Head coach Andy Talley gave an update on the team's offense during spring practices
Villanova played its fourth consecutive game against a ranked opponent
Dustin Thomas returns at quarterback for Villanova after missing four games
Villanova: Made the move from quarterback to wide receiver in the spring ... Possesses good athleticism and good hands ... Will battle for playing time at wideout.
2011: Played in six games at quarterback, starting in four and completed 43-of-80 for 412 yards with two touchdowns and six interceptions to go with 48 rushes for 88 yards and one score ... Suffered a shoulder injury in week two at Towson that caused him to miss four games ... In his first career start at Temple he was 11-of-25 for 109 yards and three interceptions to go with 17 carries for 59 yards and one score and one reception for 44 yards ... Completed 10-of-13 for 84 yards before suffering a shoulder injury at Towson ... Completed 11-of-24 for 127 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions to go with 12 rushes for 19 yards at James Madison ... Connected on 10-of-17 for 82 yards with one touchdown and one interception versus Old Dominion ... Completed one pass for 10 yards and had three carries for 21 yards against Maine.
2010: Redshirted ... Prior to redshirting the year appeared in the second game of the season at Lehigh and rushed four times for 31 yards, while completing 1-of-2 passes for six yards.
St. Augustine Prep: First Team All-Conference ... First Team All-South Jersey ... Career touchdown passes leader in South Jersey and Cape Atlantic League history ... Second all-time for career passing yards in South Jersey history ... Atlantic City Press Player of the Year ... Earned four varsity letters in football, two in baseball, one in basketball and one in track & field.
Personal: Liberal Arts major ... Born 11/2/91 in Ventnor Heights, N.J. ... Youngest of three sons of Jerry and Debbie Thomas ... Brother Jesse played baseball at Old Dominion ... Brother Erik played baseball at Fairleigh Dickinson ... Father was a pitcher in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization for nine years.