Southern Miss football wide receiver Mike Thomas was selected to participate in the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Ind. The NFL Scouting Combine will be held February 23-29, 2016.
The Golden Eagles have had at least one player participate in the NFL combine each of the last six years - Thomas (2016), Rakeem Nunez-Roches (2015), Khari Thornton (2014), Jamie Collins (2013), Jason Weaver (2013), Austin Davis (2012), Lamar Holmes (2012), and DeAndre Brown (2011).
Thomas, a All-Conference USA selection, led the team in receiving yards (1,391), yards per catch (19.6), yards per game (107.0), and receiving touchdowns (14). He finished the year with a touchdown reception in 10 straight games.
Thomas, a Chicago native, finished the year with the most receiving yards in a season in Southern Miss history. He also set the school record for most TD receptions in a season. He ranked fifth (5th) in NCAA in receiving touchdowns, seventh (7th) in receiving yards, eighth (8th) in receiving yards per game, and 15th in yards per reception.