Ricky Thomas Jr.
SOPHOMORE (2017) – Will add depth to the defensive line and eye an increased role … Could contribute on special teams.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2016) – Played in four games as a redshirt freshman towards the end of the season; at New Mexico (11/5), vs. San Diego State (11/12), against Utah State (11/19) and at UNLV (11/26).
FRESHMAN (2015) - Did not see action … Redshirted … Member of Nevada’s 2015 Arizona Bowl victory team.
HIGH SCHOOL - A three-year letter winner in football and two-time team captain at McQueen HS ... Also lettered in track and field ... Earned first team all-region honors in 2013 and 2014 ... Posted 135 tackles, 37 tackles for loss, 25 sacks and five interceptions in his high school career.
PERSONAL - Born Ricky Thomas, Jr. ... Son of Ricky and Kimberly Thomas ... Has one sister, Kaitlyn ... Majoring in pre-journalism in hopes of one day becoming a sports broadcaster ... Chose to attend Nevada because of the family atmosphere and quality journalism school ... Also shown interest from Washington, Kentucky and Georgia Southern.