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Height: 6'5"
Weight: 305
Year: Junior
Hometown: Spartanburg, S.C.
High School: Spartanburg HS


2018 (Sophomore): Started each of the nine games in which he saw action on the year along the offensive line at left tackle … Was a part of the offensive line that paved the way for WCU’s fourth-consecutive 1,000-yard rusher in QB Tyrie Adams … Named to the 2018 Fall Academic All-Southern Conference team and to the 2018-19 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

2017 (Freshman): Played in 11 of WCU's 12 seasonal games with three starts along the offensive line at right tackle and on special teams ... Made his collegiate debut in the season-opener at Hawai'i (Sept. 2) ... His first career start came in the road win at Chattanooga (Sept. 30) ... Credited with one tackle, a solo stop in the road win at VMI (Oct. 21) ... Named to the 2017-18 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to Western Carolina: Named to the first team All-USA South Carolina football team and to the Herald-Journal All-Area team ... Selected to play in the 80th annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas ... High school head coach was Chris Miller ... According to, listed as the No. 5 wrestler in the state of South Carolina at the 5-A classification ... He also won the county championship in wrestling in 2017.

Personal: Full name is Grady Maguire Thomas ... Is the son of Tammy Thomas ... Is originally from Laconia, N.H.

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