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Josh Thomas
CB #22
Height:
5-11
Weight:
185
College:
Buffalo
Hometown:
Cedar Hill, Texas
Experience:
4
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 42 66 51 15 0 0 11 1 0 0 -- 0
2014 NYJ 1 2 2 0 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2014 SEA 3 -- 0 0 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2013 CAR 13 28 21 7 0 -- 2 1 0 0 -- 0
2012 CAR 16 35 27 8 0 -- 7 -- -- -- -- --
2011 CAR 9 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 42 1 1 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 0
2014 NYJ 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 SEA 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 CAR 13 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0
2012 CAR 16 -- -- 0 -- 1 -- 4 -- -- -- --
2011 CAR 9 -- -- 0 -- 1 -- 0 -- -- -- --
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 42 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2014 NYJ 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 SEA 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 CAR 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2012 CAR 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CAR 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Waived by Carolina (8/30/14)...Claimed off waivers by Carolina (9/4/11)...Waived by Dallas (9/3/11)...Selected in the fifth round (143rd overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft by Dallas (4/30/11).

GP/GS
Career (38/10) [1/0]; 2013 (13/6) [1/0]; 2012 (16/4); 2011 (9/0).

2013
Played in 13 games with six starts and was inactive for three games for Carolina...Posted 28 tackles, one interception and two passes defensed...Contributed to unit that ranked second in the NFL in total defense and points allowed and led the league in sacks while finishing second in rushing defense and sixth in passing defense...Notched four special teams tackles...Credited with one punt return for no yards...Started five of the first six games at cornerback and at Miami (11/24) when the Panthers opened in a nickel defense...Inactive versus the New York Giants (9/22) with a concussion and at Tampa Bay (10/24) and versus Atlanta (11/3)...POSTSEASON: Played in NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12)...At Arizona (10/6): Registered a career-high eight tackles...At Miami (11/24): Recorded first career interception, grabbing a tipped pass by Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

2012
Played in 16 games with starts in the last four at right cornerback for Carolina...Notched 24 tackles and ranked second on the team with seven passes defensed...Contributed to unit that ranked 10th in the NFL in total defense...Logged seven tackles and one fumble recovery on special teams...Vs. Seattle (10/7): Recovered a fumble by Seahawks kick returner Leon Washington on the opening kickoff of the second half...Vs. Atlanta (12/9): Made first NFL start.

2011
Claimed off waivers by Carolina (9/4) after being waived in the final roster cutdown by Dallas (9/3)...Played in the last nine games...Did not play in four games and was inactive for three...Saw limited action as an extra defensive back in nickel and dime packages...Posted one tackle and one fumble recovery on special teams...Originally drafted in the fifth round (143rd overall) by the Cowboys...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/24): Recovered a fumble by Buccaneers kick returner Sammie Stroughter, setting up a touchdown.

COLLEGE
Played in 47 games with 34 starts at Buffalo...Produced 205 tackles, two sacks, five forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, two interceptions and 27 passes defensed...2010 (Sr.): Started 12 games...Intercepted one pass and broke up eight passes while mainly covering the opposing teams' top wide receiver...Recorded 58 tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...2009 (Jr.): Played in 12 games with 10 starts...Ranked second on the Bulls with nine passes defensed...Notched 45 tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...2008 (So.): Played in 12 games with eight starts...Finished second on the team with six passes defensed...Compiled 57 tackles and three forced fumbles...2007 (Fr.): Played in 11 games with four starts...Logged 45 tackles, one interception and four passes defensed.

PERSONAL
Attended Cedar Hill (Texas) HS...Majored in sociology at Buffalo.

TRANSACTIONS
Waived by Carolina (8/30/14)...Claimed off waivers by Carolina (9/4/11)...Waived by Dallas (9/3/11)...Selected in the fifth round (143rd overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft by Dallas (4/30/11).

GP/GS
Career (38/10) [1/0]; 2013 (13/6) [1/0]; 2012 (16/4); 2011 (9/0).

2013
Played in 13 games with six starts and was inactive for three games for Carolina...Posted 28 tackles, one interception and two passes defensed...Contributed to unit that ranked second in the NFL in total defense and points allowed and led the league in sacks while finishing second in rushing defense and sixth in passing defense...Notched four special teams tackles...Credited with one punt return for no yards...Started five of the first six games at cornerback and at Miami (11/24) when the Panthers opened in a nickel defense...Inactive versus the New York Giants (9/22) with a concussion and at Tampa Bay (10/24) and versus Atlanta (11/3)...POSTSEASON: Played in NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12)...At Arizona (10/6): Registered a career-high eight tackles...At Miami (11/24): Recorded first career interception, grabbing a tipped pass by Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

2012
Played in 16 games with starts in the last four at right cornerback for Carolina...Notched 24 tackles and ranked second on the team with seven passes defensed...Contributed to unit that ranked 10th in the NFL in total defense...Logged seven tackles and one fumble recovery on special teams...Vs. Seattle (10/7): Recovered a fumble by Seahawks kick returner Leon Washington on the opening kickoff of the second half...Vs. Atlanta (12/9): Made first NFL start.

2011
Claimed off waivers by Carolina (9/4) after being waived in the final roster cutdown by Dallas (9/3)...Played in the last nine games...Did not play in four games and was inactive for three...Saw limited action as an extra defensive back in nickel and dime packages...Posted one tackle and one fumble recovery on special teams...Originally drafted in the fifth round (143rd overall) by the Cowboys...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/24): Recovered a fumble by Buccaneers kick returner Sammie Stroughter, setting up a touchdown.

COLLEGE
Played in 47 games with 34 starts at Buffalo...Produced 205 tackles, two sacks, five forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, two interceptions and 27 passes defensed...2010 (Sr.): Started 12 games...Intercepted one pass and broke up eight passes while mainly covering the opposing teams' top wide receiver...Recorded 58 tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...2009 (Jr.): Played in 12 games with 10 starts...Ranked second on the Bulls with nine passes defensed...Notched 45 tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...2008 (So.): Played in 12 games with eight starts...Finished second on the team with six passes defensed...Compiled 57 tackles and three forced fumbles...2007 (Fr.): Played in 11 games with four starts...Logged 45 tackles, one interception and four passes defensed.

PERSONAL
Attended Cedar Hill (Texas) HS...Majored in sociology at Buffalo.

 

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