App Stat was 13-1 last year, and in his career as a starting quarterback. BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Zac Thomas tied a career high with four passing touchdowns and he added a 60-yard rushing score to lead Appalachian State past Arkansas State 45-17 on Thursday night. That would end up being a huge blessing because as a redshirt Freshman, Thomas would appear in 4 games as the number 2 quarterback. No need for this at all. Labeled the Sun Belt’s “Most Accurate Passer” (Lindy’s), the Sun Belt’s “Strongest Arm” (Lindy’s) and the Sun Belt’s “Best Passing QB” (Street & Smith). By STEVE REED November 22, 2019 GMT. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com, You must be logged in to post a comment BOONE — Zac Thomas passed for 279 yards and matched his career high with four touchdown passes as Appalachian State defeated Troy 47-10 on Saturday, rebounding from a loss at No. Latest on Appalachian State Mountaineers quarterback Zac Thomas including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on ESPN 4 in school history) 2019: Named first-team All-Sun Belt by PFF College and third-team by the league’s coaches … Had 28 touchdown passes (No. Had TD passes of 1, 17 and 11 yards in that win, and his touchdown catch on an 8-yard wide receiver pass from Malik Williams was the first catch of a TD pass by an App State quarterback in at least 35 years … Had touchdown runs of 25 and 35 yards in a 30-19 win against Louisiana in the first Sun Belt Championship Game … To reach the title game, threw two TD passes and rushed for a touchdown to help App State build a 21-0 lead in a 21-10 win against Troy in the regular season finale … Had touchdown runs of 50-plus yards against South Alabama (54) and Arkansas State (62) … After sitting out a win at Coastal Carolina, was 63-for-97 passing for 717 yards with 11 total TDs (seven passing) and no INTs in the next four games. Also had 92 rushes for 504 yards (5.5 average, counting sacks) with a team-high 10 touchdowns on the ground … One of five FBS quarterbacks in 2018 with at least 20 passing TDs and 10 rushing TDs … Led Sun Belt quarterbacks in QBR, passing efficiency, yards per completion and point responsibility per game … In his first career start at Penn State, completed 25 of 38 passes for 270 yards with two touchdowns and rushed for 43 yards with one touchdown. Zac Thomas (Appalachian State QB #12) vs Louisiana-Lafayette 2019 Hash. APP – Corey Sutton 16 yard TD pass from Zac Thomas (Chandler Staton kick), 5:50 (APP 0–7) Second quarter. Zac would follow that week up with a perfect 15/15 passing game against Charlotte. What else do you want in a quarterback? In one of the best games on Saturday, App State will face off against undefeated Coastal Carolina. That’s fine with quarterback Zac Thomas, who has embraced Drinkwitz’s arrival and his new system. Zac Thomas & App State roll through Charlotte with a 45-9 win App State strolled into Queen City and reminded Charlotte why they are not quite on App’s level. Login. APP – Corey Sutton 15 yard TD pass from Zac Thomas (Chandler Staton kick), 13:42 (APP 0–14) APP – Zac Thomas 10 yard TD run (Chandler Staton kick), 11:09 (APP 0–21) TROY – Tyler Sumpter 26 yard field goal, 7:51 (APP 3–21) © 2020 Appalachian State University Athletics, Video: 2020 Virtual Mountaineer Spring Tour, Contracts (Director of Athletics/Head Coaches), Appalachian Sports Network from Learfield IMG College, Video Platform powered by CBS Sports Digital. Emory Hunt breaks down what he expects from Zac Thomas and App State's high powered offense Zac Thomas has always enjoyed getting a push. cnx.cmd.push(function() { 10 Penn State, senior Zac Thomas has very rarely experienced losing. The Mountaineers (7-2, 5-1) have not lost back-to-back games since 2017. The 6010 quarterback is very good and so far in his career has 49 touchdowns for 4,790 passing yards. In 2016, Thomas redshirted, but was able to learn a lot the playbook in that year. Asking for a friend……, Zac Thomas is one of the most exciting players to watch in the Sun Belt. Remember Thomas when it comes time for the NFL Draft. – Damond Talbot, NFL Draft Diamonds Owner, NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. Played and started in 12 of 13 games (sat out Coastal Carolina game) … Injury limited to three plays at Georgia Southern, so otherwise was 10-1 as a starter with the lone loss coming during his