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Shamarko Thomas
S #29
Height:
5-9
Weight:
217
Age:
23
College:
Syracuse
Hometown:
Virginia Beach, VA
Experience:
2

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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 29 22 7 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2014 PIT 2 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 PIT 14 2 29 22 7 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 CLE W 30-27 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 @BAL L 6-26 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

PRO (14-2/0-0): Shamarko Thomas was drafted by the Steelers with the first of two selections in the fourth round (79th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

PRO (14-2/0-0): Shamarko Thomas was drafted by the Steelers with the first of two selections in the fourth round (79thoverall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

2013 (14-2): Saw action in 14 games, making two starts in his rookie season…inactive due to an ankle injury 11/17 vs. Detroit and 11/24 at Cleveland...totaled 22 tackles on defense and seven on special teams (two, 12/22 at Green Bay, and one, 9/8 vs. Tennessee, 9/29 vs. Minnesota, 10/20 vs. Baltimore, 11/3 at New England and 12/15 vs. Cincinnati).

  • 9/8 vs. Tennessee: Made his NFL debut…recorded his first career tackle on defense and on special teams.
  • 9/22 vs. Chicago: Made his first career NFL start.
  • 11/3 at New England: Totaled a career-high eight tackles.
  • 11/10 vs. Buffalo: Left the game in the second quarter with a left ankle injury and did not return.

COLLEGE: Shamarko Thomas started 39-of-48 games at strong safety…posted 263 tackles, 16.5 TFLs and four sacks…gained 27 yards on two interception returns and deflected four other passes…forced four fumbles and recovered three others…majored in child and family studies and was enrolled in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics. 2012: Named All-American third-team by The NFL Draft Report and the team co-captain was a consensus All-Big East Conference first team selection, in addition to earning Eastern College Athletic Conference Division I All-Star recognition…started all 13 games, as he led the team with a career-high 88 tackles, added a six-yard sack and 3.5 TFLs…ranked third in the league with three forced fumbles and had one fumble recovery…gained 27 yards on the first two interceptions for his career. 2011: Named All-Big East second-team by The NFL Draft Report, as he ranked third on the squad with 67 tackles…started 10 games…added three TFLs, three QB pressures and one pass breakup. 2010: Started nine of the 13 games he appeared in at strong safety…ranked fourth on the team with 67 tackles…added two sacks and 3.5 TFLs…deflected three passes and recorded one fumble recovery. 2009: A member of ESPN.com’s All-Big East Conference freshman team…played in 12 games, starting seven contests…registered 41 tackles, a 10-yard sack and 6.5 TFLs…also forced one fumble and had one fumble recovery.

PERSONAL: Shamarko Thomas attended Ocean Lakes High School (Virginia Beach, Va.)…was a two-sport standout, excelling in track and football…led the team with 77 tackles and five interceptions as a junior…as a senior, was named All-State, All-Region and All-Tidewater first-team, as the two-time All-District selection would go on to set school records in career tackles, interceptions and defensive touchdowns…in his final season, recorded a team-high 102 tackles, six interceptions, 11 pass deflections and one blocked field goal as a team captain…led the squad to a 12-1 record on the way to garnering squad defensive MVP honors…concluded his gridiron prep career by playing for the United States team that won the 2009 IFAF Junior World Championship…in track, earned All-State honors competing in the 100-meter dash and as the anchor of the 4 x 100 relay that placed seventh in Virginia…son of Abdul Shabazz and Ebeth Shabazz…Full name: Shamarko Lanell Thomas.

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  • 2nd Year Status: Shamarko Thomas

    (2:21) Posted Aug 15, 2014

    As safety Shamarko Thomas begins his second year with the Pittsburgh Steelers, he is expected to make major contributions on the field. Missi Matthews, Bob Labriola, and Mike Prisuta detail his keys to success in 2014.

  • Update: Steelers-Bills Joint Practice

    (1:33) Posted Aug 13, 2014

    The Steelers and Bills held their first joint practice at Saint Vincent College.

  • LIVE: Status of the 2013 Draft Class

    Posted Aug 12, 2014

    Bob Labriola, Missi Matthews, and Mike Prisuta break down each member of the Steelers' 2013 draft class, and their status as they prepare to enter the 2014 season.

  • Training with Troy

    (01:45) Posted Aug 11, 2014

    Shamarko Thomas and Troy Polamalu talk about the week they spent training together in California prior to training camp.