The World-Herald is counting down the top 50 Nebraska players you need to know heading into the 2019 season.
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6-3, 290 • Sophomore • defensive lineman
Thomas can get lost in the shuffle on NU’s defensive line. He played as an undersized nose tackle his freshman year, was hurt his sophomore year and is behind the Daniels brothers and Davis brothers on the depth chart. But Thomas is now 290 pounds and healthy. He appeared in four games last season before missing the final eight with a hand injury. But he’s back and is part of a stacked defensive line. Despite his spot on the depth chart, with how often Nebraska will rotate defensive linemen, Thomas will see the field as long as he’s healthy. And he may finally be able to contribute to a pass rush with his size and speed off the ball.