first career start in an overtime game at No. Zac Thomas (12) of the Appalachian State Mountaineers drops back to pass against the Penn State Nittany Lions on September 1, 2018 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. Zac Thomas is a 6-1, 190-pound Dual-Threat Quarterback from Trussville, AL. Privacy Policy. We ask that you consider turning off your ad blocker so we can deliver you the best experience possible while you are here. 421.1k Followers, 1,684 Following, 161 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Zack Thomas (@zack_thomas1) Miss, Western Kentucky and Akron. Zac Thomas is a 6-1, 190-pound Dual-Threat Quarterback from Trussville, AL. All rights reserved. Zac Thomas and App State went a month without playing football and unexpectedly improved Appalachian State went nearly a month between football games and much of … Zac Thomas, QB, Appalachian State Mountaineers, NCAA College Football - CBSSports.com CBSSports.com Thomas, a senior, is on the precipice of etching his status among some of the great quarterbacks in App State history. Last season, Thomas continued! Thomas was a stud and had a great year. Last Chance:Fantasy Doctors | Raheem Mostert Injury Update | Did he return too soon? He was taken to the medical tent on the sideline and then escorted to … 9 Penn State … Completed 159 of 254 passes (62.6 percent) for 2,039 yards with 21 touchdowns and just six interceptions. There will be some minor tweaks to Appalachian State’s offense under new coach Eliah Drinkwitz. He also added 504 yards on the ground rushing. The College Football Performance Awards have named Appalachian State quarterback Zac Thomas the CFPA National Performer of Week 2. 2020: Watch lists for Maxwell, Davey O'Brien, Manning, Unitas and CFPA National Performer of the Year awards ... Sun Belt's Preseason Offensive Player of the Year ... Preseason first-team All-Sun Belt from the league’s coaches/media as well as Lindy's, Athlon, Phil Steele and Street and Smith ... From Lindy's, Sun Belt's MVP, Strongest Arm and Coolest in the Clutch. Thomas has a 247Sports rating of 81, making him a 3-star prospect. He is accurate, he can crush you with his feet, and he is a proven winner. App State's Sophomore QB Zac Thomas is this week's national performer of the week. Copyright © 2020 NFL Draft Diamonds. Fantasy Doctors | Raheem Mostert Injury Update | Did he return too soon? 23-3 record as a starter 49 TD passes (No. Zac Thomas is one of the most exciting players to watch in the Sun Belt. 4,790 passing yards (No. He is by far the odds favorite to win the Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year award in 2020. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. Thomas won the hearts of many App State fans in Week 1 last season for his inspired and strong play at Penn State before falling short in overtime. 5,779 total yards (No. The Georgia secondary is pretty amazing. Thomas has everything you are looking for in a quarterback. 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He has three losses in his career, if he can have another huge season in 2020, remember his name because he should fly up boards. In the fourth quarter, completed 9 of 15 passes for 153 yards and accounted for three touchdowns (two passing) as the Mountaineers turned a 14-point deficit into a 38-31 lead before Penn State won 45-38 in overtime. The back of Thomas’ helmet hit the ground as he was tackled following a 5-yard run. Thomas has No. He finished a single yard short of tying the school record for total offense by a quarterback in his starting debut … Named the CFPA’s National Performer of the Week by going 14-of-14 for a season-high 295 yards and three passing TDs at Charlotte, marking the first time an App State or Sun Belt QB finished a game with 10-plus completions and no incompletions … As MVP of the New Orleans Bowl, had three passing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown while having a hand in 213 yards (177 passing, 28 rushing, 8 receiving). Zac Thomas (12) Quarterback - CAREER STATS ENTERING 2020: 49 TD passes (No. Zac Thomas has already won this award as a Sophomore, and I would not be shocked if he comes back and claims the title again. 4 in App State history in TD responsibility) … Threw only six interceptions as App State set a program record with fewest turnovers in a season (nine) and tied the program record for fewest lost fumbles (three) … Had career-high 326 passing yards and matched career high of four passing TDs in regular-season finale at Troy. There are no statistics available for this player. 