Virginia Tech Football: Logan Thomas Poised For Another Big Year

Logan Thomas has had a tough career, but the former Virginia Tech football star is turning into a franchise tight end for the Washington Football Team. His second year with the team could be the best of his career if last year was any indication.


Journey with Virginia Tech football

Thomas came to Virginia Tech as a four-star recruit by 247Sports out of Lynchburg, Virginia. 247Sports ranked him the second-best player in Virginia, 52nd nationally, and fourth-best pro-style quarterback in the 2009 Recruiting Class. Thomas redshirted his freshman year and got to watch Tyrod Taylor.

In his second season, he was the backup to Taylor but saw action in seven games. He went 12 for 26 and 107 yards in those seven appearances. Virginia Tech football won the ACC Championship that year.

2011 was the year that he stepped into the starting role for the Hokies. He finished the season with a passer rating of 136, completed 215 of 363 attempts for 2,799 yards and 19 touchdowns. He also rushed for 569 yards on 137 attempts while leading the Hokies to a second straight ACC Championship appearance.

He finished the 2012 season as the team’s leading rusher with 708 yards. He also passed for 2,783 yards for 17 touchdowns and a completion percentage of 52.56%. In 2013, as a redshirt senior, he led the Hokies to an 8-5 record. He finished the season with a 59% pass completion rate, 2848 yards, and 16 touchdowns. He ran for 342 yards and four touchdowns on the season.

His name is written all over the Virginia Tech football record book after his incredible career. He has the most passes attempted (1217), the most passes completed (668), most passing yards in a career (8637), and most touchdown passes in a career (51).

Logan Thomas So Far in His NFL Career

The Arizona Cardinals drafted Thomas in the fourth round with the 120th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. He had a short stint with the Cardinals, making his debut against the Denver Broncos and throwing for a touchdown. The Cardinals released Thomas after one season. After his one-year season with the Cardinals, he signed with the Miami Dolphins to the practice squad. Thomas was elevated to the active roster but was cut shortly after in 2016.

In 2016, he also spent time with the New York Giants on the practice squad. Thomas made the switch to the tight end position nearing the end of the season.

During the 2017-18 season, Thomas got playing time with the Buffalo Bills. He finished the season with 77 yards and 12 receptions. The following season, the former Hokie signed with the Detroit Lions playing in every game. He caught 16 receptions for 173 yards and a touchdown for the Lions.

His big break came last season when he signed with the Washington Football Team. Thomas appeared in all 16 games starting in all but one for Washington. Thomas caught 72 receptions for 670 yards and six touchdowns.


What to expect

Thomas has finally got the trust of a team which is showing in his play. He’s become such a vital player for the Washington Football Team in just one season. His superb athletic ability gives him the chance to fill in at quarterback if needed or for trick plays, he’s a terrific blocker, and his pass-catching ability can speak for itself. Thomas has the potential to be a top franchise tight end in the NFL. It wouldn’t be surprising to see him finish the season in the top five of all tight ends in the league in statistics.

Even though Washington will have a new face under center with Ryan Fitzpatrick, it will be the same offense as the team will utilize Thomas significantly. It will be an exciting season to watch Thomas excel and help lead the Washington Football Team back to the playoffs.