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Kansas State RB Thomas to take part in combine

POSTED February 23, 2011 12:45 a.m.

MANHATTAN —  Record-setting Kansas State running back Daniel Thomas will participate in the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine, which starts Thursday in Indianapolis, Ind.
The 2011 Scouting Combine is the annual job fair for prospective new NFL players. For six days at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, players are put through a series of drills, tests and interviews with more than 600 NFL personnel including head coaches, general managers and scouts.
Kansas StatesState’s Thomas will report on Thursday for registration, exams and interviews before going through workouts on Sunday.
Thomas led the Big 12 Conference rushing for the second straight year and recorded the second-most rushing yards in a season at K-State with 1,585 this past season, which is also a new record for a senior back, and ranked eighth nationally. He also led the Big 12 with 19 rushing touchdowns, one shy of the school record.
His 2,850 career rushing yards rank second all-time at K-State, while his 30 rushing touchdowns rank fourth, his 12 career 100-yard performances rank second and his 269-yard outing at North Texas in the 2010 regular season finale was the third-most ever by a Wildcats running back.
The 2011 NFL Draft is slated for April 28-30.


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