Jordan Thomas: From Two Stoplights to Two Touchdowns

Jordan Thomas is a name you haven’t heard. He’s not someone you selected in your fantasy football draft, or even considered. He’s irrelevant. At least he was until last night’s game in prime time.

The 6-foot-5 280 pound tight end was drafted by Houston in the 6th round (No. 211) last April. He hails from a small town in Mississippi called Sumrall; a suburb of Hattiesburg and the home of a well-known NFL legend named Brett Favre.

Sumrall has a population of 1,005 people. There’s a Subway, a gas station, and not one, but TWO stoplights!

Thomas is a raw talent. He started at a junior college before spending two years at Mississippi State where he… well, he didn’t do anything special (31 catches and four touchdowns in two seasons). But he’s a physical monster. And as a big athlete who can flat out move, Houston took a chance on him.

Through the first seven games of Thomas’ rookie season, he had one catch for 11 yards.

Last night? Four grabs and not one, but TWO touchdowns!

We love a good southern, small-town story. From tiny Sumrall to a Texas-sized tight end, keep ballin’ big guy.

NFL, The UnderdogJeff Yoder