Maurice Thomas
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Maurice  Thomas
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Oxford, Ohio

High School:
Talawanda

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 182

Position:
Running Back

2016: Third-team All-MAC as a kick returner … played in 11 games, making 1 start … recorded 258 yards rushing on 37 carries for an average of 7.0 yards per carry … added 11 catches for 105 yards on the season … had nine carries for 60 yards at Iowa … had seven carries for 82 yards in a win at Eastern Michigan … also served as the team’s main kick returner, averaging 24.2 yards per return … had a 94-yard return at Cincinnati, the longest play in Miami football history to not result in a touchdown.

2015: Played in eight games, starting one ... totaled 206 yards rushing on 18 attempts ... had a season-long run of 77 yards in a win over Eastern Michigan, also posting a season-high in total rush yards with 80 ... also recorded one catch for 17 yards ... returned 27 kickoffs for a total of 467 yards, with a long of 54 yards.

High School: Attended Talawanda High School ... rushed for over 300 yards on three different occasions, including an Ohio High School Athletic Association state record 414 yards during his senior season ... finished the season with 2,780 yards rushing and 31 touchdowns ... his season total for rushing yards ranks 17th all-time in the state ... was named the Division III all-state first-team ... named 2014 AP Southwest Ohio Division III Player of the Year ... rushed for 4,749 yards and 65 touchdowns in his career.

Personal: Full name -- Maurice Thomas ... born Aug. 21, 1996 ... son of Michelle and Randi Malcolm Thomas ... majoring in Sport Leadership & Management.

Career Highs:
Rushes: 9 at Iowa (9/3/16)
Rushing Yards: 82 at Eastern Michigan (10/29/16)
Touchdowns: None
Long: 77 vs. Eastern Michigan (11/7/15)
Receptions: 3 vs. EIU (9/10/16)
Receiving YardsL: 37 vs. EIU (9/10/16)