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USF Football Player Profile: #53 LB Danny Thomas

Career profile of USF linebacker Danny Thomas.

Central Florida v South Florida Photo by Jason Behnken / Getty Images

#53 LB Danny Thomas - Junior, 6’1”, 215 lbs.

2016 Stats: Danny played in 11 games and made a total of 23 tackles on defense and special teams. He had one TFL, against Northern Illinois, and had four tackles apiece against Syracuse, Temple, and SMU.

And as we mentioned last year, the camera continued to love him. Here are just a few of the USF celebration photos we have in our library with Thomas in them.

NCAA Football: East Carolina at South Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Central Florida v South Florida Photo by Jason Behnken / Getty Images
Temple University v South Florida Photo by Cliff McBride/Getty Images
NCAA Football: Syracuse at South Florida Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports

2015 Stats: Thomas played in 12 games as a true freshman, making some early appearances on defense but settling in as a special teams contributor for most of the season. He made ten tackles, six of which came against Florida State.

How He Came To USF: Thomas played at two high schools. He started as a freshman, sophomore, and junior at Fort Lauderdale's Cypress Bay High School, then moved to Tallahassee's Godby High School for his senior year. He made 65 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, and six sacks for the Cougars in 2014, earning a spot on the Class 5A all-state third team. Danny had offers from Indiana, West Virginia, and about half of the American, but he committed to USF in August 2014 and enrolled early in January 2015.

Recruiting Rankings: Thomas was a consensus three-star recruit.

Follow Him On... Danny's on Twitter at @boy_igotsomany (maybe the best Twitter handle on the team), and on Instagram at dannyt4.