LSU Gold
Position
Defensive End
Height
6'4
Weight
272 lbs.
Class
Senior
Hometown
Baton Rouge, La.
High School
Southern Lab HS

• 2000 SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 1999 SEC Academic Honor Roll

Enters final season with the Tigers after originally walking on to the squad in the fall of 1997 … Adds back-up support at defensive end for the Tigers … Is a two-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Played in first game of career last season against Western Carolina … Graduated in May of 2001 with an Education degree in kinesiology.

JUNIOR SEASON (2000)
Played in one game – vs. Western Carolina … Did not record any statistics.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (1999)
Did not see game action.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (1998)
Did not see game action.

HIGH SCHOOL
Lettered twice in football and once in baseball at Southern University Lab School … Named all-district in 1995 and 1996 as an offensive tackle, defensive tackle and defensive end … Was an honor graduate and received the Scholastic Athletic Award and Director’s Award for Academic Excellence … High school team won district title in 1995 and state championship in 1996 … Recorded four quarterback sacks his senior season and caused two fumbles … Also played first base on the baseball diamond … Football coach was Gerald Kimble.

PERSONAL
Full name is Charles Raymond Thomas, III … Born on Sept. 5, 1979, in Baton Rouge … Parents are Charles and Barbara Thomas … Has two sisters, Talisha and Shannon … Majoring in kinesiolgy … Active in many community service projects in Baton Rouge … Great grandfather Willie Patterson played baseball in the Negro Leagues.

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