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Name: Zac Thomas 
College: Appalachian State     Number: 12
Height: 6-1   Weight: 205
Position: QB  Pos2: FS/SS
Class/Draft Year: rSr/2021

40 Low: 4.52
   40 Time: 4.59
  40 High: 4.67
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Height: 6005
Weight: 205

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Dates: 04/01/21
Hand: 08 3/4  Arm: 31 1/2
Wingspan: 75 1/4

Height: 6005
Weight: 205
40 Yrd Dash: 4.59
20 Yrd Dash: 2.65
10 Yrd Dash: 1.64
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Vertical Jump: 30
Broad Jump: 09'07"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.35
3-Cone Drill: 7.08

40 Time Range: 4.56-4.61/Projected 4.56/-5 LBs/No Bench-Choice
 

 



 Data Scout Notes: 2020: 3rdC…POPOYC/P1stC/PManning/PMaxwell/POBrien...2019: 3rdC...P2ndDS/PWCamp/P1stC/PMaxwell/POBrien...3rd team All-Sun Belt w/225-359-2718-28-6-62.7 pass, 104-440-4.2-7 rush in 14 gms in '19. Sun Belt OFF POY, 2nd team All-Sun Belt w/159-254-2039-21-6-62.6 pass, 92-504-5.5-10 rush, 1-8-8.0-1 rec in 12 gms, missed 1 gm due to injury in '18. Backup w/6-10-33-0-0-60.0 pass, 8-45-5.6-0 rush in 4 gms in '17. Redshirted in '16.

 Zac Thomas, Appalachian State, Player News


  Appalachian State completed a 9-3 season with a 56-28 win over North Texas State in the Myrtle Beach Bowl on Monday. Starting quarterback Zac Thomas, who threw for 20 touchdowns with 11 interceptions this season while completing 63.7% of his passes, declared for the NFL draft on Tuesday. That leaves the Mountaineers in need of an experienced quarterback next season. Brice intends to take advantage of that opportunity. - Herald Sun

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  2020 ALL-SUN BELT CONFERENCE THIRD TEAM: Zac Thomas, App State, QB,...In receiving All-Sun Belt recognition in each of his three years as a starter, Thomas ended the 2020 regular season with a 31-6 record - good for the second-most wins among active FBS quarterbacks. He ranks third in the league in passing efficiency this season. - Appalachian State Football

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  Zac Thomas passed for 279 yards and matched his career high with four touchdown passes as Appalachian State defeated Troy 47-10 on Saturday, rebounding from a loss at No. 16 Coastal Carolina. The Mountaineers (7-2, 5-1) have not lost back-to-back games since 2017. The win keeps Appalachian State in second place behind unbeaten Coastal Carolina, which clinched the Sun Belt Conference Eastern Division on Saturday.

App State's Camerun Peoples broke loose for a 63-yard TD run less than three minutes into the game and the Mountaineers added two more scores 49 seconds apart to take a 21-0 lead after a quarter. Thomas fired a 15-yard scoring pass to Malik Williams, and Steven Jones picked off a Gunnar Watson pass on the next play from scrimmage, returning it 34 yards for a pick-six. Thomas was 22-for-29 passing and threw four touchdowns for the fourth time, Peoples gained 95 yards on 10 carries and Williams had seven receptions for a career-high 113 yards. Thomas is 30-5 as a starter, second among active quarterbacks in the FBS. - Appalachian State/AP College Football


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  Zac Thomas threw for three touchdowns, Daetrich Harrington ran for 113 yards and Appalachian State pulled away from Texas State for a 38-17 win on Saturday. It's the seventh straight season in which Appalachian State has put together a four-game win streak. Tyler Vitt put the Bobcats on the scoreboard first when he threw a 75-yard touchdown catch-and-run to Javen Banks just 44 seconds into the game. The Mountaineers (5-1, 3-0 Sun Belt Conference) responded with a seven-play, 72-yard scoring drive that ended with Thomas throwing a 32-yard touchdown pass to Miller Gibbs. With 64 seconds left before the end of the first quarter, Brendan Harrington picked off Vitt, returned it 49 yards for the score and App State never trailed again. Vitt threw for a pair of touchdowns but was intercepted twice. Jahmyl Jeter had 135 yards rushing on 11 carries for Texas State (1-8, 1-4). - AP College Football

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  OCT 26 SUN BELT CO-OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Zac Thomas, App State,...Zac Thomas accounted for a career high-tying five touchdowns in leading the Mountaineers to a 45-17 Sun Belt-opening win against Arkansas State. He completed 16 of 23 passes for 216 yards and a career high-tying four touchdowns, while rushing for a career-high 82 yards and another score on the ground. With top receiver Thomas Hennigan limited and another starter, Jalen Virgil, out due to injury, Thomas spread the ball around to seven different receivers.

