41 Miles Thomas  
Miles Thomas

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Downs, Kan.

High School:
Downs-Lakeside HS

Last College:
Butler County CC

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 235

Position:
FB

Major:
Human Resource Development


09/28/2014

Gophers Claim Little Brown Jug

Minnesota defeated Michigan, 30-14, to claim the Little Brown Jug.

04/12/2014

Spring Game 2014

Football in the Spring

Game-By-Game (PDF)
2014

2014 • JUNIOR SEASON: Made his Minnesota debut against Eastern Illinois, but did not record any statistics • played against Middle Tennessee and helped pave the way for the Gophers to rush for 284 yards • played at TCU • made his first career start against San Jose State and helped protect for an offense that rushed for 380 yards • made his first career catch (five-yard reception) and provided protection for an offense that rushed for 206 yards and passed for 167 yards at Michigan • helped team average 5.1 yards-per-play against Northwestern • protected for an offense that scored 39 points, rushed for 285 yards and passed for 165 yards against Purdue.

OVERVIEW: Enrolled at Minnesota in January 2014 and participated in spring practice • will have two years of playing eligibility at Minnesota.

PREVIOUS SCHOOL:Attended Butler County Community College • team was 11-1 during his freshman season • rushed eight times and scored four touchdowns • caught two passes, one of which was for a touchdown • blocked for an offense that rushed for 1,908 yards and passed for 2,324 yards.

HIGH SCHOOL: A graduate of Downs-Lakeside High School • helped lead team to an 11-1 record • played eight-man football in high school • scored 40 total touchdowns as a senior, while rushing for 1,760 yards and 30 touchdowns on 166 carries • recorded 96 tackles, five sacks, three interceptions and two forced fumbles as he was named KPreps.com's Eight-Man, Division I Defensive Player of the Year • won state powerlifting championship as a senior at 198 pounds when he benched 285 pounds, cleaned 300 and had a 495-pound squat • also was a four-year letterwinner in basketball and track.

PERSONAL: Born Dec. 24, 1993 • son of Dallason and Dawn Thomas • has three brothers and one sister.