Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 9-1-10: #29 TE, #490/750 Overall, 2010: Thomas, a first team All-Big Sky Conference selection in 2010, had 29 receptions for 453 yards and two touchdowns in 2010. It was his first year of collegiate football after playing four seasons for the Portland State basketball team...Basketball: Familiar to Viking fans for a different reason - he starred on the Viking basketball team for four seasons... set school records for career games played (121), career wins (78), career field goals percentage (.663)... also participated on two Big Sky Champion teams and two NCAA Tournaments (2008 and 2009)... twice named to the Big Sky All-Tournament team... made game-winning dunk with 3.5 seconds left to play in beating Montana State for the 2009 Big Sky Tournament Championship... averaged 10.8 points, 5.9 rebounds and and shot a school-record .671 from the field as a senior.
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Draft Scout Julius Thomas News
09/07/12 - TE Julius Thomas is the Broncos' only reserve tight end behind Joel Dreessen and Jacob Tamme. The Broncos made heavy use of two-tight end formations during training camp, so if injury strikes, Thomas -- who is still not 100 percent after undergoing March ankle surgery -- is the Broncos' only insurance.
09/05/12 - TE Julius Thomas is the Broncos' only reserve tight end behind Joel Dreessen and Jacob Tamme. The Broncos made heavy use of two-tight end formations during training camp, so if injury strikes, Thomas -- who is still not 100 percent after undergoing March ankle surgery -- is the Broncos' only insurance.
05/31/12 - TE Julius Thomas spent recent practices moving around the sideline in a walking boot after undergoing ankle surgery in late March. He is expected back for training camp.
04/12/12 - TE Julius Thomas underwent surgery to repair injured ankle ligaments. Thomas had been working out informally with QB Peyton Manning, but had dealt with ankle problems stemming from a severe high ankle sprain he incurred in Week 2 last season. Thomas will be ready for training camp, but his status for organized team activities, which begin in May, is up in the air.