5 in school history in TD responsibility) 8 rushes for 29 yards and a TD. Thomas accounts for 5 TDs, App State beats Arkansas State. The latest stats, facts, news and notes on Zac Thomas of the Appalachian State Mountaineers Zac Thomas was only a two star quarterback at Hewitt-Trussville High School but the 6010 quarterback is hoping to follow in the footsteps of former Alabama quarterback and former Huskies QB Jay Barker to be the next QB to make it to the NFL. Thomas also ran for 504 yards and scored 10 touchdowns. Since being named App State’s starting quarterback before the 2018 opener at No. The win keeps Appalachia 7 in school history) We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. He only threw the ball 10 times, but he was able to get his feet wet. The App State team is on the rise and has to be the favorite to win the Sun-Belt. Fantasy Doctors | Rashaad Penny Injury Update | Should you fire up Penny in week 15? As a redshirt Sophomore, everyone in the Sun Belt would learn who Zac Thomas was quickly. He started in 12 of 13 games and was 10-1 as a starter and his only loss came against Penn State. Appalachian State quarterback Zac Thomas is pursued by Georgia State's Blake Carroll in the second half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Nov. … ... Appalachian State will look to stay in the conference title race. - Appalachian State (QB) Questionable (Leg): Thomas was carted off the field with a leg injury in the last game, and it is unknown if he will play against Coastal Carolina on Saturday. He’s won 23 games for the Mountaineers and lost just three. Top-10 NHL Centers: Part 2 (Ranking 5 Through 1). Zac Thomas NCAA Football player profile pages at CBSSports.com. 3 in App State’s single-season history), 2,718 passing yards (No. September 10, 2018. The official 2020 Football Roster for the Appalachian State University Mountaineers BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Zac Thomas passed for 279 yards and matched his career high with four touchdown passes as Appalachian State defeated … 2017: Appeared in four games as the No. Latest on Appalachian State Mountaineers quarterback Zac Thomas including complete game-by-game stats on ESPN Chose App State over Ga. Southern, Arkansas State, Georgia State, ULM, South Alabama, Troy, Middle Tennessee, So. 4 in school history) 4,790 Zac Thomas - Football - App State Athletics Skip To Main Content He is accurate, he can crush you with his feet, and he is a proven winner. }).render("bb96ad3fa3274bd9b3b8932a057f1f33"); App State quarterback Zac Thomas was knocked out of the game on the opening series for the Mountaineers (5-2, 3-1). App State QB Zac Thomas was helped off the field and looked to be in distress after this absolutely dirty hit. We call them diamonds in the rough. Even with solid numbers, Thomas has had to make adjustments to the new offense. The App State quarterback has been super impressive over the past couple years. The App State team is on the rise and has to be the favorite to win the Sun-Belt. Thomas was a constant threat to run out of the pocket, but he said the Mountaineers’ new offense will have him trying to get the ball to App State’s receivers. 67 total TDs passing/running/receiving (No. playerId: "67822575-a4f4-4fe4-9ca3-7a0abddbdd6f" October 23, 2020 GMT. The use of software that blocks ads hinders our ability to serve you the content you came here to enjoy. 1 of 6. Thomas … 16 Coastal Carolina. By RadioguyAC @RadioGuyAC Sep 9, 2018, 12:00pm EDT Most passing TDs in a game (four, twice in 2019) CAREER STATS ENTERING 2020: That is super impressive, the kid is a winner, he is accurate, and he is productive. 23 App State eyeing Sun Belt title again. Also had an 18-yard run in that game. 10 in school history) He finished the season with 2,718 passing yards and ended the year with 3,158 all purpose yards. 10) while leading App State to a 13-1 record … With seven rushing touchdowns, totaled 35 touchdowns (No. 2018 Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year. 7) and 3,158 total yards (No. Remember Thomas when it comes time for the NFL Draft. Fantasy Doctors | Austin Ekeler Injury Update | How serious is his thigh injury? 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