2001 (FRESHMAN) - Played in nine games as a reserve linebacker and on special teams... Posted four tackles, including two solo stops, on the season... Tallied three tackles, including a pair of solo stops, vs. New Mexico State (9/22)... Recorded one tackle vs. Iowa State (11/3)... Did not see action vs. Colorado (10/6) and Louisiana Tech (11/17).
2000 - Redshirt season.
Dunbar HS - Was a three-year starter for the Wildcats... All-District 9-4A honors three years... Sophomore of the Year in the conference in 1997... All-state selection in 1999... PrepStar All-America pick... Top 100 Texas and area recruit by Dallas Morning News and Fort Worth Star-Telegram... Finished eighth in the Dallas/Fort Worth area among 4A rushers with 1,259 yards on 168 carries through the regular season... Added nearly 500 more rushing yards in two playoff games and totaled 22 touchdowns on the season as team finished 10-2 in state semifinals... Had 33 tackles, including five sacks on defense in 1999... Had 95 tackles as a junior in 1998 when he earned all-district honors at linebacker... Was a PrepStar preseason All-Midlands pick... High school coach was Bob Jones... Also lettered three times in track... Was the district long jump champion in 1999.
Personal - Born Aug. 3, 1982... Parents are Maurice and Mary Thurmond... Brother, Roderick, played at Texas Tech and brother, Tedrick, played football at Texas A&M-Commerce.