Sunday, August 28, 2011

Julius Thomas Playing Tight End for the Denver Broncos

Proving that the Big Sky does have elite athletes is Julius Thomas.

He began his career playing basketball for Portland State, and now is a promising looking TE for the Broncos.

Thomas was a power forward in college who was a bully in the blocks, swatting 62 shots and pulling down 520 rebounds. He set school records in games played (121) and career wins (78).

Once he exhausted his basketball eligibility, and with one scholarship season left, he contacted Vikings football coach Nigel Burton about stepping onto the football field for the first time.

Thomas was a quick study, catching 29 passes for 453 yards and earning All-Big Sky Conference first-team honors. His stock soared at the East-West Shrine Game, where he captured the attention of scouts with his athleticism and grabbed a 5-yard TD pass.
We wish him the best of luck representing The Big Sky.

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