Josh Thomas was a star on the field back in high school for Montgomery Academy.
The former Eagle quarterback was named Fever Star Athlete of the Year in 2013 and led the Eagles to the 3rd round of the AHSAA playoffs in both his junior and senior seasons.
After graduation, Thomas became a member of the Sun Belt Conference where he currently plays for Appalachian State.
Thomas saw limited playing time his freshman year with the Mountaineers before making a name for himself last season.
During the 2016 season, Thomas totaled 28 tackles and snagged the first two interceptions of his collegiate career, but 2017 could be the season for Thomas to show off his talents.
Appalachian State Head Coach Scott Satterfield spoke at Sun Belt Media Day and was very high on Thomas entering his junior season.
Thomas is currently listed as a starter heading into the new season and seems to be a good fit for the Mountaineers.
"Right now, Josh is a starter for us in the secondary at safety," said Satterfield. "He really played well for us last year. He really came on strong towards the middle end of the season. He had a big bowl game for us against Toledo. He's going to be a really good football player this year for us. And that's really awesome that he's in the back and starting for us now."
Appalachian State will open up the 2017 season on the road against Georgia on Sept. 2.
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