Up 31-17 late in the third quarter and facing a third-and-14 scenario that would put the Red Wolves in position to get the ball back, Thomas sprinted up the middle for a big gain, made a hard right cut and stayed in bounds along the sideline before making a Superman-style dive into the front-right pylon for a 60-yard score to put App State ahead by 21 again. Thomas won his 26th game in 30 tries as App State's starting QB. His 26 wins rank No. 2 among active FBS quarterbacks. - Sun Belt Football


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  Zac Thomas tied a career high with four passing touchdowns and he added a 60-yard rushing score to lead Appalachian State past Arkansas State 45-17 on Thursday night. Appalachian State scored 24 unanswered points in the first half to take a 31-7 lead at halftime. Thomas connected with freshman Christian Wells for a 46-yard score and Daetrich Harrington rushed for a 55-yard TD. Thomas also had passing touchdowns of 5, 16, and 20 yards. Thomas' TD run was two yards short of tying the longest run of his career, set in 2018 against Arkansas State.

Harrington carried it 18 times for 137 yards and a touchdown for Appalachian State (3-1, 1-0 Sun Belt Conference). Malik Williams made six catches for 78 yards and a TD, and Wells scored on both of his receptions. Appalachian State's defense had two interceptions and six sacks. Logan Bonner was 13-of-25 passing for 117 yards and Layne Hatcher added 178 yards on nine completions for Arkansas State (3-3, 1-2). Freshman Lincoln Pare rushed for a 48-yard touchdown to pull the Red Wolves to 31-17 with 2:08 remaining in the third quarter. - AP College Football


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  2020 PRESEASON ALL-SUN BELT CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM (COACHES): QB - Zac Thomas, App State,...App State's 10 selections on the two All-Sun Belt teams tied for the league lead, and it accounted for nearly one-third of the 22 spots reserved for first-team offensive and defensive players. Thomas accounted for 35 touchdowns (28 passing) and 3,158 total yards (2,718 passing) last season. - Appalachian State Football

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  2020 PRESEASON SUN BELT OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES): Zac Thomas (App State, Senior),...Thomas led the Mountaineers to the 2018 and 2019 Sun Belt championships and back-to-back New Orleans Bowl titles. He was named the game's MVP in 2018. Last year, Thomas was 225-for-359 for 2,718 yards, 28 TDs and 6 INTs, while rushing for 440 yard and 7 TDs. - Sun Belt Football

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  2020 MANNING AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Zac Thomas, Sr., Appalachian State,...Thomas has a 22-3 record as a starter after leading App State to a 13-1 record and top-20 final ranking in 2019. Before his junior season, he placed second in the passing skills competition as a summer counselor at the Manning Passing Academy. Thomas accounted for 35 touchdowns (28 passing) and 3,158 total yards (2,718 passing) last season, increasing his career totals to 67 total TDs (49 passing) and 5,779 total yards (4,790 passing). - Appalachian State Football

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  2020 PRESEASON MAXWELL AWARD WATCH LIST: QB Zac Thomas, Appalachian State,...Already a candidate for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award, Thomas is one of 10 quarterbacks from a Group of Five program on the Maxwell list. He has a 22-3 record as a starter after leading App State to a 13-1 record and top-20 final ranking in 2019. Thomas accounted for 35 touchdowns (28 passing) and 3,158 total yards (2,718 passing) last season, increasing his career totals to 67 total TDs (49 passing) and 5,779 total yards (4,790 passing). - Appalachian State Football

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  2020 PRESEASON DAVEY O'BRIEN AWARD WATCH LIST: Zac Thomas, Appalachian State,...Thomas has a 22-3 record as a starter after leading App State to a 13-1 record and top-20 final ranking in 2019. He accounted for 35 touchdowns (28 passing) and 3,158 total yards (2,718 passing) last season, increasing his career totals to 67 total TDs (49 passing) and 5,779 total yards (4,790 passing). - Appalachian State Football

