Sat. Mar 25th, 2023

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech linebacker Charlie Thomas (Thomasville, Ga./Thomasville H.S.) is collaborating on this week’s East-West Shrine Sport in Las Vegas. The week-long faculty soccer all-star showcase culminates on Thursday with the 98th East-West Shrine Sport at Allegiant Stadium, which can kick off at 8:30 p.m. ET and be televised nationally on NFL Community.

Thomas earned the Shrine Sport invite after rising as one among faculty soccer’s most versatile and productive defenders at Georgia Tech. He stuffed the stat sheet with 313 tackles, 37 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, seven pressured fumbles, six fumble recoveries and 4 interceptions in 56 video games as a Yellow Jacket. Along with his major function at linebacker, Thomas additionally lined up within the secondary and at the same time as a defensive lineman through the course of his 5 seasons on The Flats (2018-22). His 56 video games performed rank second at school historical past, behind solely classmate Malachi Carter, who performed in 58 video games as a large receiver at Tech.

Thomas put collectively a historic season as a senior in 2022, racking up 112 tackles, 10.5 TFL, two sacks, two interceptions, two pressured fumbles and two fumble recoveries, which he returned for a complete of 114 yards. He’s one among solely two NCAA Division I FBS gamers since 2000 with not less than 112 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, two interceptions, two pressured fumbles and two fumble recoveries in a daily season (and the primary since TCU’s Paul Dawson in 2014).

For Thursday’s East-West Shrine Sport, Thomas is on the West squad, which is coached by the New England Patriots’ teaching workers. Patriots head coach Invoice Belichick is appearing in a supervisory function with large receivers coach Troy Brown serving as the pinnacle coach. Along with Thursday’s contest, the East-West Shrine Sport has featured practices all through the week which have been attended by personnel from all 32 NFL groups.

Thomas is one among six Yellow Jackets that had been chosen to play in postseason all-star occasions this yr. Final month, working again Hassan Corridor participated within the School Gridiron Showcase, large receiver E.J. Jenkins performed within the Hula Bowl and Carter and linebacker Ayinde Eley performed within the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. On Saturday, defensive lineman Keion White will play within the Senior Bowl.

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