Football

Solomon Thomas

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
West Chester, Ohio

High School:
Lakota West

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 245

Position:
DE

Solomon Thomas

Buckeye Bits: talented athlete who should increase his contribution along the Buckeye defensive front this season ... possesses strength, speed and agility ... will miss the first five games of the season with an NCAA suspension

2010 (Junior): shared time with Nathan Williams at defensive end ... 14 tackles for the season ... tackle and pass breakup against Ohio ... pair of tackles vs. Eastern Michigan ... forced an Indiana fumble ... 3 tackles at Minnesota ... Sugar Bowl interception at the OSU 17 with just 58 seconds remaining thwarted a potential Arkansas go-ahead drive ... third-year letterman

2009 (Sophomore): reserve defensive lineman for the Rose Bowl champions ... pair of tackles at Purdue ... three tackles in win over New Mexico State ... special teams player of week: Purdue ... second-year letterwinner

2008 (Freshman): redshirt freshman who provided depth along the defensive front for the Buckeyes ... recorded three tackles overall ... scout team workhorse: Michigan State ... first-year letterman

2007 (Redshirt): did not see varsity action for the Big Ten champions ... scout team workhorse: Penn State

High School: had 58 tackles, including 30 solos, as a senior ... 13 of his tackles were behind the line of scrimmage to go along with seven sacks, nine pass break-ups and one forced fumble ... the first Lakota West player to be elected captain as a junior and senior ... all-Southwest Ohio as a senior ... first-team all-conference and second-team all-district as a junior

Personal: son of Lewis Thomas ... two siblings, Lewis and Jasmine ... a sociology major at Ohio State

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