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    Marshall Thomas
    Marshall Thomas

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Miami, Fla.

    High School:
    Belen Jesuit Prep

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 295

    Position:
    DT



    Career: Played in 47 career games with six starts ... Had a solid senior season, that was highlighted by a defensive touchdown (fumble recovery in end zone) at Iowa.

    2009: Played in all 13 games, starting six ... 26 tackles (4.0 TFL's) this season ... One stop in Senior Day win vs. Wisconsin ... Five tackles, including one TFL, at Illinois ... Scored NU's first touchdown at Iowa when he recovered a fumble by QB Ricky Stanzi in the end zone ... Finished with three tackles, including an assist on a sack, vs. the Hawkeyes and was named team's defensive big playmaker ... Against Indiana, recorded two solo tackles ... One tackle and one QB hurry vs. Miami ... Notched two tackles (0.5 TFL's) at Purdue ... Two stops vs. Minnesota ... Two tackles at Syracuse ... Against Eastern Michigan, recorded one sack and three tackles ... Also totaled 3 tackles, with one TFL, vs. Towson.

    2008: Played in all 13 games ... Posted a season-best four tackles in Alamo Bowl vs. Missouri ... Credited with one tackle at Duke ... Collected two tackles and a quarterback hurry vs. Syracuse ... One tackle vs. Michigan State ... Recorded two tackles vs. Purdue ... One stop at Michigan ... Notched 1.0 TFL's vs. Illinois.

    2007: Played in all 12 games as a backup defensive tackle ... Recorded tackles in nine games, including a pair in season finale vs. Illinois ... Despite playing as a reserve, led NU in fumble recoveries with two -- one each against Nevada and Iowa.

    2006: One of four true freshmen to play in season opener ... Registered a solo tackle vs. Miami (Ohio) ... One tackle vs. Penn State ... Played in nine games.

    High School: A second-team all-state defensive tackle, as voted on by the Florida Sports Writer Association ... Miami Herald Class 3A first-team all-county selection in 2005 and a second-team choice in 2004 ... Selected to compete in the Nike Dade vs. Broward and Dade North vs. South All-Star games ... Helped the Wolverines capture the district championship and finish 10-2 in 2005 ... Lettered three years, playing both offensive and defensive line for Belen Jesuit ... Coached by Richard Stuart.

    Personal: Born Marshall Malachi Thomas ... Son of Valeria Bland Thomas and Marshall Thomas ... Played against Keegan Kennedy (former NU player, 2005-08) in 2004 ... Learning and organizational change major.

    Thomas' Career Stats

    SCORING                G    TD  Rush  Pass  Retn  PAT  2PAT  FG  Total  Avg/G
    2006................   9     0     0     0     0    0     0   0      0   0.0
    2007................  12     0     0     0     0    0     0   0      0   0.0
    2008................  13     0     0     0     0    0     0   0      0   0.0
    2009................  13     1     0     0     1    0     0   0      6   0.5
    TOTAL...............  47     1     0     0     1    0     0   0      6   0.2
    

    TACKLES G UA A Total TFL-Yds PD FF FR Blkd 2006................ 9 2 1 3 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 2007................ 12 4 6 10 2.0-3 0 0 2 0 2008................ 13 4 8 12 1.0-2 0 0 0 0 2009................ 13 16 10 26 4.0-13 0 0 2 0 TOTAL............... 47 26 25 51 7.0-18 0 0 4 0

    SACKS G UA A Total Yds 2006................ 9 0 0 0.0 0 2007................ 13 0 0 0.0 0 2008................ 13 0 0 0.0 0 2009................ 13 1 1 1.5 10 TOTAL............... 47 1 1 1.5 10