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University of Miami Athletics

Chad Thomas


Defensive End




265 lbs.




Miami, Fla.

High School

Booker T. Washington

Chad Thomas - Football - University of Miami Athletics

2017 (Senior): Started all 13 games on defensive line and was among Miami’s top defensive contributors…Totaled 41 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks…12.5 tackles for loss were tied for team high…Started season opener against Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 2) and finished with two tackles (one solo) and 1.5 TFLs (two yards)…Started in win over Toledo (Sept. 23) and posted three tackles (one solo), including first sack of season (one yard)…Started and finished with two tackles, including second sack of year (one yard), in win at Duke (Sept. 29)…Posted three solo tackles and 1.0 tackle for loss (four yards) in start at Florida State (Oct. 7)…Started and finished with four tackles (one solo), 1.5 TFLs (seven yards) and one solo sack (six yards) in win over Georgia Tech (Oct. 14)…Started and had one solo tackle in win over Syracuse (Oct. 21)…Lone tackle in start at North Carolina (Oct. 28) was 3-yard tackle for loss…Had four tackles (two solo) and 0.5 TFLs in win over Notre Dame (Nov. 11)…Finished with four tackles, 0.5 sacks and 1.0 TFLs in Senior Day win over Virginia (Nov. 18)…Had season-high six tackles in start at Pittsburgh (Nov. 24)…Started ACC Championship Game against Clemson (Dec. 2) and delivered standout performance, finishing with seven total tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss (seven yards) and one four-yard sack…Started and finished with four tackles (two solo), 2.0 tackles for loss (eight yards) and one seven-yard sack in Capital One Orange Bowl against Wisconsin (Dec. 30).

2016 (Junior): Started 12 games on defensive line, serving as one of Miami’s top defensive playmakers…Ranked third among defensive linemen with 37 tackles (22 solo) and second among all defensive players with 11.0 tackles for loss totaling 48 yards…Recorded 4.5 sacks (28 yards) and had three pass breakups…4.5 sacks were second-most on team…Had one forced fumble and one fumble recovery…Made first start of season against Florida A&M (Sept. 3) and totaled three tackles (two solo)…Recorded eight-yard TFL against Rattlers and one PBU…Registered three solo tackles and first sack of season in start against FAU (Sept. 10)…Added one PBU against Owls…Led team with career-high nine tackles in start vs. Appalachian State (Sept. 17)…Totaled 3.5 TFLs (14 yards) and 1.5 sacks (12 yards) in road win against Mountaineers…Started and had one tackle in road win at Georgia Tech (Oct. 1)…Dominant performance in start against Florida State (Oct. 8) included four solo tackles, 2.0 TFLs (14 yards) and one sack (11 yards)…Started and had two tackles and 1.0 TFL against North Carolina (Oct. 15)…Missed game at Virginia Tech (Oct. 20) due to injury…Returned to action and recorded two solo tackles in start at Notre Dame (Oct. 29)…Had first fumble recovery of career in start against Pittsburgh (Nov. 5)…Delivered impressive performance in win at Virginia (Nov. 12), recording six tackles (two solo), 2.0 TFLs (eight yards) and one sack (four yards)…Started and had three tackles and 0.5 TFLs in win at NC State (Nov. 19)…Started in regular season finale win over Duke (Nov. 26)…Started and had four tackles (three solo), 0.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in Russell Athletic Bowl victory over West Virginia (Dec. 28).

2015 (Sophomore): Started eight of 13 games and totaled 18 tackles…Credited with team-high four quarterback hurries…Added four PBUs, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery…Saw action in season opener vs. Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 5) and recorded one assisted tackle…Tied career high with three tackles against FAU (Sept. 11)…Registered first forced fumble of career vs. Owls…Saw action vs. Nebraska (Sept. 19), did not record any stats…Made first start of career at Cincinnati (Oct. 1), totaling three tackles (two solo) and first PBU of career…Had one solo tackle in second straight start at Florida State (Oct. 10)…Had two tackles and first sack of career (eight yards) in start vs. Virginia Tech (Oct. 17)…Had three tackles in start vs. Clemson (Oct. 24)…Added two tackles in start at Duke (Oct. 31)…Credited with quarterback hurry against Virginia (Nov. 7)…Had one tackle and 0.5 TFLs at North Carolina (Nov. 14)…Started against Georgia Tech (Nov. 21), did not record any stats…Recovered fumble that ended game at Pittsburgh (Nov. 27)…Made final start of season against Washington State at Hyundai Sun Bowl (Dec. 26), totaling one tackle and one PBU.

2014 (True Freshman): Made career debut in season opener at Louisville, recording one solo tackle…Saw action against FAMU, registering one tackle…Missed game against Nebraska due to injury…Returned for action against Duke…Saw action against Georgia Tech, did not record any stats…Had career high three tackles against Cincinnati…Saw action against Virginia Tech…Did not record any stats in action against North Carolina…Saw action against Florida State…Added one tackle against Virginia…Did not record any stats in action against Pittsburgh…Had career-first TFL in Duck Commander Independence Bowl against South Carolina.

High School: Enrolled in May 2014 … Played in Under Armour All-America Game … Invited to “The Opening”, all-star summer prospect camp held on Nike Campus … First-team All-Dade and first-team All-State as junior and senior … Led Booker T. Washington to Class 4A state title as junior in 2012 and class 4A state champs as senior in 2013… Recorded 57 tackles and six sacks in 2012 … Named 2013 second-team All-USA by USA TODAY … Tallied 71 tackles and eight sacks as senior … Coached by Tim “Ice” Harris at Booker T. Washington … Chose Miami over Alabama, Florida State, Arkansas and Duke.

2016 12-12 22 15 37 11.0 48 4.5 28 1 1 3 0 0
2015 13-8 7 11 18 1.5 8 1.0 8 1 0 4 0 0
2014 12-0 3 4 7 1.0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CAREER 37-20 32 30 62 13.5 59 5.5 36 2 1 7 0 0