Carolina signs Two-Time All-IFL Defensive Lineman Walter Thomas

12/06/2017 10:11 PM -

GREENSBORO – Defensive Lineman Walter Thomas (6’3”, 340) played for the Wichita Falls Nighthawks from 2016- 2017, where he earned Second Team All-IFL in 2017 appearing in all 16 games. In 2016, Thomas racked up 27 tackles and five sacks. After taking a break from playing football,  from 2014-2015, Thomas played for the Nashville Venom under Head Coach Billy Back and helped them win their first IFL title in 2014. Prior to that, he signed with the Arizona Rattlers of the AFL in 2010. Thomas went undrafted in 2007 but signed with the New Orlean Saints as a free agent for Rookie Minicamp.  

Prior to his professional career, Thomas spent is freshman season at Oklahoma State before attending Northwest Mississippi Community College. At NW Mississippi, Thomas only played recorded five tackles for loss and four sacks. 

Walter Thomas grew up in Galveston, TX, where he was a stand out at Ball High School. He was heavily recruited by a number of Big 12 Conference schools before selecting Oklahoma State.


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