With 8:30 left in the game, Thomas broke the Under Armour record for receiving yards in a game with 123. His day included a 44-yard catch and run touchdown as he helped his team to a 24-21 victory. The record he broke belonged to former Flyer Terry Hawthorne who had 120 yards in 2009.
“It feels real good, like, I never knew that was going to happen,” Thomas told Cory Bender of scout.com. “It’s just a blessing, I keep being blessed and I’m thankful for it.”
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Thomas’ performance comes just a few weeks after he helped East St. Louis to its eighth state championship.
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