UofL FOOTBALL | Stacy Thomas an impact player for 2016

09/04/2016 01:09 PM

Louisville junior linebacker Stacy Thomas underwent a non-football related injury earlier this year, and it kept him out of the majority of preseason camp. It would have been excusable for him to slightly under-perform, but he did exactly the opposite. The inside linebacker paced the U of L defense in tackles, boasting seven total in Louisville’s 70-14 season opening win over Charlotte.

Those tackles happened on both defense and special teams despite limited playing time because of the defensive schemes used by coordinator Todd Grantham. After the game, Bobby Petrino and Todd Grantham praised Thomas for his effort and say they were proud of the way he performed and expect big things from him this season.

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News or anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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