Sunday, April 28, 2013
Walton's Chase Thomas and three others weren't drafted, but were added as free agents Saturday.
Four former football stars from East Cobb high schools have signed National Football League contracts. None were selected in the seven-round NFL draft that concluded Saturday afternoon, but they quickly latched on with teams as free agents. Former Walton High School star Chase Thomas signed with the New Orleans Saints after being a surprising omission in the draft, then updated his Twitter account: "everything happens for a reason #teamSaints #whoDatNation lets get to work" He later Tweeted: "#whoDatNation isnt ready for the #partyinthebackfield but i am" According to The San Francisco Chronicle, Thomas was "p---ed off" about not getting drafted. Thomas, an outside linebacker, ended his illustrious Stanford career with a Rose Bowl victory …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Senior linebacker Chase Thomas and the Stanford Cardinal won the Pac 12 title Friday night.
Walton High School graduate Chase Thomas will play his final college football game in the Rose Bowl. Thomas, a senior linebacker and All-American candidate, helped Stanford win the Pac 12 championship Friday in a 27-24 win over UCLA. In the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day, Stanford will play the winner of tonight's Big Ten championship game between Nebraska and Wisconsin. Stanford, now 11-2, has been turning heads all season after losing quarterback Andrew Luck, who was the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft by the Indianapolis Colts. The Cardinal shocked then-No. 3 Oregon last month to reach the Pac 12 title game, and Thomas has been a key member of one of the top-ranked defenses in the country. One of their two losses came in overtime at Notre Dame…
Monday, January 2, 2012
Stanford's Chase Thomas meets David Paulsen of Oklahoma State tonight in Arizona.
Friday, October 28, 2011
The ex-Raiders' standout is the defensive stopper for the fourth-ranked team in college football.
Andrew Luck is understandably getting most of the attention for Stanford University's football success this season. But the Cardinal's stellar defense revolves around a former East Cobb high school standout who's starting to earn his own headlines. Chase Thomas, a junior linebacker for fourth-ranked Stanford, is drawing raves from college coaches in the Pacific 12 Conference and around the country. He's also getting more attention from National Football League draft experts in what could be his final college season. On Saturday he'll be in a bigger spotlight than usual when the unbeaten Cardinal, ranked No. 6 in the current BCS standings, play at USC on prime-time national television. While Luck is regarded as the Heisman Trophy …