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Pete Thomas
 Pete Thomas
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
El Cajon, Calif.

High School:
Valhalla

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 220

Position:
QB

Experience:
HS

High School: Rated the No. 6 pro-style QB in the nation by Tom Lemming (USA Today Super 25)...Also ranked by Rivals.com the country's No. 16 pro-style quarterback and given four stars by both Rivals.com and Scout.com...Was Rivals' No. 48 overall prospect from the state of California...A three-year starter, three-year captain and two-time team MVP at Valhalla High School in El Cajon, Calif., guided the Norsemen to a 19-5 record over his final two seasons...Combined over those junior and senior seasons, threw for 5,553 yards, 52 TDs and only 11 INTs, completing better than 66 percent of his passes to capture consecutive Grossmont South League Offensive Player of the Year honors, in both 2008 and `09...Including the last three games of his freshman year, started 36 games in a storied prep career, finishing with back-to-back first-team all-state recognition as a junior and senior...As a senior in 2009, guided the Norsemen to the first conference championship in the 34-year-old program's history, and the first round of the CIF Division II state playoffs, completing 64 percent of his passes for 2,392 yards, 24 scores and only six INTs; also carried for six TDs...As a junior in 2008, threw for 3,161 yards, 28 touchdowns compared to five interceptions, and completed 68 percent of his passes in helping VHS advance to the San Diego section final at Qualcomm Stadium, where the 11-2 Norsemen lost to eventual Division II state bowl champion Cathedral...Also served as his team's kicker, earning first-team all-league honors as a junior...Owns single-season and career VHS passing records for completions, completion percentage, yards and touchdowns, as well as career field goals...Selected first-team all-conference as a junior and senior, and second-team all-league as a sophomore...Earned sophomore all-state honors in 2007...Lettered four years in football, and two in baseball, where he played varsity ball as a freshman and sophomore before opting to concentrate on football...Played in the Jan. 2 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Myrtle Beach, S.C. ...Head football coaches were Steve Slaton and Dave Hostetler...Has 4.9 speed in the 40-yard dash...Graduated one semester early with a 4.0 GPA, helping him earn San Diego Union-Tribune Scholar-Athlete award four times, and the publication's Student-Athlete of the Year among prep football players in San Diego County after his senior year...Chose Colorado State over offers from Arizona State, Harvard, Boston College, Northwestern and Maryland.

Personal: Given name Peter Alan Thomas...Born Oct. 11, 1991, in San Diego, Calif. ...Son of Dan and Avis Thomas...Has one brother, Chris...Mother is one of 10 children, and many of his nearly 50 cousins have competed collegiately, the most prominent of which is New England Patriots guard Stephen Neal, a world-champion wrestler who never played college football but now owns three Super Bowl rings...Both parents hold graduate degrees, including his father, who completed undergraduate coursework at West Point...Older brother is a wrestler at the Air Force Academy...Enjoys snowboarding in his spare time...Would like to major in sociology with a concentration in criminal justice, or communications...Hometown: El Cajon, Calif.

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