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  • Sat., Aug. 29, 2015 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM CDT Packers vs. Philadelphia Eagles (Gold Pkg) (Midwest Shrine Game) Packers vs. Philadelphia Eagles (Gold Pkg) (Midwest Shrine Game)
  • Tue., Sep. 01, 2015 12:15 PM - 2:15 PM CDT *Public practice *Any practices moved inside to the Don Hutson Center due to inclement weather, poor field conditions or for any other reason will be closed to the public due to space limitations. All other practices listed are expected to be open unless listed otherwise. All outdoor practices are expected to be held on Ray Nitschke Field (across from the Resch Center). All times indicated are Central.
  • Wed., Sep. 02, 2015 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT Gilbert Brown Appearance

    Gilbert Brown

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

    Sargento-Meijer's appearance

    Oak Creek, WI
  • Thu., Sep. 03, 2015 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM CDT Gerry Ellis and Tony Fisher appearance

    Gerry Ellis and Tony Fisher appearance

    Thursday, September 3, 2015 3:30 - 5pm

    Green Bay Packers Bishop’s Charities Game

    Meet and Greet Autograph Table

    Oneida Nation Gate, Lambeau Field

  • Thu., Sep. 03, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT Packers vs. New Orleans Saints (Bishop's Charities Game) Packers vs. New Orleans Saints (Bishop's Charities Game)

Players

Joe Thomas
LB #48
Height:
6-1
Weight:
227
Age:
24
College:
South Carolina State
Experience:
1

Quick Stats (2015 PRE):

TCKL
2
SCK
0.0
FF
0
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Biography

Re-signed by Green Bay on Jan. 20, 2015…Was on the Packers’ practice squad for the final eight games of the regular season and both playoff games in 2014…Originally signed by Green Bay as a non-drafted free agent on May 12, 2014…Placed on injured reserve on Aug. 27, 2014…Was released by the Packers on Aug. 31, 2014…Signed to the Packers’ practice squad on Nov. 3, 2014…Appeared in 41 games with 30 starts for the Bulldogs in his four-year career, compiling 271 tackles (188 solo), including 31 for a loss, 11½ sacks, nine passes defensed, four INTs, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries…As a senior in 2013, anchored a defense that ranked No. 1 in FCS 1-AA, and was named the 2013 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and Sheridan Broadcast Network Defensive Player of the Year…Started all 13 games in which he played and notched a team-high 115 tackles (82 solo), including 19 for a loss, 7½ sacks, five passes defensed, an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery…Also earned first-team all-conference honors...Turned in one of the most impressive performances of his senior campaign in a 32-0 win vs. Alabama A&M (Sept. 14), as the defense held the Bulldogs offense to minus-6 yards on 32 carries (-0.2 avg.)…Recorded 12 tackles (11 solo), including five for a loss, a career-high three sacks and a pass defensed in the win…Tallied nine tackles (four solo), his first INT of the season and a pass defensed vs. Hampton (Sept. 28)…Recorded a career-high 16 tackles (nine solo), the highest single-game total for the Bulldogs that year, a sack and a fumble recovery vs. Bethune-Cookman (Oct. 26)…Compiled eight tackles (six solo) and 1½ sacks at Savannah State (Nov. 2)…Helped South Carolina State earn their 15th MEAC Championship, leading the Bulldogs to a 17-3 win at Norfolk State (Nov. 23) with 10 tackles (seven solo), including four for a loss, and a sack in the victory…As a junior in 2012, started the first six games of the season as the team’s “Mike” linebacker, but had his season cut short after suffering an injury at North Carolina Central (Oct. 6)…Compiled 39 tackles (26 solo), including five for a loss, a sack, a pass defensed and a forced fumble prior to the injury…Tallied a season-high 11 tackles (eight solo), including three for a loss, and his first sack of the season, vs. Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 8)…Made 10 stops (eight solo) and forced a fumble at Arizona (Sept. 15)…Earned a full-time starting role as a sophomore in 2011, and was named the team’s defensive MVP after he opened all 11 games at WLB for the Bulldogs defense…Finished second on the team with 100 tackles (67 solo), including five for a loss, 2½ sacks, a team-high three INTs and a fumble recovery…Made his first career start at Central Michigan (Nov. 1), recording 10 tackles (three solo) and his first career INT, which he returned 14 yards…Made 14 stops (seven solo) at Indiana (Sept. 17) and totaled 12 tackles (eight solo) at Norfolk State (Oct. 1)…Recorded 14 tackles (12 solo), including one for a loss, and stepped in front of a Bo Schlechter pass for an INT in the Bulldogs’ 23-13 win vs. Georgia State (Oct. 15)…Compiled six tackles (three solo) and a sack at Savannah State (Nov. 19)…Played in 11 of 12 games as a redshirt freshman in 2010, contributing mainly on special teams…Finished his first year with 17 tackles (13 solo), including two for a loss, a pass defensed and a fumble recovery…Saw his first collegiate action at Georgia Tech (Sept. 4) and recorded a solo tackle…Notched two solo tackles the following week in a 44-0 win vs. Mississippi Valley State (Sept. 11), and made three solo stops at Delaware State (Oct. 30)…Had his best game of the season vs. Howard (Nov. 6), recording a season-high five tackles (three solo) and returning a fumble 12 yards for a score in the 54-14 win…Earned a degree in business…Lettered four years as a running back at Blackville-Hilda High School in Blackville, S.C., earning all-state honors as a senior in 2008 and a junior in 2007…Named the Division 1A South Carolina Player of the Year after rushing for 1,976 yards and 31 TDs as a senior…Also earned three letters in basketball, two in soccer and two in track, where he competed in the 4x100-meter relay and threw the shot put…His cousin, Troy Brown, played wide receiver for the New England Patriots from 1993-2007 and won three Super Bowls during his career…Volunteered at soup kitchens during his time at South Carolina State…Single, lives in Blackville, S.C. …Given name Joe Lewis Thomas Jr.; born in Aiken, S.C.

