2010 Youngstown State Football Roster
2011 Youngstown State Football Roster
Thomas Sprague

34 - Thomas Sprague

Height: 6-1
Weight: 225
Year: So.
Hometown: Gainesville, Ga.
High School: Gainesville
Position: LB

2010 (Freshman): Played in eight games as a member of special teams...credited with 11 total tackles, including seven solo stops...seven tackles came on kickoff returns...had a season-high three tackles against Southern Illinois...also forced a fumble against the Salukis...had two tackles against Butler and Central Connecticut State...both tackles against the Bulldogs were solos...had single stops against Penn State, Missouri State, Illinois State and Indiana State...named the HBK Special Teams Player of the Game vs. Southern Illinois...had the team's Hit of the Game vs. SIU on a kickoff return...earned his first letter.

High School: As a senior, was Georgia Sports Writers Association and the Associated Press Class AAA Defensive Player of the Year...first-team Class AAA All-Georgia pick...Red Elephants were 14-1 losing to Peach County 13-12 in Class AAA State Championship Game at the Georgia Dome...set school record with six shutouts...allowed just one opponent to score more than 21 points...blocked a punt and recovered it for a touchdown in state semifinals...scored three defensive touchdowns...had 180 tackles in 14 games...had eight double-digit tackle efforts, including two with 20-or-more...selected to play in the GACA North-South All-Star Game...played his junior season at North Hall High School...honorable-mention Class AAA all-state honoree...credited with 173 tackles...two-time first-team 8-AAA all-region linebacker...credited with 111 tackles as a sophomore...tallied nearly 500 tackles in his high school career...coach at Gainesville was Bruce Miller...also competed in track and field.

Personal: Parents are Joanne and Jeff Sprague...has a sister...born March 20, 1992...major is exercise science.