Rodney Thomas Athlete Profile | The Official Site of BYU Athletics

Rodney Thomas Athlete Profile

#3 Rodney Thomas

Rodney Thomas
Position: Defensive Back Height: 5-11 Weight: 195 Roster Years: 1984-1987 Hometown: Chaffey, CA Last School: Chaffey High School


  • 1986 AP Honorable Mention


Father is Kader...recruited by Oregon.

Before BYU

A three-sport letterman at Chaffey High...captain of the football team...voted best offensive back...chosen MVP on basketball team...most outstanding sprinter on track team...coached by Ray Stark.

1984 | Freshman Year

Played some with the varsity.

1985 | Sophomore Year

Started at corner...had a pass interception in each of the first three games, including one in the endzone against UCLA...led the team with five interceptions and seven pass deflections...defensive back of the game vs. UCLA, Temple, Colorado State, Utah State and Utah.

1986 | Junior Year

First-team All-WAC...honorable mention All-America, AP...had two interceptions, one being a 36-yard return for a TD vs. Utah State which broke open a close game...defensive back of the week vs. Utah State and Oregon State.

1987 | Senior Year

Fifth-round draft pick by the Miami Dolphis ... played in the Senior Bowl ... Secont-team All-Western Athletic Conference ... had two pass interceptions, a 19-yarder against Wyoming and a 20-yarder for a TD against Utah.