Central High School in Brookfield Wisconsin must be proud of their own Joe Thomas. The 6’8 313lb LT is the best OL in the country, HANDS DOWN. He is also arguably the most athletic as well. He played DT for the Badgers last year when they got in a pinch.
Thomas is projected to be among the top three overall selections in the 2007 National Football League Draft by ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. , Scouts Inc. and us here at the War Room. Thomas was named to 2006 Playboy All-America team, the 2006 preseason first-team All-American and the nation’s No. 1 offensive tackle according to The War Room. A second-team preseason All-American according to Lindy’s and Street & Smith’s, Thomas was selected to 2006 preseason watch lists for the Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award and was assigned the only one-on-one block on UW’s offensive line 90 percent of the time the past two seasons.
In 2005, Thomas was first-team All-American according to Pro Football Weekly and was second-team All-American by Walter Camp, SI.com and Rivals.com. A consensus first-team All-Big Ten, Thomas was a Lombardi Award semifinalist. The ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 5 honoree, Thomas was an Academic All-Big Ten choice, where he started all 13 games at left tackle and was named UW’s co-offensive player of the week vs. Bowling Green and Penn State. Thomas earned third varsity letter and injured righสมัครเว็บ ufabet t knee while filling in on depleted defensive line in Capital One Bowl game vs. Auburn.
Thomas earned second varsity letter in 2004 when started all 12 regular season games at left tackle. He was a consensus honorable mention All-Big Ten pick and named Academic All-Big Ten and first-team academic all-district. Thomas set UW indoor record in shot put with throw of 62-0 ¼ feet, set in 2005 and was a 2005 NCAA indoor and outdoor qualifier in shot put.
Thomas in 2003 earned first varsity letter and played much of season as a blocking TE (wearing No. 82). Thomas was the first true freshman OL to see action during the Barry Alvarez era, and started at DE vs. Auburn in Music City Bowl and assisted on seven tackles.
Thomas was rated as the No. 4 offensive tackle in the nation according to Tom Lemming and among top 20 offensive tackles nationally, top