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Who among us has not suffered a Shamarko Thomas moment in life? Taking a header at the end of a 40-yard dash in the NFL Combine (or tripping on one's gown on the way to the stage at the Oscars) is life's way of reminding us we are human---and ultimately fallible,
But Thomas survives...and will prevail in the NFL Draft.
As Frank Perdue of gamedayr.com reminds us, Shamarko Thomas can handle a little physical abuse. At 213 pounds, in fact, the former Syracuse star is poised to dole some out at the next level — and he proved that at the 2013 NFL Combine.
Thomas put up 225 pounds a whopping 28 times, the most reps of any defensive back. He also posted an insanely impressive 40.5-inch vertical leap--- and officially clocked in his 40-yard dash at an explosive 4.42 seconds.
However, it is what happened right after crossing the finish line that is going to make the blogosphere rounds, not Thomas’ spectacular overall Combine performance.The dude bit it hard, taking a ...
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Shamarko Thomas is a strong safety out of Syracuse who turned some heads with an impressive 4.38 40-yard dash time Tuesday at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. At 213 pounds, that’s freakish. He turned even more heads after taking this nasty tumble (courtesy of SBNation).
Syracuse safety Shamarko Thomas only stands 5’9″ 213 lbs, so he needed to have a good combine in order to make an impression. Thomas put up 28 reps on the bench and then got ready for his 40-yard-dash. Thomas was extremely fast running a 4.38 forty, but caught his toe in the turf when he was leaning on to get to the finish line. He was moving so quickly that he had no time...
Shamarko Thomas finished his college career with the Syracuse Orange last season. He started all 13 games at safety, led the team with 88 tackles, and earned First Team All-Big East honors as a senior.On Tuesday, Thomas tried his hand at impressing NFL scouts and coaches by participating in the 40-yard dash. The diminuitive Thomas clocked in at 4.38 in the forty before the turf monster...
One of the 2013 NFL Draft prospects that have been turning head is Syracuse strong safety Shamarko Thomas after running a 4.38 40-yard-dash at the NFL Combine.
However, Thomas also made the blooper reel of the event during one his dashes after he tripped and fell across the finish line:
(Courtesy of It's Always Sunny in Detroit and SB Nation)
Former Syracuse strong safety Shamarko Thomas gave it his all (including his face) at the NFL Combine today during his 40 yard dash. Thomas’ first attempt ended with an unofficial time of 4.38 and an epic face plant.
Don’t feel bad for Thomas because he still posted the fastest 40 time among all defensive backs and complete 28 reps on the 225lb bench press, also leading all...
Former Syracuse star safety Shamarko Thomas had a great 2013 NFL Combine performance, but he will be remembered for this tumble after the 40-yard dash.
The Syracuse Orange are not usually known for their great football players, but just one year after the Patriots drafted Chandler Jones in the first round another Orange player is set to go in the first round after a strong showing at the NFL Scouting Combine. Shamarko Thomas showed of [...]