth in the WPIAL Class AA title game...rated the No. 6 prospect in Pennsylvania by Rivals and No. 18 by SuperPrep...SuperPrep All-Northeast Team...played under Coach Ryan Matsook...finished his heralded basketball career with 2,063 points to rank 22nd on the WPIAL's all-time scoring list...averaged 18.5 points and 9.3 rebounds as a senior...was a three-time selection to The Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AA All-State Team in basketball...Pittsburgh Tribune-Review basketball "Terrific 10"...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Fabulous Five"... selected to play in the Roundball Classic basketball all-star game...medaled in two events at the 2009 WPIAL Class AA Track and Field Championships...was a member of the WPIAL champion 400-meter relay team and the WPIAL runner-up in the long jump (22-10.25).
Personal: Todd Robert Lee Thomas, born 4/27/91, is the son of Jodie Thomas-Brown and Lionel Craft...has one brother...mother was a standout track and basketball athlete at Beaver Falls and Central Dauphin High...cousin Todd Pipkin was a defensive end at Pitt (1987-90)...also has two cousins who were Division I college basketball players including Gabe Jackson (Robert Morris) and Chris Pipkin (Eastern Michigan).
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