A Doak Walker and All-America candidate who will lead the Wildcat offense in 2010... Led the Big 12 in rushing a year ago and is poised for another standout season.
2009: Earned Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year honors, while also being named First Team All-Big 12... Named a midseason All-Big 12 performer by Phil Steele... Finished the regular season as the Big 12's leader in rushing yards, attempts and yards per game... His 247 attempts were 2nd in school history, while his 1,265 yards ranked 4th in school history and 2nd among juniors... Tied for first in the Big 12 and 6th in school history with 5 100-yard rushing games... Was 6th in the Big 12 in all-purpose yards per game (128.9)... His 1,547 all-purpose yards are tied for the 11th most in school history... He also finished the regular season 12th in the league in total offense per game (109.6), the most by a non-QB... Completed the regular season 22nd nationally in rushing yards per game and 10th in rushing attempts... Became the 9th player in school history with 1,000 rushing yards in a season against Kansas... Finished 4th in school history and and 2nd among juniors with 1,265 yards... Was the 4th fastest to 1,000 yards in school history on 192 attempts... Rushed 247 times, the 2nd most in school history... Was involved in 34.4-percent of K-State's offensive plays... Rushed 24 times for a career-high 185 yards vs. Kansas, the most by a Wildcat since Darren Sproles broke the school record with 292 in 2004... His effort against the Jayhawks topped his previous career high of 145 yards vs. Colorado... Scored 4 rushing touchdowns against Texas A&M, the most in the Big 12 and the 2nd most in school history... Rushed 16 times for 88 yards and one touchdown against Oklahoma... Also completed a 41-yard halfback pass to Brandon Banks in the third quarter and threw a pass to Jeron Mastrud for K-State's first two-point conversion since the Louisville game last year... Tallied 104 yards against UMass and 136 at Louisiana, becoming the first K-State back since 1966 to record two 100-yard games in the first 2 games of their career... Also threw a 3-yard touchdown pass at UL... Rushed 26 times for 139 yards and one TD vs. Tennessee Tech, while he had 96 yards on 25 rushes and 5 catches for 38 yards vs. Iowa State.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: A four-star prospect by Rivals.com and the No. 35 junior college prospect in the nation... Also a three-star prospect by Scout.com... Rated as the No. 8 JUCO prospect in the state of Mississippi by the Sun Herald... Rushed for over 500 yards and seven touchdowns as a freshman and helped lead Northwest to a division championship... Accounted for 618 yards and six touchdowns last season on 103 carries... Also threw for 450 yards and two scores... A JUCO All-American.
HIGH SCHOOL: Rushed for 1,100 yards and 11 touchdowns at quarterback as a senior... Threw for 936 yards and added 11 touchdowns... Also chipped in 57 tackles and one interception as a senior safety... Earned all-state honors as both a quarterback and linebacker... All First Coast Team... Team MVP.
PERSONAL: Daniel Thomas was born October 29, 1987... Parents are Jerald and Louella Thomas.