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Troy’s Eric Thomas Selected to Play in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

Thomas is the Sun Belt Conference’s all-time leader with 28 career touchdown receptions.
Troy Wide Receiver
Troy Wide Receiver
TROY, Ala. – Troy wide receiver Eric Thomas has been invited to play in the NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl on Jan. 18 in Carson, Calif. The game is scheduled to kickoff at 5 p.m. (CST) and will be televised live on ESPN2.
 
Thomas is the Sun Belt Conference’s all-time leader with 28 career touchdown receptions. The native of Shreveport, La., caught 66 passes for 993 yards during his senior season and finished the year ranked 10th nationally after pulling down 12 touchdown receptions. He led the country at one point in the season with a touchdown reception in eight straight games.
 
Thomas finished his Troy career ranked third all-time in school history with 197 receptions, third with 2,655 career receiving yards and second with his 28 touchdown receptions. His totals are good for fifth all-time in Sun Belt history in catches and fourth in receiving yards.
 
For one week preceding the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, participants will receive an in-depth introduction to the union – the primary resource for information on the business of football and how to succeed in the NFL and in post-football careers.
 
Professional football players and coaching legends will work with the game’s future stars, giving them first-hand insight on what it takes to win on and off of the field. Dennis Green and Dick Vermeil will serve as the head coaches for the American and National Teams.
 
ESPNU will air live broadcasts from practices on Wednesday, Jan. 15 and Thursday, Jan. 16. For more information about the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, visit collegiate.nflpa.com.
 
Thomas will also play in the in the Medal of Honor Bowl in Charleston, S.C., on Jan. 11 along with teammates Corey Robinson, Antonio Gillespie and Camren Hudson.
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