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  In an effort to trim its yearly budget of around $25 million by roughly 20% to combat COVID-19 losses, App State first cut three men's sports: indoor track and field, soccer and tennis. Another step came June 12, when Chancellor Sheri Everts announced the athletics department would go through mandatory furloughs. The Journal followed with a Freedom of Information Act request this week regarding potential furloughs. The chancellor's office said all full-time employees will be affected by this plan, a total of 106 people who will see their work schedules affected. The hope is that it will save the athletics department approximately $535,000, according to App State chief communications office Megan Hayes.

"By implementing furloughs, it is our goal to protect as many jobs as possible as we navigate the financial consequences of this pandemic," Everts said in her update. Work hours will be reduced for most athletics workers during this time frame. Hayes said that athletics employees would be furloughed one-to-four days per month pending on each individual's compensation level. A smaller group of employees will face continuous furloughs, but those will be limited to a shorter period of time. - Winston-Salem Journal


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  2019 ALL-SUN BELT THIRD TEAM (COACHES): Zac Thomas, Appalachian State (RJr., QB, Trussville, Ala.),...Zac Thomas has totaled 31 touchdowns, including 24 passing, and just six interceptions while throwing for 2,427 yards. App State outscored Georgia State and Troy by a combined 104-40 in the Mountaineers' last two road games, and he threw four touchdown passes and rushed for one touchdown in each of those wins. - Appalachian State Football

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  DEC 2 SUN BELT OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Zac Thomas, Appalachian State (Junior, QB, Trussville, Ala.),...Appalachian State senior quarterback Zac Thomas returned to his home state and produced a career night in leading App State to a 48-13 win at Troy in both teams' regular-season finale. Thomas set or tied career highs with 326 passing yards, 28 completions (28 of 34), four touchdown passes and five total TDs (one rushing). Rarely misfiring all night, Thomas and the Mountaineers scored on passes of 44, 8, 6 and 25 yards to go with his 5-yard TD run. No other Sun Belt player accounted for five touchdowns this weekend. Thomas and App State finished off the best regular-season overall record (11-1) and road record (6-0) in Sun Belt history. - Sun Belt Football

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  Zac Thomas passed for 326 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for a fifth score to lead No. 22 Appalachian State to a 48-13 romp over Troy on Friday night in the regular-season finale. The win assured the Mountaineers (11-1, 7-1 Sun Belt Conference) of hosting the league title game against Louisiana next Saturday. Thomas, Darrynton Evans, Thomas Hennigan and others all delivered big plays for Appalachian State, which reached the end zone on each of its first five possessions against the Trojans (5-7, 3-5). Thomas was 28-of-34 passing with his final attempt a 25-yard scoring strike to Evans to start the fourth quarter. He had a 12-yard touchdown run.

Evans also scored on runs of 52 and 9 yards and gained 82 yards. Hennigan gained 140 yards on 11 catches and Malik Williams caught two short touchdown passes. Appalachian State led 34-13 at halftime. The Mountaineers had two apparent touchdown passes negated by penalties on the final drive before the half, which ended with an interception, but didn't punt until well into the third quarter. The Trojans needed to win to become bowl eligible but fell behind 20-3 in the first 10 minutes. Kaleb Barker passed for 281 yards with an interception, going 24 of 41. But the Trojans had just nine rushing yards entering the fourth and finished with 35. - AP College Football


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  Zac Thomas passed for four touchdowns and ran for another, Darrynton Evans had 131 yards rushing and a score, and Appalachian State beat Georgia State 56-27 on Saturday night. Thomas was 19-of-31 passing for 256 yards with an interception and added 52 yards rushing on six carries. Corey Sutton had 173 yards receiving and three touchdowns - both career highs - for Appalachian State (9-1, 5-1 Sun Belt Conference). Destin Coates scored on a 67-yard run and, less than a minute later, Chris Bacon's 34-yard pick-6 gave Georgia State (6-4, 3-3) a 21-7 lead with 1:38 left in the first quarter but the Mountaineers scored the next 49 points.

