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UConn WR Noel Thomas hoping for NFL chance

Will participate in Giants Local Pro Day In each of the past two seasons, the New York Giants have had a player from UConn as part of their rookie class. In 2015, that was wide receiver Geremy Davis, a sixth-round pick. Last season, it was safety Andrew Adams, an undrafted free agent who ended up starting 13 games. Can wide receiver Noel Thomas make it three seasons in a row? The...
Via Big Blue View
April 01, 2017

Noel Thomas Redeems Himself at UConn Pro Day

Noel Thomas made a big step towards improving his draft stock. They call the time leading up to the NFL Draft the “silly season” for a reason. One of the biggest events of the offseason is the NFL Combine, where prospects get a chance to workout in front of NFL scouts. Many players can do a lot to improve their stock, but the obsession with measurements also obscures what a player...
Via The UConn Blog
March 22, 2017

UConn Football: Noel Thomas Jr., Obi Melifonwu Invited to NFL Combine

The NFL released the list of its combine attendees this year. Two UConn Huskies will be making their way to Indianapolis for the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine in safety Obi Melifonwu and wide receiver Noel Thomas. Melifonwu made waves in the Reece’s Senior Bowl, where he earned continuous praise from talent evaluators for making plays on the field along with his impressive athleticism...
Via The UConn Blog
February 15, 2017

Coach's Corner: Evaluating BC-UConn

What are the keys to Eagles-Huskies? Our Boston Globe style look at today's game between North Carolina State and Boston College. UConn (3-7 overall, 1-6 American) at BC (4-6 overall, 1-6 ACC) When:  1:00 PM Where:  Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, MA (44,500) Line:  Westgate Vegas - BC by 8.5, The Book - BC by 10.4 Series history:  Boston College leads 10-0-2, in Chestnut...
Via BC Interruption
November 19, 2016

UCF beats UConn 24-16 to move above .500

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) McKenzie Milton threw for a season-high 317 yards and three touchdowns to lead UCF to a 24-16 win over UConn. The freshman completed 29 of 45 passes and the Knights (4-3, 2-1 American) moved over the .500 mark by scoring 17 unanswered points and holding the Huskies (3-5, 1-4) scoreless in the second half. Arkeel Newsome ran 21 times for 101 yards and Noel...
Via Associated Press
October 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Three Things We Learned From the AAC in Week 7

Navy sits atop the AAC West while USF continues to lead the East division Noel Thomas Is One of the Nation’s Best Wide Receivers You Don’t Hear Much About The first wide receiver that is often mentioned when talking about the American Athletic Conference is East Carolina’s Zay Jones. With the plays he has made and numbers he has compiled, the attention he receives is certainly...
Via Underdog Dynasty
October 17, 2016

UConn scores 20 unanswered points to beat Cincinnati 20-9

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Arkeel Newsome ran for 116 yards and Bryant Shirreffs threw for 224 yards and two touchdowns to lead UConn to a 20-9 win over Cincinnati on Saturday. Noel Thomas made nine catches for 108 yards and a touchdown as the Huskies (3-3, 1-2 American) scored 20 unanswered points and snapped a two-game losing streak. Hayden Moore, coming back from an ankle injury...
Via Associated Press
October 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Time for the UConn Offense to Fly?

UConn’s offense has been struggling for more than a few years. That may be changing soon. Once we move past the negativity surrounding UConn’s loss to Navy, Husky faithful should take solace in the fact that there were many reasons for encouragement on the offensive side of the ball. Even though the Huskies got off to a slow start, they came to life in the second half, with quarterback...
Via The UConn Blog
September 14, 2016

UConn Football Positional Preview: Wide Receivers

Breaking down the Huskies' receiving corps. With UConn football opening the season very soon against Maine, anticipation has been building for many diehard Husky fans. However, UConn's slow-paced, lackluster offensive play over the past few years has struggled to drum up much interest to the more casual fans. That's about to change. The offensive line should be better, quarterback...
Via The UConn Blog
September 01, 2016

Thomas helps Connecticut beat No. 13 Houston 20-17

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Noel Thomas caught two touchdown passes, including a 45-yarder on a trick play in the fourth quarter, and UConn beat No. 13 Houston 20-17 on Saturday. The Huskies held the previously unbeaten Cougars to 318 yards of offense, almost 200 below their season average. Houston quarterback Kyle Postma, playing in place of Heisman hopeful Greg Ward Jr., threw...
Via Associated Press
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

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