Ja'karri Thomas 40
Ja'karri  Thomas
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Tallahassee, Fla.

High School:
Godby

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 225

Position:
ILB

Experience:
3L

 

09/24/2016

Vanderbilt-Western Kentucky Postgame Notes

Vanderbilt 31, Western Kentucky 30

08/20/2016

'Dores stage second scrimmage; focus moves to Sept. 1 opener

55-play stadium scrimmage concludes preseason camp

08/13/2016

Commodores turn in 'solid' first scrimmage

Dore Jam tomorrow 2-4 p.m.

08/10/2016

Full pads work caps 'Dores first two-a-day session of preseason

Commodores get in two full practices on Wednesday

08/08/2016

'Dores improve in Monday work

Mason puts squad through brisk 90-minute practice Monday

09/24/2016

Western Kentucky (Howell)

Vanderbilt at Western Kentucky (Sept. 24, 2016)

09/17/2016

Russell's game photos

Photos from the Vanderbilt-Georgia Tech game Sept. 17, 2016 at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta, Ga.

08/08/2016

Football Preseason Practice (8/8/16)

Commodores fifth practice of the fall camp.

08/04/2016

Football Preseason Practice No. 1

Vanderbilt opens preseason practice.

09/19/2015

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

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

2015 
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.

2014
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.

2013
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.

2012
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.

Personal
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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