Thomas with the San Francisco 49ers in 2015
|No. 70 – Jacksonville Jaguars|
|Born:||February 18, 1991|
Spartanburg, South Carolina
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||317 lb (144 kg)|
|High school:||Paul M. Dorman|
(Roebuck, South Carolina)
|NFL Draft:||2014 / Round: 3 / Pick: 100|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
Brandon Thomas (born February 18, 1991) is an American football offensive guard for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Clemson.
High school career
Thomas attended Clemson University from 2009 to 2013. He saw a lot of playing time at both guard and tackle during his career, and became the starting left tackle for the Tigers in 2012, where he started 26 games over his last two seasons. He was named a first-team All-ACC as a junior, and was a second-team All-ACC selection as a senior.
On December 16, 2013, it was announced that Thomas had accepted his invitation to play in the 2014 Senior Bowl. On January 25, 2014, he played in the Reese's Senior Bowl, asapart of Atlanta Falcons' head coach Mike Smith's North team that lost 20-10 to the South. Thomas was one of 50 collegiate offensive linemen to attend the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana. He performed all of the combine drills and ran the ninth fastest 40-yard dash among all offensive linemen and had the fifth best vertical jump. On March 6, 2014, Thomas attended Clemson's pro day, along with Tajh Boyd, Martavis Bryant, Sammy Watkins, Tyler Shatley, Chandler Catanzaro, Bashaud Breeland, and eight others. He opted to perform positional drills and bested his combine numbers in the broad jump (8'3") , short shuttle (4.75s), and three-cone drill (7.83s). On April 3, 2014, Thomas suffered a torn ACL while performing a non-contact drill at a private workout he was attending with the New Orleans Saints. At the conclusion of the pre-draft process, Thomas was projected by NFL draft experts and scouts to be a third to fifth round pick. He was ranked the tenth best offensive guard prospect in the draft by NFLDraftScout.com.
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 3 in
|34 3⁄4 in
|10 1⁄2 in
|5.09 s||1.88 s||3..03 s||4.83 s||8.13 s||29 in
|8 ft 2 in
|All values from NFL Combine|
San Francisco 49ers
Thomas spent the entire 2014 season on the reserve/non-football injury list due to the ACL injury suffered before the draft.
Throughout training camp, Thomas competed against Ian Silberman, Joe Looney, Andrew Tiller, and Jordan Devey for the job as the starting left guard, left vacant by the departure of Mike Iupati to the Arizona Cardinals in free agency. Head coach Jim Tomsula named him the backup right guard to Devey to start the regular season. He was inactive for all 16 games in 2015.
On October 23, 2017, Thomas was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars' practice squad. He was released on November 23, 2017, but was re-signed four days later. He signed a reserve/future contract with the Jaguars on January 22, 2018.
On July 31, 2018, Thomas was waived/injured by the Jaguars and was placed on injured reserve. He was released on August 4, 2018. He was re-signed to the practice squad on October 16, 2018. He was promoted to the active roster on December 22, 2018.
- Brandon Thomas - Yahoo Sports
- Clemson places 12 on All ACC football team
- Jeff Gray (December 16, 2013). "Senior Bowl 2014: Rosters announced for NFL Draft showcase". sbnation.com. Retrieved January 9, 2018.
- Louis Bien (February 20, 2014). "NFL Combine 2014: Weigh-in results for offensive linemen". sbnation.com. Retrieved January 9, 2018.
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- Jeff Gray (March 6, 2014). "NFL pro day results: Clemson, TCU stars working out on Thursday". sbnation.com. Retrieved January 9, 2018.
- Highly rated OL Brandon Thomas tears ACL in workout with Saints
- "Brandon Thomas, DS #10 OG, Clemson". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved January 9, 2018.
- "NFL Draft Profile: Brandon Thomas". NFL.com. Retrieved January 9, 2018.
- "49ers draft Brandon Thomas, Clemson, OG with final pick of the 3rd round". NinersNation.com. May 9, 2014.
- David Fucillo (May 23, 2014). "49ers sign draft pick Brandon Thomas to 4-year deal". NinersNation.com. Retrieved January 9, 2018.
- "49ers Waive Seven Players, Trim Roster to 75". 49ers.com. August 25, 2014. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
- "Ourlads.com: San Francisco 49ers depth chart: 10/01/2015". Ourlads.com. Retrieved January 9, 2018.
- Patra, Kevin (August 28, 2016). "Lions trade wideout Jeremy Kerley to 49ers". NFL.com. Retrieved August 28, 2016.
- "Lions establish 53-man roster". DetroitLions.com. September 3, 2016. Archived from the original on October 15, 2017.
- "Lions sign 8 players to team's practice squad". DetroitLions.com. September 4, 2016. Archived from the original on October 15, 2017.
- "Lions sign nine players to Reserve/Future List". DetroitLions.com. January 9, 2017.
- "Lions assigned G Zac Kerin and T Brian Mihalik via waivers". DetroitLions.com. September 3, 2017. Archived from the original on December 9, 2017.
- "Lions Sign OL Brandon Thomas To Practice Squad, Release WR Noel Thomas". NFLTradeRumors.co. October 3, 2017.
- "Jaguars sign Brandon Thomas to practice squad". Jaguars.com. October 23, 2017.
- "Jaguars Sign K Mike Meyer To Practice Squad, Release OL Brandon Thomas". November 23, 2017.
- "Jaguars sign nine players to reserve/futures contracts". Jaguars.com. January 22, 2018. Archived from the original on February 28, 2018.
- "Jaguars Sign Offensive Lineman Michael Dunn". Jaguars.com. July 31, 2018.
- "Jaguars Sign OL Brandon Thomas To PS, Release OL Michael Dunn". NFL Trade Rumors. October 16, 2018.
- "Jaguars promote CB Breon Borders and OL Brandon Thomas". Jaguars.com. December 22, 2018.
- Clemson LT Brandon Thomas arrested for disorderly conduct