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Ja'karri  Thomas
RS Senior

Tallahassee, Fla.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 225





'Dores midway through Spring Ball after Friday scrimmage

Mason sees growth from offense and defense


Vanderbilt - Charleston Southern Postgame Notes

Vanderbilt 21, CSU 20


Defense controls first Commodore scrimmage in stadium

Unit limits offense to lone score, forces two turnovers


Defense shines in scrimmage

Commodores excel in two-hour, 95-play session Saturday


Rodgers, Stacy recipients of big awards at Commodore celebration

Senior class praised for contributions to program at team banquet


Vanderbilt vs. Austin Peay; Russell (9/19/15)

Vanderbilt vs. Austin Peay. Photos by John Russell (9/19/15)


Vanderbilt at Tennessee 11/23/13 (Howell)



Vanderbilt vs. Missouri (Howell)

Photos of Vanderbilt's game against Missouri on Oct. 5, 2013 at Vanderbilt Stadium.

Thomas saw action as a linebacker and special teams contributor... Played in 10 games as a top reserve inside linebacker, missing Middle Tennessee and South Carolina encounters due to injury... Finished the season with 14 total tackles, including seven solo stops... Contributed three solo tackles in finale at Tennessee... Had season-high five tackles in win over Austin Peay.

Thomas played in 11 of 12 games as inside linebacker in team's 3-4 scheme... Missed an early-season encounter vs. Ole Miss... Only career start came in win over Charleston Southern... Ended the season with 22 total stops, including six solo stops, and a defensed pass... Had nine tackles, a career high, vs. Charleston Southern... Also posted five stops vs. Old Dominion, four vs. Florida and three at Mississippi State.

Played in all 13 games, seeing action at linebacker and on special teams coverage units... Finished with 24 tackles, including nine solo stops and 2.5 tackles for loss... Posted four total tackles against UMass, UAB and Florida... Also registered a forced fumble vs. Missouri.

Thomas contributed on the practice squad, while redshirting during his freshman season.

High School
Senior co-captain... Four-year defensive starter for 5A school, seeing action along the defensive front and linebacker positions... As senior OLB/DE, posted 57 tackles, five QB sacks and an interception for 9-3 squad that advanced for second straight year to second round of 5A state playoffs... Earned First Team 5A All-State and All-Area as senior... Had 73 tackles, 6.5 sacks and pair of forced fumbles as junior... Started at DE as true freshman when Godby advanced to state finals... Earned three letters as sprinter in track & field and two letters on weightlifting team... Earned Leon County School District's Dale Doss Courage Award as senior.

Ja'karri Mar'quise Thomas... Majoring in Sociology... Son of Morris Knight and the late Catina Ponder... Born Aug. 15, 1993... Has four younger siblings: two brothers, E'yelle, and E'manuel; and two sisters, O'sha and I'mani.

Career Highs
Total Tackles: 9, vs. Charleston Southern, 10/11/2014
Solo Tackles: 2, (4x) Last vs. Old Dominion, 11/1/2014

Ja'karri Thomas action shot 10-02-15

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