Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Look at Villanova Quarterback Dustin Thomas

 Dustin Thomas enters spring practice as the only scholarship quarterback on Villanova's roster until 2011 recruits John Robertson and Chris Polony join the team this summer.  This obviously gives Thomas the opportunity to be handed the reins from Chris Whitney without the pressure of having someone breathing down his neck this spring and he should be firmly entrenched by the time that the freshmen arrive.

Dustin Thomas At a glance:
  • At six foot two, Thomas has the requisite height to be a college quarterback, but at 185 pounds, it would serve him well to pack on a few extra pounds for durability's sake.
  •  The all time leader in touchdown passes (69) by a South Jersey quarterback, and second all time in passing yards (5,916), ahead of former Delaware and current Baltimore Ravens signal caller Joe Flacco in both categories.
  • By all accounts, Thomas is a very good athlete (around 4.6 in the 40 yard dash, which is faster than Whitney) so he should be nearly as dangerous with his legs as he is with his arm.
  • In one game last season, Thomas went 1-of-2 passing for six yards and he had four carries for 31 yards.
  • After taking a redshirt last year, Thomas will have four years of eligibility beginning next season. 
 That's it for this, I may have some day one NCAA tournament stuff tomorrow.

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