Two-sport star in football and track and field. Football: Signed with the 49ers on Feb. 1, 2012 as a member of the 49ers first-ever recruiting class. Was the first signee in school history. His National Letter of Intent was received via fax with a 7:02 timestamp on Wednesday morning, Feb. 1 ... served a red-shirt season in 2012-13 as 49ers prepared for 2013 inaugural season. 2013: Played in eight games, including historic first game, Aug. 31, vs. Campbell ... made two catches in those eight games, including a four-yard reception and a catch that ended in an 11-yard loss ... earned Athletic Director’s List honors (3.0 GPA or higher) in Fall, 2012.
Charlotte 49ers head coach Brad Lambert on signing of Thomas:
“Will was a successful multi-sport athlete at Topsail High School, excelling in football, basketball and track. Speed kills, so we’re glad he is on our side.”
2013 Track & Field -
Outdoor: Competed during the outdoor season. Indoor: Finished third in the high jump at the Atlantic 10 Championships with a leap of 6’8.25 which was the second-best performance on the team during the season.
An all-conference and all-Area selection who was also a two-time state track and field high jump champion (6’9) .. he helped Bryan Davis-coached Topsail High to an 8-4 record and the Pender County title as a senior ... Averaged 15.5 yards per catch as a wideout who saw time at quarterback and running back, producing over 600 total yards ... Was a defensive back on the opposite side of the ball for the Pirates ... a four-year varsity football player ... Named ECC Track and Field Player of the Year.
Born on March 3, 1993... parents are Michele Thomas and Karen Thomas... siblings are Michelle Shepard, Tatiana Thomas, Angelia Thomas, Lovelee Williams, and Gabe Thomas ... full name is Michele William Antonio Thomas. ... enjoys dirtbiking.