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Encyclopedia > Joe Thomas

Joe Thomas (born on December 4, 1984 in Brookfield, Wisconsin) is an offensive tackle for the Wisconsin Badgers. Currently in his senior year, he is considered a top National Football League prospect. December 4 is the 338th day of the year (339th on leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: Brookfield (town), Wisconsin Brookfield is a city in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States. ... The offensive team or offense in American football or Canadian football, is the team that begins a play from scrimmage in possession of the ball. ... Wisconsin Badger Logo The Wisconsin Badgers are a variety of collegiate athletic teams from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. ... Bills Dolphins Patriots Jets Ravens Bengals Browns Steelers Texans Colts Titans Broncos Chiefs Raiders Chargers Cowboys Giants Eagles Redskins Bears Lions Packers Vikings Falcons Panthers Saints Buccaneers Jaguars Cardinals Rams 49ers Seahawks The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from...

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High School

Thomas was a standout performer at Brookfield Central High School, lining up at several positions and winning numerous accolades. He played tight end, defensive end, placekicker and punter. Brookfield Central High School is a comprehensive public secondary school located in the city of Brookfield, Wisconsin. ... The tight end (TE) is a position in American football on the offensive team. ... Defensive end is the name of a defensive position in the sport of American football. ... Placekicker is the title of the player in American and Canadian football who is responsible for the kicking duties of field goals, extra points, and, in many cases, kickoffs. ... The word punter may refer to: Someone who uses a Punt (boat). ...


He was listed among the top 20 offensive tackles nationally, a PrepStar All-American, second-team All-America offensive tackle according to USA Today, member of Detroit Free Press All-Midwest team, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel first-team all-state defensive lineman and second-team all-state offensive tackle as a senior, and also received first-team all-state honors at DE from Wisconsin Football Coaches Association and Associated Press. He was also a great defensive player winning the WFCA 2002 Defensive Player of the Year. He had 85 tackles and 12 sacks as a senior. As a junior, he had 70 tackles and 8 sacks. He was listed as the third best prospect in the state of Wisconsin in 2003. All-American, a Broadway musical with book by Mel Brooks, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Lee Adams, opened in New York on March 19, 1962, and played 80 performances. ...


As well as being good athletically, he was good academic standing. He was a 4-year honor roll student and a part of the U.S. Army Academic All-America team. The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ...


Thomas was recruited heavily by Wisconsin, Nebraska, and Notre Dame before signing his letter of intent to Wisconsin in January 2003. The University of Wisconsin–Madison is a public research university located in Madison, Wisconsin. ... The University of Nebraska–Lincoln, often called UNL, but also known as Nebraska or NU, is the flagship institution of the University of Nebraska system. ... The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a private, coeducational, Roman Catholic university located in Notre Dame, Indiana, immediately northeast of and actually connecting to South Bend, Indiana, United States. ...


College

As a true freshman that fall, he mostly saw action as a blocking tight end. In 2004, he started all 12 games at left tackle, helping the Badgers' ground game with Anthony Davis and Matt Bernstein in the backfield. True freshman is a term in NCAA sports, where a collegiate athlete plays for the team in the first year of college. ... The tight end (TE) is a position in American football on the offensive team. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Anthony Davis (born May 21, 1982) is a running back in the NFL. Davis was born in Plainfield, New Jersey and attended Wisconsin University where he played football for 4 years. ...


In 2005, Barry Alvarez's final season, he started all 13 games at left tackle and was named a first team All-American by Pro Football Weekly. He blocked for Brian Calhoun, who had a monster year, racking up 1,500 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards. Thomas considered declaring for the 2006 NFL Draft, where he was projected among the top 15 picks (and projected as the second offensive lineman behind Virginia prospect D'Brickashaw Ferguson). The Badgers were invited to the Capital One Bowl against Auburn, where they prevailed 24-10. Unfortunately, Thomas tore his ACL during the game. The Badgers finished 10-3 with a #15 ranking. Soon after the bowl game, Thomas announced that he would be returning to Wisconsin for his final year. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Barry Alvarez Barry Alvarez (born December 30, 1946, Langeloth, Pennsylvania) is a retired college football head coach and current Director of Athletics at the University of Wisconsin. ... All-American, a Broadway musical with book by Mel Brooks, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Lee Adams, opened in New York on March 19, 1962, and played 80 performances. ... Brian Calhoun (born May 8, 1984, in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American football running back for the Detroit Lions. ... The 2006 NFL Draft, the 71st in league history, took place in New York City at Radio City Music Hall on April 29 and April 30, 2006. ... The University of Virginia (also called U.Va. ... DBrickashaw Montgomery Ferguson, nicknamed Brick (born December 10, 1983 in Freeport, New York), is an American football offensive tackle for the New York Jets. ... The Capital One Bowl is an annual college football bowl game played in Orlando, Florida at the Citrus Bowl, and previously known as the Tangerine Bowl (1947-1982) and the Florida Citrus Bowl (1983-2001). ... Auburn University (AU or Auburn) is a state university located in Auburn, Alabama, in the United States. ... The anterior cruciate ligament (or ACL) is one of the four major ligaments of the knee. ...


His senior season in 2006 began with high expectations. He was named a preseason All-American, and was on the watch lists for several postseason awards, including the Outland Trophy and the Lombardi Trophy. As the offensive captain, he started all 13 games and blocked for P.J. Hill Jr., who racked up over 1,500 yards on the ground. 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Rotary Lombardi Award is awarded annual to the best college football lineman or linebacker. ... P.J. Hill Jr. ...


Following the regular season, Thomas won the Outland Trophy as the nation's top offensive lineman. He was awarded placement on the Associated Press All-American first team at tackle, along with Michigan's Jake Long. Thomas and the Badgers were again invited to the Capital One Bowl, this time against Arkansas. The Badgers prevailed 17-14 and finished the season 12-1. The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor is a public coeducational university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. ... Jake Edward Long (born May 9, 1985) is an offensive tackle for the Michigan Wolverines. ... The University of Arkansas known also as the U of A or UA, is a public co-educational land-grant university. ...


Thomas is considered by many to be the best OL prospect and a top-five lock for the 2007 NFL Draft. The 2007 NFL Draft will take place in New York City on April 28 and April 29, 2007. ...


Player Profile

Thomas stands at 6'7" and weighs 286 lbs.


External links

  • Joe Thomas Wisconsin Badger Bio

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Joe Thomas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (213 words)
Joe Thomas, (born on December 4, 1984 in Brookfield, Wisconsin), is an offensive tackle for the Wisconsin Badgers.
Thomas was a standout performer at Brookfield Central High School.
Thomas stands at 6'8" and weighs 313 lbs.
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