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David Thomas
TE #85
Height:
6-3
Weight:
248
College:
Texas
Hometown:
Plainview, Texas
Experience:
7
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 80 102 938 9.2 11.7 37 8 8 0 46 0
2012 NO 15 11 86 7.8 5.7 20T 4 1 0 6 0
2011 NO 5 5 16 3.2 3.2 8 0 0 0 0 0
2010 NO 13 30 219 7.3 16.8 22 2 1 0 11 0
2009 NO 15 35 356 10.2 23.7 37 1 3 0 18 0
2008 NE 15 9 93 10.3 6.2 18 0 0 0 5 0
2007 NE 2 1 9 9 4.5 9 0 0 0 1 0
2006 NE 15 11 159 14.5 10.6 36 1 3 0 5 0
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 80 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2012 NO 15 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 NO 5 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 NO 13 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 NO 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 NE 15 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 NE 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 NE 15 2 1 1 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --

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NFL CAREER – Acquired by the Saints at the conclusion of the 2009 preseason, Thomas has become a versatile and valuable member of the New Orleans offense, seeing extensive playing time at tight end and fullback. The former third-round selection of  New England in the 2006 NFL Draft enters 2012 having played in 65 career games with 31 starts and catching 91 passes for 852 yards and four touchdowns. The former University of Texas standout finished the 2011 season on injured reserve due to concussion symptoms after appearing in five games with two starts, recording five receptions for 16 yards.
NFL CAREER – Acquired by the Saints at the conclusion of the 2009 preseason, Thomas has become a versatile and valuable member of the New Orleans offense, seeing extensive playing time at tight end and fullback. The former third-round selection of  New England in the 2006 NFL Draft enters 2012 having played in 65 career games with 31 starts and catching 91 passes for 852 yards and four touchdowns. The former University of Texas standout finished the 2011 season on injured reserve due to concussion symptoms after appearing in five games with two starts, recording five receptions for 16 yards.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Placed on injured reserve, 11/22/11; Agreed to terms, 8/2/11; Re-signed to a one-year contract (RFA), 4/13/10; Acquired by Saints from New England Patriots in exchange for a 2011 sixth-round draft choice, 9/5/09; Placed on injured reserve by Patriots, 10/3/07; Signed by New England to a four-year contract, 7/24/06; Selected by New England in third round (86th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.

