Player Profile: Ricky Thomas
#24 Ricky Thomas
Hometown: New Orleans, La
High School: Dutchtown HS (Blinn JC)
2019 (Jr.): Indiana State: Saw playing time but did not record any stats … Coastal Carolina: Recorded three solo tackles, his most this season … Also matched his career high with one tackle-for-loss … at Boston College: Did not record any statistics in his playing time while in Chestnut Hill … West Virginia: Assisted on one tackle against the Mountaineers … at TCU: Matched his career high in tackles with four in Fort Worth, all of which were solo tackles … Oklahoma: Contributed three tackles (two solo, one assisted) to Kansas’ defensive effort against the nationally ranked Sooners … at Texas: Made three tackles against the nationally ranked Longhorns, two solo and one assisted … Texas Tech: Played, but did not record any stats, in KU’s Homecoming victory over the Red Raiders, 37-34 … Kansas State: Made two solo tackles against the Wildcats in the annual Dillons Sunflower Showdown … at Oklahoma State: Made his 10th appearance of the season for the Jayhawk defense, but did not record any stats while in Stillwater … at Iowa State: Played in his 11th game of the season on defense for the Jayhawks … Notched two solo tackles against the Cyclones … Made his first pass breakup of the season, and his KU career in Ames … Baylor: Picked off a Baylor Bears’ pass toward the end of the second quarter of play, his first interception of the 2019 season and second of his KU career … Also made two solo tackles on Senior Day.
2018 (So.): Played in eight games, starting three at safety … Recorded 11 tackles and one interception … Nicholls: Started at safety in the season-opener … Credited with one tackle … at Central Michigan: Turned in four total tackles and his first-career interception … Rutgers: Credited with one tackle … at Texas Tech: Totaled two tackles … Iowa State: Totaled two tackles including a TFL … at Oklahoma: Recorded one tackle.
Personal: Son of Glenda Jones and Ricky Thomas Sr. . . . Has two brothers: Irvin and Joshua Jones … Plans to major in business management.