2011 (Sophomore): Started all 55 games, primarily at second base, after transferring from New Orleans ... Posted a .268 batting average with 27 runs scored, 16 runs batted in and one home run ... Picked up first career hit with a 2-for-5 showing against Portland (Feb. 18) on opening day ... Scored first career run just two days later in the Portland series finale (Feb. 20), ending 1-for-3 with a pair of walks ... Recorded first three-hit day on March 6 at Louisiana Tech, going 3-for-4 ... Helped lead Middle Tennessee to win over Southern Illinois (March 15) with a 3-for-5 showing with two runs batted in and a run scored ... Knocked out first career home run at Florida Atlantic (March 27) ... Ended season with 14 multi-hit games, including six three-hit outings.
Prior to Middle Tennessee: Batted .269 as a freshman at New Orleans with 35 hits, eight doubles and 15 RBI in 42 games ... Also scored 17 runs ... Received Male Newcomer Athlete of the Year at New Orleans.
Brother Martin HS: Three-year letter winner at Brother Martin High School ...Was an All-District pick for the Crusaders and had two home runs and 22 RBIs as a senior... Also saw some brief time on the mound, recording nine strikeouts and not allowing an earned run.
Personal: Born Jan. 22, 1991 in Kenner, La. ... Full name is Johnny Edward Thomas III ... Son of John and Maria Thomas ... Has five older sisters ... Majoring in computer science.