Jordan Thomas
Thomas with the Houston Texans in 2018
Detroit Lions
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1996-08-02) August 2, 1996 (age 25)
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:277 lb (126 kg)
Career information
High school:Sumrall (MS)
College:Mississippi State
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 6 / Pick: 211
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2020
Receptions:22
Receiving yards:226
Receiving touchdowns:5
Player stats at NFL.com

Jordan Malik Thomas[1] (born August 2, 1996) is an American football tight end for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Mississippi State and was drafted by the Houston Texans in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.[2]

College career

Thomas attended and played college football at Mississippi State under head coach Dan Mullen.[3][4]

Collegiate statistics

Year School Conf Class Pos G Rec Yds Avg TD
2016 Mississippi State SEC JR TE 6 9 48 5.3 1
2017 Mississippi State SEC SR TE 12 22 263 12.0 3
Career Mississippi State 31 311 10.0 4

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 5+12 in
(1.97 m)
265 lb
(120 kg)
34+18 in
(0.87 m)
11+58 in
(0.30 m)
4.74 s 1.65 s 2.79 s 4.75 s 7.50 s 27.0 in
(0.69 m)
9 ft 3 in
(2.82 m)
16 reps
All values from NFL Draft[5][6]

Houston Texans

Thomas was drafted by the Houston Texans in the sixth round, 211th overall, of the 2018 NFL Draft.[7] In the Texans' season opener against the New England Patriots, he made his NFL debut. In the 27–20 loss, he had a single reception for 27 yards.[8]

On October 25, 2018, in a Thursday Night Football game against the Miami Dolphins, Thomas had four catches for 29 yards, and his first two career touchdowns in a 42–23 win.[9] He played in 16 games with 10 starts, recording 20 receptions for 215 yards and four touchdowns.

On September 2, 2019, Thomas was placed on injured reserve.[10] He was designated for return from injured reserve on November 11, 2019, and began practicing with the team again.[11] He was activated on November 21.[12]

On September 5, 2020, Thomas was waived by the Texans.[13]

Arizona Cardinals

On September 8, 2020, Thomas was signed to the Arizona Cardinals practice squad.[14] He was elevated to the active roster on September 19 for the team's week 2 game against the Washington Football Team, and reverted to the practice squad after the game.[15] He was promoted to the active roster on September 22.[16] He was waived on November 7, 2020.[17]

New England Patriots

On November 10, 2020, Thomas was claimed off waivers by the New England Patriots.[18] He was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the team on December 26, 2020,[19] and activated and subsequently waived from the team on December 30.[20]

Indianapolis Colts

On January 5, 2021, Thomas signed a reserve/future contract with the Indianapolis Colts.[21] He was waived/injured on August 31, 2021 and placed on injured reserve.[22] He was released on September 6.

Detroit Lions

On January 18, 2022, Thomas signed a reserve/future contract with the Detroit Lions.[23]

Statistics

Regular season statistics
Year Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2018 HOU 16 10 20 215 10.8 39 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 HOU 5 2 1 8 8.0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020 ARI 4 0 1 1 3 3.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NE 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 27 12 22 223 10.3 39 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

References

  1. ^ "Jordan Thomas Pro-Football-Reference Profile". Pro-Football Reference.
  2. ^ Coleman, Joel. "Thomas takes nickname, memories away from time at MSU". Starkville Daily News. Archived from the original on July 25, 2018. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  3. ^ "Jordan Thomas College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  4. ^ Lowery, Logan. "Bulldogs moving in a positive direction". Daily Journal. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  5. ^ "NFL Draft Prospect Profile - Jordan Thomas". nfl.com. March 1, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  6. ^ "Mississippi State TE Jordan Thomas : 2018 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  7. ^ "Texans Select Jordan Thomas With 211th Pick". BattleRedBlog.com. April 28, 2018. Retrieved June 10, 2018.
  8. ^ "Texans' Jordan Thomas: Third in receiving yards Week 1". CBSSports.com. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  9. ^ Wilson, Aaron (October 30, 2018). "Texans rookie tight end Jordan Thomas catching on to NFL game". HoustonChronicle.com. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  10. ^ Wilson, Aaron (September 2, 2019). "Texans place tight ends Jordan Thomas, Kahale Warring on IR". HoustonChronicle.com.
  11. ^ Duncan, Avery (November 12, 2019). "Texans designate TE Jordan Thomas to return from IR". USAToday.com. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  12. ^ "Texans activate TE Jordan Thomas off Reserve/Injured list". HoustonTexans.com. November 21, 2019.
  13. ^ "Transactions: Roster Moves (9-5-2020)". HoustonTexans.com. September 5, 2020.
  14. ^ Urban, Darren (September 8, 2020). "Cardinals Sign Free Agent Defensive Lineman Angelo Blackson". azcardinals.com.
  15. ^ Urban, Darren (September 19, 2020). "Cardinals Promote Jordan Thomas From Practice Squad". AZCardinals.com. Retrieved October 5, 2020.
  16. ^ Root, Jess (September 22, 2020). "Cardinals sign TE Jordan Thomas to active roster, add OL to practice squad". USAToday.com. Retrieved October 5, 2020.
  17. ^ Urban, Darren (November 7, 2020). "Cardinals Activate Maxx Williams, Bring Up D.J. Foster". AZCardinals.com. Retrieved December 9, 2020.
  18. ^ "Patriots Make A Series of Roster Transactions". Patriots.com. November 10, 2020.
  19. ^ "Patriots' Jordan Thomas: Goes to COVID-19 list". CBSSports.com. December 26, 2020. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  20. ^ "Jordan Thomas: Waived by Pats". CBSSports.com. December 30, 2020. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  21. ^ "Colts Sign S Nick Nelson & TE Jordan Thomas To Reserve/Future Contracts". Colts.com. January 5, 2021.
  22. ^ "Colts Announce Final 2021 Roster Cuts". Colts.com. August 31, 2021.
  23. ^ "Detroit Lions sign TE Jordan Thomas to a reserve/futures contract". Pride of Detroit. SB Nation. January 18, 2022.