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#13 Dwayne Thomas
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 186 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: New Orleans, La.
High School: O.P. Walker HS
Major: Sports Administration
Born: 08/22/1993
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Dwayne Thomas Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 07/11/2016

Veteran defensive back who has split time as a starter at both corner and nickelback entering his fifth-year senior season in 2016 … For career, has played in 29 games with nine starts and has accumulated 68 tackles, 9.5 tackles for losses, 12 pass breakups, 4.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one interception … Can play either safety position, cornerback and also lines up in LSU's nickel and dime packages.

JUNIOR SEASON (2015)
Starter in nine games with five starts at cornerback and four at nickelback … Racked up 34 tackles, six pass breakups and 3.0 tackles for losses … His six total PBUs tied for second on the team … Earned a career-high 10 tackles long with one PBU in his first career start at Mississippi State … Broke up a pass and finished with five solo tackles against Western Kentucky.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014)
Played in first five games of season before suffering season-ending knee injury against New Mexico State … Was having his best year of career with 24 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks before injury … Opened season with five tackles, a pass breakup and a half-tackle for loss in comeback win over 14th-ranked Wisconsin … Followed that a week later with career-high seven tackles, a tackle for a 3-yard loss, a half-sack and an interception in win over Sam Houston State … Forced a fumble, had a sack for a 7-yard loss and added six tackles against Mississippi State …Ranked second on team with 22 tackles four games into the season.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2013)
Saw action in 11 of 13 games primarily in LSU's nickel and dime packages only missing the Mississippi State and Florida games … Totaled 10 tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles … Collected his first career tackle versus TCU during season opener and earned his first tackle for loss against Kent State … Notched three pass breakups against Auburn … Racked up 2.0 sacks for a loss of 11 yards, forced one fumble and earned one PBU versus Furman ... Secured game-clinching sack and forced fumble during the final minute of the Arkansas game.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2012)
Played in three of LSU's first four games as a freshman in 2012 before suffering season-ending injury … Did not record any statistics … Granted a medical redshirt following the season.

HIGH SCHOOL
Became the sixth football player from O. Perry Walker High School to sign with LSU in the last 20 years … Finished his senior season with 67 tackles, 14 pass breakups and three interceptions … Named an All-State, All-Metro, and All-District 10-4A player as a junior … Played in the 2011 Offense/Defense All-American Bowl … Named to the 2011 Louisiana All-State football team … Rated a four-star athlete by both Rivals.com and Scout.com and a three-star be ESPN.com … Ranked as the No. 14 cornerback by Rivals.com and 247sports.com, 23rd by Scout.com, and 26th by ESPN.com … Ranked as the fifth overall recruit in Louisiana by Rivals.com, 10th by 247sports.com, and 18th by ESPN.com … One of the Times-Picayune's Top Blue Chip prospects … A SuperPrep All-American and member of the 2011 Press-Register Super Southeast 120 … Named to the Scout.com Southeast 150 and ESPNU.com Top Louisiana Recruits … Coached by Emanuel Powell.

PERSONAL
Father is Dwayne Biggs … Mother and stepfather are Barbara and Thomas Spears … Born Aug. 22, 1993 … Majoring in sport administration.

CAREER HIGHS
Total tackles: 10 at Mississippi State, 2015
PBUs: 3 vs. Auburn, 2013
Sacks: 2.0 vs. Furman, 2013
Interceptions: 1 vs. Sam Houston State, 2014

THOMAS' CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year
G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks
PBU
QBH
INT
FF
FR
2012
3-0
0
0
0
0-0
0-0
0
0
0-0
0
0-0
2013 11-0 6 4 10 4.0-24 3.0-23 5 1 0-0 2 0-0
2014 5-0 8 16 24 2.5-11 1.5-10 1 2 1-0 0 1-0
2015 10-9 24 10 34 3.0-7 0-0 6 0 0-0 0 0-0
Totals
29-9
38
30
68
9.5-42
4.5-33
12
3
1-0
2
1-0