Sutton answered with a 20-yard TD catch 89 seconds later, Thomas scored on a 3-yard run and Shaun Jolly returned an interception 30 yards for a touchdown to give Appalachian State its first lead before a 1-yard touchdown run by Evans made it 35-21 at halftime. Raykwon Anderson scored on a 5-yard run to give the Mountaineers a 56-21 lead with 11 minutes left in the game. Coates finished with 97 yards rushing for Georgia State. - Appalachian State/AP College Football


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  Appalachian State just keeps adding to its rich, college football history. The small school champions that took down mighty Michigan in the Big House 12 years ago has now beaten two Power Five programs - and its first Southeastern Conference opponent - after a 20-15 victory at South Carolina on Saturday night. "Yeah, definitely means a lot," said Zac Thomas, the Mountaineers junior quarterback. "It's remarkable coming from a Group of Five conference. A lot of people don't do that. It makes you feel good." Thomas ran for a 1-yard touchdown and safety Nicholas Ross scored on a 20-yard interception return for a 20-15 win at South Carolina, the program's second Power Five win this season.

Chandler Staton added field goals of 40 and 47 yards and Appalachian State's defense held off the Gamecocks' late rally. Appalachian State's time in the college football spotlight looked finished after last week as it lost its national ranking, its undefeated start and a chance at the Cotton Bowl with a 24-21 home loss to Georgia Southern. Instead, they bounced back the best way possible and added this Power Five takedown to their to their 34-31 victory at North Carolina on Sept. 21. The Gamecocks (4-6) rallied from 20-9 down in the final quarter on Bryan Edwards' 23-yard touchdown with 2:58 left and drove to the App State 11 in the final seconds. But Ryan Hilinski pass to Edwards in the end zone was too high, touching off the latest improbable celebration for the Mountaineers. "This team is something special," Mountaineers tight end Collin Reed said. "We've been building for a long time." - Appalachian State/AP College Football


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  No. 21 Appalachian State has proven to be explosive on offensive and opportunistic on special teams this season. On Saturday, at a rain-soaked Ladd-Peebles Stadium, the Mountaineers relied on a dominating defense to roll to a 30-3 victory over South Alabama. Appalachian State (7-0, 4-0 Sun Belt) took a 23-0 lead with 3:45 left in the third quarter. At that point, South Alabama had not run a play beyond midfield and had gained only 43 yards and one first down on 32 offensive snaps. "I thought our defense played unbelievable today and held them in check all day," Appalachian State coach Eli Drinkwitz said. "It really allowed us offensively to kind of find ourselves. We struggled converting third downs and really didn't play solid enough offensively, but we played well enough to win and we'll be on to the next one."

Offensively, Zac Thomas had a successful return to his home state. The reigning Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year passed for 132 yards, including a 19-yard TD to Thomas Hennigan, without a turnover. The Hewitt-Trussville High School graduate has led the Mountaineers to 13 consecutive victories, which trailed only Clemson and Ohio State entering the game. The Jaguars (1-7, 0-4) were held to a season-low 139 total yards. The previous low was 190 in a loss to UAB. South Alabama avoided the first home shutout in school history with a 37-yard field goal by Frankie Onate with 5:43 remaining. - Appalachian State/AP College Football


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  Appalachian State coach Eli Drinkwitz has a daily reminder for his football team: Do it better than it has ever been done before. The Mountaineers are working on that. Zac Thomas threw for 214 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score and No. 24 Appalachian State beat Louisiana-Monroe 52-7 on Saturday for the Mountaineers' first victory as a Top 25 team. The win helped bury the memory of getting blown out by Georgia Southern 34-14 last year just five days after breaking into the AP poll at No. 25, as well as avenge a heartbreaking 52-45 loss to Louisiana-Monroe in the last meeting in 2017. Drinkwitz said he made his players "well aware" of both losses after posting motivational material all over the team's building, including on the players' lockers. "We were motivated to write our own history and to always compete and do it better than it has ever done before," said Drinkwitz, who remained unbeaten in his first year as Mountaineers coach.

