Virginia Cavaliers Official Athletic Site

Corey Thomas Jr.

215 lbs.
Graduate Student
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Penn Hills
High School
Previous School
Corey Thomas Jr. - Football - Virginia Cavaliers

• Appeared in 40 games over the course of five seasons at Akron.
• Three-time Academic All-MAC selection.
• Credited with 105 career tackles (62 solo), six pass break ups, three fumble recoveries, one interception and one sack.

2022 (SENIOR)
• Appeared in 10 games for Akron, including one start
• Registered 12 tackles, including nine solo stops and three assisted tackles.
• Added two quarterback hurries and one fumble recovery
• Recorded a season-high five tackles, including four solo stops, at Northern Illinois
• Pulled in a fumble recovery against Central Michigan

2021 (JUNIOR)
• Appeared in 11 games for the Zips, including four starts
• Made 29 tackles (15 solo and 14 assisted tackles), while ranking second on the squad in tackles for a loss (2.5) and pass breakups (2) and fourth in sacks (1)
• Recorded two or more tackles in nine games for the Zips, including a season-best four-tackles versus Ohio (Oct. 2), Miami (Oct. 19), Ball State (Nov. 2) and Toledo (Nov. 27)
• Made four tackles, including three solo stops, while corralling a sack en route to 1.5 tackles for a loss against Ball State (Nov. 2)
• Garnered pass breakups in a win at Bowling Green (Oct. 9) and at Toledo (Nov. 27)…tallied a season-high four solo tackles at Miami (Oct. 16).

• Appeared in five games for the Zips, including four starts
• Registered 11 tackles, including nine solo stops, while adding a fumble recovery on the campaign
• Posted a season-best six-tackle performance at Buffalo (Dec. 12)
• Tallied three tackles and a fumble recovery in Akron’s win over Bowling Green (Dec. 5).

• Played in three games with one start at safety and retained ability to redshirt.
• One of only seven true freshmen to earn a starting nod
• Had two tackles and an interception.

• Three-star recruit by…the No. 19 overall player in Pennsylvania…
• No. 8 ranked Akron recruit all-time by 247Sports. Com
• Three-year letterwinner for coach Jon LeDonne at Penn Hills HS
• Played safety, wide receiver, cornerback, and linebacker
• Three-time All-5A Northern Conference selection
• Team went 16-0 in 2018 en route to the WPIAL and state championship and also won the 2016 WPIAL
• National Honor Society member.
• Son of Corey Sr. and Bobbi Thomas.
• Graduate Student in the School of Education