2011 – Played in five games with two starts and finished with five receptions for 16 yards, finishing the season in injured reserve due to concussion symptoms…Appeared in first three games and then was inactive for games four-eight (concussion)…Appeared in next two games before being placed on injured reserve, Nov. 22. 2010 – Played in 13 games with eight starts, missing the final three regular season contests following knee surgery…Finished with 30 receptions for 219 yards (7.3 avg.) with a career-high two touchdowns…Had three receptions for ten yards, including a third quarter, three-yard TD grab at San Francisco, Sept. 20…Pulled in five catches, to match his career-best, for 42 yards vs. Carolina, Oct. 3, but saved his best for last with four catches for 39 yards on New Orleans’ fourth quarter game-winning field goal drive, each going for first downs…Had three catches for 33 yards, including a fourth quarter 11-yard TD reception vs. Cleveland, Oct. 24…After missing final three regular season games following knee surgery, returned to action in NFC Wild Card Playoff at Seattle, 1/8/11, starting in team’s two-TE set and caught four passes for 38 yards. 2009 – Matched his career-best by playing in 15 games, starting eight of them as he split time between TE and FB, and set career-highs with 35 receptions for 356 yards with one touchdown in his first season with the Saints…Started in a two-tight end set in his Saints debut and caught one pass for 15 yards vs. Detroit, Sept, 13…Made his first start at FB vs. Atlanta, Nov. 2, filling in for an injured Heath Evans and also played TE, catching two passes for 27 yards…Started at TE in a double-tight end set and matched his career-high with a team-best five receptions for 45 yards at St. Louis, Nov. 15…Scored his first TD in a New Orleans uniform as he caught four passes for 66 yards at Tampa Bay, Nov. 22, including career-long 37-yard reception…Started the game vs. New England, Nov. 30, at FB and caught a 25-yard pass in the victory over his former team…Opened game at FB but also saw extensive playing time at TE and caught career-best eight passes for a season-high 77 yards vs. Dallas, Dec. 19…Missed season-finale at Carolina, 1/3/10 with a calf injury…Started at FB in NFC Divisional Playoff vs. Arizona and had his first career carry, a rush for zero yards…Started at TE and caught first three passes of his postseason career, gaining 32 yards in the NFC Championship vs. Minnesota…Played as a reserve TE and also saw some time at FB, catching one pass for nine yards in the Super Bowl XLIV victory. 2008 – Set a single-season career high while starting 10 games of his 15 games played in 2008…Recorded nine receptions for 93 yards…Recorded one special teams tackle…Started at TE and hauled in two passes for 24 yards against Kansas City, Sept. 7…Tallied a season-high three receptions for 29 yards at Indianapolis, Nov. 2… Started at TE and made one special teams tackle at Buffalo, Dec. 28. 2007 – Played in two games before being placed on injured reserve with a foot injury on Oct. 3…Saw his first action of the season playing in a reserve role at tight end against Buffalo, Sept. 23 and registered his first reception of the season, a nine-yard catch…Saw limited action in reserve at TE before leaving the game at Cincinnati (Oct. 1) with a foot injury. 2006 – Played in 15 games as a rookie with three starts at TE…Made NFL debut in the Patriots’ 19-17 victory over Buffalo, Sept. 10…Collected first career reception, a 29-yard catch against the New York Jets, Sept. 17… Led team with a career-high five receptions for 83 yards and a diving 22-yard touchdown catch at Jacksonville, Dec. 24…Recovered an Eric Parker muffed punt at the San Diego 31-yard line in the third quarter in the divisional playoffs against San Diego.

COLLEGE – Finished his college career as the most prolific receiving tight end in University of Texas history and led the nation’s tight ends in blocking consistency as a senior...Set school’s all-time career records for receptions (98), receiving yards (1,367) and touchdown receptions by a tight end (15)...Owns the Longhorns’ single-season record for receptions by a TE (50, 2005)...Set the Texas single-game record for receptions by a TE with 10 grabs in the 2006 Rose Bowl, helping the Longhorns claim the BCS championship...Did not miss a game in his career, starting 38 of 51 games for the Longhorns...Earned first-team Academic All-Big 12 honors in 2004 and 2005…Majored in Kinesiology.

PERSONAL – John David Thomas was born on July 5, 1983 in Plainview, Texas...A three-time member of Texas’ Athletics Director’s Honor Roll...Regularly visited patients at Austin Children’s Hospital with Longhorn teammates...Attended Frenship (Wolfforth, Texas) HS, where he was a three-year starter, lining up at TE and LB his final two seasons and FS as a sophomore...As a senior, set school records with 63 receptions for 1,130 yards and 15 touchdowns, adding six more scores rushing...Also lettered in basketball and track...Honor Roll student and member of National Honor Society...Participated in 2007 Salvation Army Holiday Party at Gillette Stadium with nearly 250 children from the Boston and Providence Salvation Army centers…David and his wife Kassidy have two sons, Jaxon David and Rylan Casey.

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  • David Thomas 3-Yard Touchdown

    (00:00:24:12) By NFL.com - Posted Dec 23, 2012

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees finds tight end David Thomas wide open in the end zone for the 3-yard touchdown.

  • Pierre Thomas 5-Yard Touchdown

    (00:00:20:01) By NFL.com - Posted Dec 23, 2012

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees throws a short pass to running back Pierre Thomas for the 5-yard touchdown.

  • David Thomas 9-Yard TD

    (00:00:17:17) By NFL.com - Posted Dec 16, 2012

    New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees connects with tight end David Thomas for a 9-yard touchdown.

  • David Thomas 6-Yard TD

    (00:00:23:06) By NFL.com - Posted Nov 25, 2012

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees finds tight end David Thomas for a 6-yard touchdown catch.