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 SCMat.com, 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.