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41 Days Till Gopher Football - Miles Thomas and Some Nugz

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Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

41 Days!  Less than 6 weeks. 41 is near and dear to my heart as it was my basketball number way back when (and I mean way back) but unfortunately I couldn't find a pic.

ANYWAY...41 on the Gophers belongs to starting fullback, Miles Thomas.

Thomas is a senior who transferred to Minnesota last year from Butler County Community College in Kansas.  Last year he participated in all 13 games, starting 5 and was a silent contributor to what was a very good rushing attack.

Lets play a game with Mr. Thomas.  I will give you three pieces of information, two of them are true and one is something I made up.  You get to guess (no cheating and looking any of this up on his GopherSports bio, it's not like I did some super-secret-stalking to get extra info here).

  • Played 8-man football in high school and was named his division's state player of the year after scoring 40 touchdowns as a senior.
  • All-state basketball player as well with offers to play point guard at Creighton and Southern Illinois.
  • Won state powerlifting championship as a senior in high school with 285 bench, 300 clean and 495 squat while weighing just 198 pounds.

Drop a note to say hit to Thomas on Twitter - @Miles180
(the second bullet is false, Thomas played and lettered in basketball but that is where the truth ends)