Running Back / Wide Receiver
One of the most heralded high school football prospects coming out of Los Angeles, De’Anthony Thomas was a five-star recruit listed as the number one athlete prospect in the class of 2011 by Rivals.com. Thomas split time between running back and wide receiver playing under Chip Kelly’s famed Oregon Ducks offense, and was also one of the team’s biggest special team threats as the primary return man. He set the school record for most touchdowns scored by a freshmen with 18, and led the Pac-12 in rushing yards per attempt as a junior with 7.6 yards per carry. Drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, Thomas remains one of the Chiefs’ most versatile offensive weapons as a wide receiver, running back, and punt returner. With his elusiveness and speed, he remains a threat every time on the field, keeping defenders honest by forcing them to pay attention to his every movement on the field. Thomas hopes to progress as an explosive offensive weapon in the upcoming season.