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FSU Respect’s Thomas


Georgia Tech QB Justin Thomas is not your typical triple option-type signal caller.

He’s agile, athletic and has a great football IQ – all things you’d want in a quarterback running a triple option – but he can also throw the ball, making it that much more difficult to keep contain.

Thomas leads the Yellow Jackets in rushing, accumulating 861 yards and five touchdowns on 165 carries – 5.22 yards per attempt. Taking the ball himself an average of 13.75 times a game, the sophomore is fast when he shoots the gap, gaining an average of 71.75 yards per game.

The 5-foot-11, 179 pound quarterback, out of Prattville, Ala. – with all his attributes – is someone that caught the eye of some of college football’s top programs, FSU included.

“He’s very, very fast,” FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said. “We recruited Justin Thomas in high school in Prattville. Thought he was a heck of a player. He played all kinds of positions there. [Georgia Tech’s] got them a good one.”
This kind of versatility has led to a much more potent Yellow Jacket offensive attack, still constantly threatening with the run but also being able to take advantage downfield against a loaded box.

Thomas, on top of the successful option run game, has gathered 1,460 yards in the air. It’s the balance that makes it difficult to stop though, as Thomas averages 13.4 passing attempts a game – a .35 difference from his rushing attempts.

While he only averages 13.4 attempts and 121.7 yards a game passing, it’s the 16 touchdowns and 18.02 yard per completion that should be intimidating for the opposition. Thomas and Georgia Tech do not throw the ball often, but have been efficient during the rare occasions they go to the air; the Yellow Jackets’ average passer rating of 155.61 is 14th nationally.

But Thomas’ speed, and the continuous threat of the run, is what sets that up.

“He does good with faking it, then pitching it and things like that,” FSU DE Mario Edwards Jr. said. “That’s why I say you have to be assignment-sound and disciplined, because he’s so athletic and fast, you guess that he’s doing something, he’ll make you pay for it.

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