Miller accounts for three TDs in the win
Players on the receiving (and blocking) end of things met with the media after practice
The scholars were all part of Ohio State's unbeaten, 12-0 2012 season
Outstanding student-athletes will be honored at 46th annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner
Earliest start, perhaps, in school history comes after a 103-day break in practices
The Buckeyes travel to Piscataway, NJ for the first time to take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on October 24, 2015.
Ohio State takes on Maryland in their Big Ten home opener on Homecoming weekend.
Photos from No. 1 Ohio State's game with the Northern Illinois Huskies on September 19th, 2015.
Photos from the Buckeyes' 42-35 win over Alabama.
Ohio State hosted Kent State on Saturday, September 13, 2014 in Ohio Stadium.
Ohio State Overview: Ohio State's No. 1 receiver the past two seasons with 54 catches for 799 yards and nine scores in 2014 and 56 for 781 and nine in 2015. Thomas played in 39 games and started 27 times. He caught a pass in the final 29 games he played and ranks 13th at Ohio State with 113 career receptions, 18th with 1,602 receiving yards and T8th with 18 touchdown receptions. Was outstanding in the post-season with 21 receptions - 13 of which went for a first down - for 232 yards and two touchdowns in four post games; all of them Ohio State wins. Thomas graduated in December with his degree in sport industry.
2015 Season (Junior): Third team All-Big Ten selection ... started all 13 games at WR ... led the team with 56 catches for 781 yards and 9 TDs on the season, which was tied for the second-most in the Big Ten ... caught at least one pass in 29 consecutive games to close out his career ... had at least four catches in 10 of 13 games ... ended his career with a career-high tying seven catches for 72 yards, including a 15-yard catch-and-run for a touchdown in the first quarter ... had two catches for 50 yards, including a 38-yarder, in the win at Michigan ... had six catches for 76 yards and a 24-yard TD in the win at Illinois ... had four catches for 39 yards and a TD in the win over Minnesota ... recorded the first 100-yard game of his career vs. Maryland with seven catches for 107 yards ... caught 5 passes for 103 yards in the win at Rutgers, including a 50-yard catch-and-run touchdown ... caught 4 passes for 54 yards, including a 23-yard TD, in the win at Indiana ... caught six passes for 80 yards, including a 38-yard TD, in the win over WMU, putting him over the 1,000-yard receiving mark for his career ... caught two passes for 46 yards, including a 26-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter, in the win at Virginia Tech ... had five catches for 52 yards vs. Hawai'i ... 3 catches for 60 yards, including a 23-yard TD vs. NIU.
2014 Season (Sophomore): Thomas was the leading receiver for the College Football Playoff national champions with 54 catches after red-shirting in 2013 ... was second on the squad with 799 receiving yards and with nine receiving touchdowns ... played in all 15 games with 14 starts, including a current streak of 11 consecutive starts ... made huge plays in huge games ... secured inside leverage on his defender, caught a short pass and raced 79 yards for a game-tying score at Michigan State ... hauled in a 30-yard touchdown pass to extend a three-point lead on the road at Minnesota ... leaped high in the end zone to snare a reception and then twisted and landed his left foot parallel with the out-of-bounds line for a crucial touchdown with 12 seconds to play in the first half in the Sugar Bowl win vs. No. 1 Alabama ... in addition to three receptions over 50 yards, which ranked 14th nationally and third in the Big Ten (trailing only the four recorded by teammate Devin Smith and Michigan State's Tony Lippett), Thomas also had 29 receptions of 10-plus yards ... had career-high 98 receiving yards vs. Virginia Tech and 91 vs. Michigan State ... had a career-high seven receptions vs. Alabama ... was a standout in the post-season with 14 receptions - nine of which went for an Ohio State first down and there was a 10th first down via a pass interference call - for 160 yards and one touchdown.
2012 Season (Freshman): Thomas played in 11 games as a true freshman for the undefeated Buckeyes, totaling 196 offensive plays ... had three receptions for 22 yards.
More on Michael: Thomas produced a highlight reel of a 2010 senior season at Woodland Hills Taft H.S., located in the San Fernando Valley ... attended Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy in the Fall of 2011 (and roomed with Cardale Jones) ... is the nephew to former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson.
THOMAS' CAREER BESTS
|Most Rec.||7 (3x) last vs. Notre Dame (1/1/16)|
|Most Yds. Rec.||107 vs. Maryland (10/10/15)|
|Longest Rec.||79/TD at Michigan State (11/8/14)|
|Most Rec. TDs||2 vs. Kent State (9/13/14)|
MICHAEL THOMAS' RECEIVING STATS