ST. LOUIS — Few players are flying under the radar quite like Christian Brothers College 2019 defensive lineman Faze Thomas.
At 6’5, 300-pounds, Thomas has the size that college recruiters look for along the defensive line, but with a wrestling background, he also brings toughness and a competitive nature to the field.
“I would describe my field position as the key to stopping the opposing offensive,” he sid. “If you stop the person with the ball it makes that much of a difference for you team
“I bring the strength to the team. Since I am a nose guard it is my job to cut through the offense with all my mite.”
Thomas has helped lead CBC to a 7-2 record and a No. 1 ranking in Missouri Class 6. On Friday, he helped the Cadets stuff a Rockhurst offense that struggled to gain momentum, and picked up a key sack in the first half.
A novice to the game, Thomas began playing football for the first time while at CBC.
one thing that I am working on is my speed. Since I’m a bigger guy it puts me at a disadvantage, but if I can increase it then I will be a better player
A fan of NFL offensive lineman Michael Oher, Thomas says his family has been the biggest influence in his football career to date.
“The NFL player I look up to the most would probably be Micheal Oher because he drove to become a NFL star despite of what he went through in his life,” Thomas said. “I think the most influential thing in my life of football so far is my family. Making my family proud and them watch me makes me want to push my self harder.”
Although he did not hold any offers at last report, Thomas has drawn interest from several college programs, including Iowa State, and Mizzou.