He was named an All-American by Pro Football Weekly and a second-team All-SEC performer by the Associated Press and the conference’s coaches. He started all 13 games as part of an offensive line that allowed the offense to break 16 game or season school records. He was named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week following the 52-3 win vs.
A matchup nightmare for defenses because of his superior size and speed. Thomas played wide receiver in high school and has the size to dominate smaller defensive backs, and the speed to run by bigger linebackers. He has terrific hands, and he’ll simply need to spend some time in the weight room to be able to handle the rigors of blocking on a more regular basis.
In his 3-year college career at Penn State and USC, he has run for 2,583 yards on 488 carries (5.3 avg.) with 18 TDs, with 10 100-yard rushing games, and he has caught 22 passes for 180 yards (8.2 avg.) with 1 TD. He ran for 1,678 yards on 321 carries (5.2 avg.) with 9 TDs in his 2-year Penn State career, and added 13 receptions for 67 yards (5.2 avg.). He had 7 100-yard rushing games at Penn State. The productive Redd figures to start at tailback as a senior in 2013.