Re-signed by Green Bay on Jan. 20, 2015…Was on the Packers’ practice squad for the final eight games of the regular season and both playoff games in 2014…Originally signed by Green Bay as a non-drafted free agent on May 12, 2014…Placed on injured reserve on Aug. 27, 2014…Was released by the Packers on Aug. 31, 2014…Signed to the Packers’ practice squad on Nov. 3, 2014…Appeared in 41 games with 30 starts for the Bulldogs in his four-year career, compiling 271 tackles (188 solo), including 31 for a loss, 11½ sacks, nine passes defensed, four INTs, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries…As a senior in 2013, anchored a defense that ranked No. 1 in FCS 1-AA, and was named the 2013 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and Sheridan Broadcast Network Defensive Player of the Year…Started all 13 games in which he played and notched a team-high 115 tackles (82 solo), including 19 for a loss, 7½ sacks, five passes defensed, an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery…Also earned first-team all-conference honors...Turned in one of the most impressive performances of his senior campaign in a 32-0 win vs. Alabama A&M (Sept. 14), as the defense held the Bulldogs offense to minus-6 yards on 32 carries (-0.2 avg.)…Recorded 12 tackles (11 solo), including five for a loss, a career-high three sacks and a pass defensed in the win…Tallied nine tackles (four solo), his first INT of the season and a pass defensed vs. Hampton (Sept. 28)…Recorded a career-high 16 tackles (nine solo), the highest single-game total for the Bulldogs that year, a sack and a fumble recovery vs. Bethune-Cookman (Oct. 26)…Compiled eight tackles (six solo) and 1½ sacks at Savannah State (Nov. 2)…Helped South Carolina State earn their 15th MEAC Championship, leading the Bulldogs to a 17-3 win at Norfolk State (Nov. 23) with 10 tackles (seven solo), including four for a loss, and a sack in the victory…As a junior in 2012, started the first six games of the season as the team’s “Mike” linebacker, but had his season cut short after suffering an injury at North Carolina Central (Oct. 6)…Compiled 39 tackles (26 solo), including five for a loss, a sack, a pass defensed and a forced fumble prior to the injury…Tallied a season-high 11 tackles (eight solo), including three for a loss, and his first sack of the season, vs. Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 8)…Made 10 stops (eight solo) and forced a fumble at Arizona (Sept. 15)…Earned a full-time starting role as a sophomore in 2011, and was named the team’s defensive MVP after he opened all 11 games at WLB for the Bulldogs defense…Finished second on the team with 100 tackles (67 solo), including five for a loss, 2½ sacks, a team-high three INTs and a fumble recovery…Made his first career start at Central Michigan (Nov. 1), recording 10 tackles (three solo) and his first career INT, which he returned 14 yards…Made 14 stops (seven solo) at Indiana (Sept. 17) and totaled 12 tackles (eight solo) at Norfolk State (Oct. 1)…Recorded 14 tackles (12 solo), including one for a loss, and stepped in front of a Bo Schlechter pass for an INT in the Bulldogs’ 23-13 win vs. Georgia State (Oct. 15)…Compiled six tackles (three solo) and a sack at Savannah State (Nov. 19)…Played in 11 of 12 games as a redshirt freshman in 2010, contributing mainly on special teams…Finished his first year with 17 tackles (13 solo), including two for a loss, a pass defensed and a fumble recovery…Saw his first collegiate action at Georgia Tech (Sept. 4) and recorded a solo tackle…Notched two solo tackles the following week in a 44-0 win vs. Mississippi Valley State (Sept. 11), and made three solo stops at Delaware State (Oct. 30)…Had his best game of the season vs. Howard (Nov. 6), recording a season-high five tackles (three solo) and returning a fumble 12 yards for a score in the 54-14 win…Earned a degree in business…Lettered four years as a running back at Blackville-Hilda High School in Blackville, S.C., earning all-state honors as a senior in 2008 and a junior in 2007…Named the Division 1A South Carolina Player of the Year after rushing for 1,976 yards and 31 TDs as a senior…Also earned three letters in basketball, two in soccer and two in track, where he competed in the 4x100-meter relay and threw the shot put…His cousin, Troy Brown, played wide receiver for the New England Patriots from 1993-2007 and won three Super Bowls during his career…Volunteered at soup kitchens during his time at South Carolina State…Single, lives in Blackville, S.C. …Given name Joe Lewis Thomas Jr.; born in Aiken, S.C.