2021 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 12 games between defensive line and special teams making five tackles on the season … According to Pro Football Focus, saw action in 36 defensive snaps and 97 special teams snaps, accounting for 133 snaps on the season … Tied career high in stops with two against Rice (Sept. 4) … Notched one tackle in win over Texas (Sept. 11) … Tied career high in tackles with two, including 0.5 tackle for loss, against UAPB (Oct. 23).
2020 (FRESHMAN): Played in the season’s final seven games, seeing action predominately on special teams … Totaled four tackles (3 solo) with 1.0 tackle for loss … Wrapped up first career tackle in his first game against Ole Miss (Oct. 17) … Logged a season-high two tackles with his first career tackle for loss, a stop of -1 yard in the second quarter, against LSU (Nov. 21) … Made one stop against Missouri (Dec. 5) … According to Pro Football Focus, played 17 defensive and 48 special teams snaps … Logged all 17 defensive snaps against LSU … Earned a season special teams grade of 72.4.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-star prospect by Rivals, 247Sports and ESPN … Rated as the No. 49 weakside defensive end in the country by 247Sports … Four-year letterwinner at Booker T. Washington High School in Pensacola, Florida … Recorded 60 total tackles, 46 solo, with 27 tackles for loss as a senior in 2019 … Racked up 14.5 sacks, while also forcing six fumbles and a pick six … Helped the Wildcats to an 8-2 overall record and a first-round appearance in the 2019 FHSAA Football Class 6A state playoffs … Tallied 4.5 sacks in the Subway Pensacola All-Star Game … Notched 69 stops as a junior for Booker T. Washington HS, with 49 solo tackles, two tackles for loss, an interception and a forced fumble … CHOSE ARKANSAS OVER: Colorado State and others.
PERSONAL: Eric Thomas Jr. … Born Feb. 4, 2002 … Son of Octavia and Eric Thomas Sr. … Brother to Devante, Cohagen, Tylin, Tylon, Tatyana, Camisha and Starrika.