Players

Donald Thomas
G #66
Height:
6-4
Weight:
303
Age:
28
College:
Connecticut
Hometown:
West Haven, CT
Experience:
7

Quick Stats (2013):

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2
GS
2
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 45 23
2013 IND 2 2
2012 NE 16 7
2011 NE 10 1
2010 DET 0 0
2009 MIA 16 12
2008 MIA 1 1
Recent Games
WKOppResult
1 OAK W 21-17
2 MIA L 20-24

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CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • Signed by the Colts as an unrestricted free agent on March 13, 2013.
  • Signed by the New England Patriots on November 23, 2011.
  • Released by the Patriots on November 21, 2011.
  • Signed by the Patriots as a free agent on September 14, 2011.
  • Released by the Detroit Lions on September 3, 2011.
  • Signed by the Lions as a free agent on November 23, 2010.
  • Released by the Miami Dolphins on September 4, 2010.
  • Selected by the Dolphins in the sixth round (195th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.

 

2012 (PATRIOTS):

  • Played in all 16 regular season games with seven starts, one at right guard and six at left guard. Also played on special teams and right guard in short-yardage situations.
  • Appeared as a reserve offensive lineman in both postseason games.
  • Made six starts at left guard at Miami (12/2), at the New York Jets (11/22), against Indianapolis (11/18), at St Louis (10/28) and at home against the Jets (10/21).
  • Started one game at right guard vs. Arizona (9/16).
  • Started at left guard on the line that paved the way for two 100-yard rushers and a win at Buffalo (9/30).

 

2011 (PATRIOTS):

  • Appeared in 10 games with one start at left guard. Was inactive for three games and active but did not play in one game.
  • Played mainly on special teams, also seeing time in short-yardage situations and at fullback.
  • Inactive for all three Patriots postseason games.
  • Released by the Patriots on November 21, but signed back to the team two days later.
  • Made his first start in a Patriots uniform at left guard vs. Miami (12/24).

 

2010 (LIONS):

  • Went to training camp with Miami but was released on September 4 prior to the start of the regular season.
  • Was signed by Detroit on November 23 and was inactive for the final six games of the season.

 

2009 (DOLPHINS):

  • Played in all 16 games with 12 starts at right guard.
  • Anchored an offensive line that led the way for 239 rushing yards against Indianapolis (9/21).
  • Helped the Dolphins rush for 250 yards against Buffalo (10/4).

 

2008 (DOLPHINS):

  • Earned the starting right guard position as a rookie out of training camp.
  • Started the season opener against the New York Jets (9/7) at right guard before leaving the game with a foot injury.
  • Was placed on Injured Reserve on September 9.
  • Started all four preseason games at right guard.

 

COLLEGE:

  • Was a four-year letterman at the University of Connecticut.
  • Started 13 games as a senior in 2007.
  • Named a first-team All-Big East Conference selection.
  • Played in 10 games with two starts as a junior in 2006.
  • Began his junior season playing on special teams and at tight end before moving to guard.
  • Originally joined the team as a walk-on, playing defensive tackle and end for the scout team in 2003.

 

PERSONAL:

  • Earned a total of eight varsity letters at West Haven (Conn.) High School, including four as a center in basketball and four more as a pitcher and first baseman in baseball.
  • Did not play football in high school.
  • Member of the National Honor Society.
  • Earned a degree in political science from UConn.
  • Donald Thomas found football while playing basketball. A former high school baseball and basketball player who had never played football at any level, Thomas arrived at the University of Connecticut. He was playing pick-up basketball with several members of the UConn football team who convinced him to join the team. After meeting with coaches, Thomas walked on to the team as a defensive lineman for the scout team in 2003. He redshirted a year before contributing on special teams. In 2007, he got his chance to play offensive guard.
  • Donald and his wife have one son, Deegan Charles Thomas.
  • Born Donald Grant Thomas in New Haven, Conn.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • Signed by the Colts as an unrestricted free agent on March 13, 2013.
  • Signed by the New England Patriots on November 23, 2011.
  • Released by the Patriots on November 21, 2011.
  • Signed by the Patriots as a free agent on September 14, 2011.
  • Released by the Detroit Lions on September 3, 2011.
  • Signed by the Lions as a free agent on November 23, 2010.
  • Released by the Miami Dolphins on September 4, 2010.
  • Selected by the Dolphins in the sixth round (195th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.

 

2012 (PATRIOTS):

  • Played in all 16 regular season games with seven starts, one at right guard and six at left guard. Also played on special teams and right guard in short-yardage situations.
  • Appeared as a reserve offensive lineman in both postseason games.
  • Made six starts at left guard at Miami (12/2), at the New York Jets (11/22), against Indianapolis (11/18), at St Louis (10/28) and at home against the Jets (10/21).
  • Started one game at right guard vs. Arizona (9/16).
  • Started at left guard on the line that paved the way for two 100-yard rushers and a win at Buffalo (9/30).

 

2011 (PATRIOTS):

  • Appeared in 10 games with one start at left guard. Was inactive for three games and active but did not play in one game.
  • Played mainly on special teams, also seeing time in short-yardage situations and at fullback.
  • Inactive for all three Patriots postseason games.
  • Released by the Patriots on November 21, but signed back to the team two days later.
  • Made his first start in a Patriots uniform at left guard vs. Miami (12/24).

 

2010 (LIONS):

  • Went to training camp with Miami but was released on September 4 prior to the start of the regular season.
  • Was signed by Detroit on November 23 and was inactive for the final six games of the season.

 

2009 (DOLPHINS):

  • Played in all 16 games with 12 starts at right guard.
  • Anchored an offensive line that led the way for 239 rushing yards against Indianapolis (9/21).
  • Helped the Dolphins rush for 250 yards against Buffalo (10/4).

 

2008 (DOLPHINS):

  • Earned the starting right guard position as a rookie out of training camp.
  • Started the season opener against the New York Jets (9/7) at right guard before leaving the game with a foot injury.
  • Was placed on Injured Reserve on September 9.
  • Started all four preseason games at right guard.

 

COLLEGE:

  • Was a four-year letterman at the University of Connecticut.
  • Started 13 games as a senior in 2007.
  • Named a first-team All-Big East Conference selection.
  • Played in 10 games with two starts as a junior in 2006.
  • Began his junior season playing on special teams and at tight end before moving to guard.
  • Originally joined the team as a walk-on, playing defensive tackle and end for the scout team in 2003.

 

PERSONAL:

  • Earned a total of eight varsity letters at West Haven (Conn.) High School, including four as a center in basketball and four more as a pitcher and first baseman in baseball.
  • Did not play football in high school.
  • Member of the National Honor Society.
  • Earned a degree in political science from UConn.
  • Donald Thomas found football while playing basketball. A former high school baseball and basketball player who had never played football at any level, Thomas arrived at the University of Connecticut. He was playing pick-up basketball with several members of the UConn football team who convinced him to join the team. After meeting with coaches, Thomas walked on to the team as a defensive lineman for the scout team in 2003. He redshirted a year before contributing on special teams. In 2007, he got his chance to play offensive guard.
  • Donald and his wife have one son, Deegan Charles Thomas.
  • Born Donald Grant Thomas in New Haven, Conn.