14 Reggie Thomas
14 Reggie Thomas
Height: 5-11
Weight: 186
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Abbeville, S.C.
High School: Abbeville
Position: CB

2014 — Earned second team All-Southern Conference honors in balloting by league coaches...registered starts in all 12 games to run his string of consecutive starts to a team best 35...credited with 48 tackles and a team leading nine pass deflections...had an interception versus Western Carolina...posted a pair of back-to-back eight-tackle perfomances versus Samford and VMI...racked up five stops and three pass breakups in season opening, 13-3 win over Gardner-Webb...had four stops, including a sack and forced fumble against South Carolina.  2013 — Proved to be a mainstay on a Furman defense, serving as a starting cornerback in each of the Paladins’ 14 games...played a pivotal role in the squad’s 8-6 campaign that featured the program’s 13th Southern Conference championship and FCS playoff appearance...credited with 63 tackles, two interceptions, and five pass deflections...tallied a career high 10 tackles against Appalachian State (27-10 win)...followed that up with a 74-yard interception return for a touchdown versus 13th-ranked LSU — the second of four interception returns for touchdowns by the Paladins in 2013...had nine stops versus Samford (35-17 win)...combined five tackles with a pass deflection in 27-14 SoCon title clinching victory over Wofford...logged six stops and two pass breakups against North Dakota State in FCS quarterfinal playoff action.  2012 — Put together a solid true freshman season, earning playing time in all 11 games and starts in the Paladins’ final nine games...began the campaign as a backup to senior Derek Murray but beat out Murray for the starting job in game three versus Clemson...had four tackles and his first career interception (27-yard return) against Clemson...had a season high six tackles and pass deflection against Western Carolina (45-24 win)...recorded sacks in back-to-back games versus Chattanooga and Georgia Southern...11-yard interception return set up Furman’s first touchdown in season finale versus The Citadel...finished the season with 23 tackles, two tackles, and two interceptions...selected by coaches to the SoCon All-Freshman Team.  

High School: 2012 graduate of Abbeville (1A) High School...football coach was Jamie Nickles...played cornerback, free safety, and wide receiver...helped Abbeville to 13-1 records and state crowns in 2010 & ‘11...earned all-region, All-Lakelands, and all-state honors in 2011 after totaling 55 tackles, four interceptions, and 15 pass breakups...played in South Carolina’s North-South All-Star Game with Paladin teammate, quarterback Reese Hannon...helped North squad to a 42-3 rout in annual classic...all-region basketball selection...all-state track qualifier.

Personal:  Full name is Reginale Corrnell Thomas, Jr...born June 20, 1994, in Palatka, Florida...son of Victoria and Gabriel Calhoun...has four siblings:  Kay’Arial, Gabe, Jr., Gavin, and Jeremiah...health sciences major.