RELEASE FROM GEORGIA SOUTHERN:
Thomas Transfers to Georgia Southern
from NJCAA Champion East Mississippi
Lions' leading rusher
joins Eagle Football program
STATESBORO, Ga. – Ken Thomas, the leading rusher from East Mississippi
Community College's 2013 NJCAA title team, signed with Georgia Southern and
enrolled in classes this week. The 5-10, 210-lb. running back from West Point,
Miss., spent two years with Coach Buddy Stephens and the Lions, helping lead
East Mississippi to a 12-0 record last year en route to the championship.
As a sophomore, Thomas ran for 1,334 yards, averaging 9.0 yards per carry with
a team-best 18 touchdowns on the NJCAA's top-ranked offense. He led the
Lions eight times in rushing, capping 2013 with a career-best 248 yards in the
championship game vs. Georgia Military. In the last five games of the 2013
season, he averaged 169.8 yards per game on the ground and had five
multi-touchdown games, scoring four against East Central and three each in his
final two games.
Thomas also helped lead West Point
High School to back-to-back Division 5A state championships in 2009 and 2010.
Playing for Coach Chris Chambless, Thomas was named the Green Wave's MVP as a
junior and senior.
Thomas, who is planning on majoring in Business Management, is the son of
Angela and Allen Thomas, and has a twin sister Amberely.