From Matt Michalec, Asst. AD/Communications, via nsuspartans.com
NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State University graduate student football player Ricky Thomas Jr. was selected this week to the National Football Foundation’s Hampshire Honor Society.
To be selected, players must maintain a 3.2 GPA throughout their collegiate career, be a significant contributor on the field and must have used their final year of eligibility in the 2019 season. Thomas was one of 1,454 players from 366 schools nationwide to be recognized.
Thomas played in 10 games as a redshirt senior this past fall, his second season with the Spartans since transferring from the University of Nevada. Thomas posted 31 tackles, including 3.5 for loss and 2.5 sacks this past fall. He added two quarterback hurries, one forced fumble and one pass deflection.
Thomas, who graduated from Nevada in three years, is on target to receive his master’s degree in mass communication this spring. He has been a member of the NSU Athletics Director’s Honor Roll each of his three completed semesters at NSU. He was also a semifinalist this past fall for the William V. Campbell Trophy, which recognizes the best football scholar-athlete in the nation for combined academic success, football performance and exemplary leadership.