Player Bio

J.T. Thomas
LB #97
Height:
6-1
Weight:
236
College:
West Virginia
Experience:
3
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 47 112 72 40 0 1 5 2 0 10 -- 10
2014 JAC 16 84 51 33 0 0 5 2 0 10 5 10
2013 JAC 15 23 18 5 0 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 CHI 16 5 3 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Saw rookie season derailed by an injury, landing on Injured Reserve on 9/3/11 prior to the Bears regular season opener.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Chicago in the sixth round (195th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft (4/30/11)... Signed 4-year contract with Bears (7/27/11). SIGNED THROUGH 2014

2011 SEASON: Played in preseason, but was placed on Injured Reserve (9/3) prior to season opener... Had two defensive tackles and one special teams stop in the preseason. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 0-0
PRO CAREER: Saw rookie season derailed by an injury, landing on Injured Reserve on 9/3/11 prior to the Bears regular season opener.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Chicago in the sixth round (195th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft (4/30/11)... Signed 4-year contract with Bears (7/27/11). SIGNED THROUGH 2014

2011 SEASON: Played in preseason, but was placed on Injured Reserve (9/3) prior to season opener... Had two defensive tackles and one special teams stop in the preseason. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 0-0

COLLEGE CAREER: Attended West Virginia University (2006-10) where he was a three-year starter at linebacker... Two-time all-Big East first-team selection... Played in 49 career games, making 39 starts... Tallied 233 tackles (106 solo), 6.0 sacks and 27.0 TFLs... Added 2 INTs, 13 PBUs, 4 forced fumbles and 4 fumble recoveries... All-Big East first-team honoree as a senior starting all 13 games, finishing second on the team with 73 tackles (36 solo)... Collected 2.5 sacks, 7.0 TFLs, 4 PBUs, 2 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries... Helped the Mountaineer defense lead the conference in total defense, rush defense and scoring defense... As a junior, named all-Big East first-team, finishing second on the team with career-high 76 tackles... Recorded 0.5 sack, 7.0 TFLs, 2 INTs, 5 PBUs and 1 fumble recovery... Selected as the 'Iron Mountaineer' by his teammates - an award presented to the most outstanding performers in WVU's offseason strength and conditioning program... Awarded the Gridiron Gladiator Award from the coaching staff... In his first year as a starter, as a sophomore, totaled 65 tackles (23 solo)... Posted career highs 3.0 sacks and a team-high 10.0 TFLs... Added 3 PBUs, 2 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery... Given the Whitey Gwynee Award by the coaching staff... Named Iron Mountaineer by teammates... Saw action in 10 games as a redshirt freshman, posting 19 tackles (13 solo)... Notched 3 TFLs and a PBU... Received a medical redshirt as a freshman... Won 2006 Danny Van Etten Award for scout team Player of the Year on defense.

PERSONAL: Attended Blanche Ely H.S., where he was a captain and the team's MVP as a senior... BCAA/Sun-Sentinel All-Star game participant... Florida Top 100 player by Rivals.com... Father, J.T. Thomas, Sr., was a linebacker at West Virginia from 1994-95.

Recent Articles

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    Posted Mar 25, 2015

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    Posted Mar 25, 2015

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Recent Videos

  • Bears-Browns highlights

    Posted Aug 29, 2013

    Highlights from the Bears fourth preseason game against the Browns at Soldier Field.

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    Posted Aug 29, 2013

    Chicago Bears linebacker J.T. Thomas comes in unprotected on a blitz and gets a good hit in on Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer.