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Mike Thomas plays linebacker for the Akron Zips football team. Mike started playing football at Bishop Hartley High School. He was a three-time MVP and honored as second-team All-Ohio player and an All-Central League player. Mike Thomas was a part of the Ohio Super 25 and as a senior ran 1,350 yards on 188 carries and posted 17 touchdowns on the scoreboard. Mike then went to Fork Union Academy where he was honored with the Sullivan Award, which is given to a player with outstanding character and athleticism. Mike played tailback for Fork Union where he ran 1,127 yards on 191 carries and scored 9 touchdowns. He then went to the University of Massachusetts where he spent one season as a redshirt freshman.
In August of 2007 Mike Thomas transferred to the University of Akron where he sat out the 2007 season due to NCAA transfer rules. Despite not seeing any game time he was named Akron’s Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year. In the 2008 season, Mike Thomas pulled on an Akron Zips jersey for the first time and from his performance fans are hoping he never takes it off. Mike played in 12 games Mike Thomas pulled down 81 tackles including 2 sacks and 8 tackles for loss. In 2009, Mike Thomas played in all 12 games and recorded 39 unassisted and 32 assisted tackles.
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