HATTIESBURG, MS (WLOX) - Mike Thomas has distinguished himself as one of the top receivers in college football.
On Wednesday the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation added the Southern Miss wide receiver to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List. The award honors the most outstanding receiver, regardless of position...wide receiver, tight end, slot back, inside receiver, or running back.
Thomas leads Southern Miss with 36 catches for 653 yards and six touchdowns. He's netting an average of 93.3 receiving yards per game. The Chicago native has five consecutive games of 100-yard receiving, establishing a Southern Miss record.
The Foundation will add players to the watch list at appropriate times during the season. The final watch list will be compiled on November 8, 2015.
Thomas and his Golden Eagle teammates entertain UTEP 1:30 Saturday at M-M Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg. A win on Saturday and Southern Miss (5-3) will become bowl eligible.