With the win Appalachian State will become the first Sun Belt conference team ever to be ranked in consecutive weeks. Darrynton Evans added 177 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns to help Appalachian State extend the nation's third-longest winning streak to 12 games. Only Clemson (22) and Ohio State (13) have longer active streaks. Appalachian State (6-0, 3-0 Sun Belt) entered the game as one of 12 unbeaten FBS teams in the country, and rattled off 31 straight points in the first half after spotting the Warhawks a 7-0 lead. - Appalachian State/AP College Football


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  Thomas has been an effective runner for the Mountaineers all season and had 59 yards on six carries and a touchdown against ULM. He also wisely slid to avoid contact on a number of occasions, which has kept him from taking big hits. "Last I took a lot of dumb hits and I put myself out of the game against Georgia Southern," Thomas said. "Just watching how I played last year and taking the hits that I was taking that were unnecessary. I'm less sore." - AP College Football

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  OCT 14/WEEK 7 SUN BELT OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Zac Thomas, Appalachian State (Junior, Quarterback, Trussville, Ala.),...Zac Thomas, Appalachian State senior quarterback, scored both of the Mountaineers’ touchdowns in leading App State to a 17-7 road win over Louisiana. The junior QB was an efficient 11-for-17 passing for 147 yards and was a difference maker with his feet, rushing for 63 yards on 15 carries including a pair of 7-yard touchdown runs. His first score capped a seven-play, 95-yard drive in the first quarter. His naked bootleg score with 1:55 left in the game capped a decisive 19-play, 97-yard drive that took 10:11 off the clock and proved to be the game’s final points. Thomas led the Mountaineers to their 11th straight victory overall and a 2-0 start in Sun Belt play. - Sun Belt Football

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  Zac Thomas scored twice on 7-yard sneaks, the last coming with 1:56 remaining, and Appalachian State beat Louisiana-Lafayette 17-7 on Wednesday night in a rematch of the Sun Belt championship game. Appalachian State (5-0, 2-0 Sun Belt) broke a tie with Florida for the third-longest active winning streak in the FBS with 11, trailing Ohio State (12) and Clemson (20). Both of Thomas' touchdown runs capped 95-plus yard drives.

He opened the scoring in the first quarter with a run to the left side of the end zone on a 95-yard drive and capped it with a 19-play, 97-yarder.Thomas completed 11 of 17 passes for 147 yards and had 15 rushes for 63 yards. Darrynton Evans added 69 yards on the ground as the Mountaineers rushed for 196 yards on 53 carries. Levi Lewis threw for 131 yards and a touchdown for Louisiana-Lafayette (4-2, 1-1). ULL tied it at 7 with eight second left in the first half as Lewis found fullback Nick Ralston open over the middle for a 14-yard score. - AP College Football


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  Zach Thomas passed for two touchdowns, Darrynton Evans and Marc Williams rushed for two touchdowns each and Appalachian State opened Sun Belt Conference play with a 56-37 win over Coastal Carolina on Saturday night. The Mountaineers (4-0) scored two touchdowns late in the first half to open a 35-21 lead and the Chanticleers (3-2) never recovered after giving up the first score of the second half.

The game was delayed by lightning for two hours late in first quarter. Shortly after play resumed Coastal Carolina scored to tie the game at 14. They swapped touchdowns after that before Williams scored on a 1-yard plunge to cap a quick 77-yard drive for a 28-21 lead with 1:59 to play. Then good coverage and a forced fumble pinned Coastal Carolina at its 3. A quick three-and-out, a short punt with a 12-yard return set up the Mountaineers They scored in three plays, using just 36 seconds for the halftime lead. The balanced Mountaineers had 239 yards of offense with Thomas going 19 of 23 for 246 yards. Fred Payton threw for 240 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more for Coastal Carolina, which had 393 yards. - Appalachian State/AP College Football


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  Zac Thomas threw a pair of touchdowns and ran for another as Appalachian State ran up a huge second-half lead to beat East Tennessee State 42-7 in a season opener on Saturday. Thomas, who finished with 150 yards passing, took Appalachian State 84 yards in 13 plays on the team's second drive, capping it with a 1-yard run for a touchdown with 2:58 left in the first quarter. He connected with Malik Williams from six yards for another score late in the second and the Mountaineers took a 14-0 lead into halftime.

