Phillip Thomas Invited to Senior Bowl

Nov. 30, 2012

By Jason Clay

FRESNO, Calif. - Fresno State safety Phillip Thomas has been invited to the 64th annual Senior Bowl that is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 in Mobile, Ala.

Thomas will become the 20th Bulldog to participate in the Senior Bowl and the first since Lonyae Miller in 2010.

The 2013 Senior Bowl will be played at Mobile's Ladd-Peebles Stadium and will be televised on the NFL Network.

Thomas led the nation in interceptions this season with eight, which set a new Mountain West single-season record and was the most by a Bulldog in 27 years.

He also tied for the national lead with nine total take-aways, three interceptions returned for touchdowns and tied for seventh nationally with four forced fumbles.

Thomas was also named to the 2012 AFCA All-America team this season and is a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award that goes to the best defensive back in college football.

The Senior Bowl is the nation's most unique football game and football's premier pre-draft event, annually featuring the country's best senior collegiate football stars and top NFL draft prospects on teams representing the North and South. The teams are coached by the entire coaching staffs from two National Football League teams. Senior Bowl practices are also attended by over 800 general managers, head coaches, assistant coaches, scouts and other front office personnel from the 32 National Football League teams, making Mobile and the Senior Bowl the week-long host to a one-of-a-kind NFL Coaches Convention.

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