24 Lester Thomas
Lester  Thomas


Tallahassee, Fla.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 180



Criminal Justice


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Senior (2016)

  • Saw action in the season opening victory over SIU
  • Saw action in the UM game
  • Recorded six solo tackles at Kansas State
  • Saw action versus Ball State
  • Part of the sepcial teams unit at FIU and Charlotte
  • Saw action at Marshall and WKU
  • Saw action in the Rice and UTEP victory
  • Worked with speical teams versus ODU

Junior (2015) 

  • Recorded a tackle before being sidelined with an injury at Tulsa
  • Return and played a considerable amount of time versus Rice, a game that he was second on the squad with nine tackles and two pass breakups
  • Tallied three tackles (2-1=3) versus Marshall and recorded a pass breakup
  • Had four tackles (2-2=4) at UTEP
  • Saw action on both defense and special teams in FAU's Shula Bowl victory over FIU
  • Worked with the special teams unit at WKU and at UF
  • Recorded a solo tackle in the ODU victory

Sophomore (2014) 

  • Saw his first game action versus Tulsa
  • Contributed on special teams versus WKU and Marshall and grabbed his first tackle, a solo, versus UAB
  • Saw special team action in the Middle Tennessee game
  • Earned a special teams tackle in the ODU contest
  • Ended his sophomore season with two tackles and seven games played

True Freshman (2013) 

  • Appeared in 11 games as a true freshman
  • Ended the season with 20 tackles
  • Had four multiple tackle games at ECU, at Southern Miss, Middle Tennessee and Marshall
  • Had a season high five tackles in the game against Marshall

High School

  • Played for Ronnie Cottrell at Godby High School, which captured the Class 5A State Championship and finished the season 14-1
  • Earned first team all-conference, 5A all-state and was named to the Big Bend Tallahassee Democrat team
  • Tallied 74 tackles, including 52 solo and a sack
  • Had eight interceptions and a fumble recovery
  • Named Godby's defensive MVP and to the 5A FHSAA Elite Team as well as second team All-American by MaxPreps.com
  • As a junior he recorded 86 tackles and seven interceptions


  • Criminal Justice
  • Son of Lester and Maria Thomas
  • Born Oct. 4, 1994 in Tallahassee
  • His cousin Aries Monroe plays for the Carolina Panthers

Career Statistics


Game-by-Game Tackles
East Carolina (3-0=3); USF (1-0=1); Middle Tennessee (2-0=2); Rice (1-0=1); UAB (0-1=1); Marshall 2-3=5); Auburn (0-1=1); Tulane (0-1=1); Southern Miss (3-0=3); New Mexico State (1-1=2)
UAB (1-0=1); Old Dominion (1-0=1)
2015: Tulsa (0-0=0); Rice (4-5=9); Marshall (2-1=3); UTEP (2-2=4); ODU (1-0=1)
2016: K-State (6-0=6)

Career Game Highs
Tackles: 6 Kansas State (9/17/16)
Tackles for a Loss: N/A
Sacks: N/A
Interceptions: N/A
Passes Defended: 2 Rice (10/10/15)

2014 Season Game Highs
Tackles: 1 UAB (11/1/14) and ODU (11/29/14)
Tackles for a Loss:
Passes Defended:

2015 Season Game Highs
Tackles: 3 Mashall (2-1=3)
Tackles for a Loss:
Passes Defended: 1 Marshall (10/17/15)

2016 Season Game Highs
Tackles: 6 Kansas State (9/17/16)
Tackles for a Loss:
Passes Defended:

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