The Mountaineers opened the floodgates in the second half, scoring on four-consecutive drives starting with Darrynton Evans' 13-yard touchdown dash and Thomas' 31-yard scoring pass to Thomas Hennigan for a 28-7 lead at the end of the third. They added two more scores in the fourth, on a 15-yard run by Jalen Virgil and a 17-yard throw to Christian Wells from backup QB Jacob Huesman. It was the Mountaineers first win under new head coach, Eliah Drinkwitz. Trey Mitchell threw for 117 yards and the Bucs only score. Quay Holmes had 68 yards rushing on 19 carries. - AP College Football


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  2019 PRESEASON PHIL STEELE/DRAFT SCOUT FBS G5 SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICAN: Zac Thomas, Appalachian State, Jr.,...Thomas' QBR of 79.8 in 2018 ranks ninth nationally among returning FBS quarterbacks. The Sun Belt's reigning Offensive Player of the Year, he completed his first season as an App State starter with 2,039 passing yards, 504 rushing yards and a combined 32 touchdowns (21 through the air, 10 as a runner and one as a receiver). - Appalachian State Football

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  2019 PRESEASON WALTER CAMP PLAYER OF YEAR PLAYERS TO WATCH: Zac Thomas, QB, Junior, Appalachian State,...Thomas is one of only five players from a Group of Five program on the list. He already has been named to the preseason watch lists for the Maxwell Award, another national player of the year honor, and the Davey O'Brien Award, which is presented annually to the nation's best college quarterback. Thomas' QBR of 79.8 in 2018 ranks ninth nationally among returning FBS quarterbacks. The Sun Belt's reigning Offensive Player of the Year, he completed his first season as an App State starter with 2,039 passing yards, 504 rushing yards and a combined 32 touchdowns (21 through the air, 10 as a runner and one as a receiver). - Appalachian State Football

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  2019 PRESEASON SUN BELT FIRST TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): QB - Zac Thomas (Appalachian State, Junior),...A league-best eight first-team selections from Appalachian State highlighted the preseason All-Sun Belt football teams announced by the league office Thursday. Thomas completed his first season as an App State starter in 2018 with 2,039 passing yards, 504 rushing yards and a combined 31 touchdowns (21 through the air). - Appalachian State Football

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  2019 PRESEASON MAXWELL AWARD CANDIDATE: QB Zac Thomas, Appalachian State,...Thomas' QBR of 79.8 in 2018 ranks ninth nationally among returning FBS quarterbacks. The Sun Belt's reigning Offensive Player of the Year, he completed his first season as an App State starter with 2,039 passing yards, 504 rushing yards and a combined 31 touchdowns (21 through the air). - Appalachian State Football

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  The Appalachian State Mountaineers and Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns are the favorites to win the 2019 Sun Belt Conference Football East and West Divisions, respectively, as voted on by the league’s 10 head coaches. The Sun Belt released the preseason poll Thursday in advance of the Sun Belt’s annual media day that begins Sunday, July 21. For the second consecutive season, the Sun Belt will continue with a Divisional format to determine a champion. The Championship Game will be played at the site of the divisional team with the best overall conference winning percentage on December 7, 2019.

Additionally, Appalachian State was picked as the overall favorite to win the Championship title in a vote that included selected members of the media, along with the 10 football head coaches. The Mountaineers head into the 2019 season looking to repeat as East Division and overall Sun Belt Champions. App State claimed the inaugural Sun Belt Championship with a 30-19 win over Louisiana. App brings back 20 starters (10 offense; seven defense; three special teams), including 2018 Offensive Player of the Year, Zac Thomas. Thomas accounted for 32 total touchdowns in 2018 (21 pass, 10 rush, 1 receiving) as the Mountaineers led the league in scoring at 37.3 points per game. - Sun Belt Football


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  2019 PRESEASON DAVEY O'BRIEN NATIONAL QUARTERBACK AWARD WATCH LIST: Zac Thomas, Appalachian State, Jr., 6-1, 210, Trussville, Ala.,...Thomas is one of nine juniors and eight Group of Five conference quarterbacks on the list. Earlier this week, he was named to the watch list for the Maxwell Award, which is given to America's College Player of the Year. Thomas' QBR of 79.8 in 2018 ranks ninth nationally among returning FBS quarterbacks.

The Sun Belt's reigning Offensive Player of the Year, he completed his first season as an App State starter with 2,039 passing yards, 504 rushing yards and a combined 31 touchdowns (21 through the air). Thomas recently served as a counselor at the prestigious Manning Passing Academy, where he placed second in the passing competition. - Appalachian State football


(DS#18 QB) rSr/2021 QB Zac ThomasAppalachian State
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