Pittsburgh Steelers

Position
S
 
Jersey
29
Name  Shamarko Thomas
Born  2/1/1991
Height  5-9
Weight  217
College  Syracuse
DEFENSE
Year S-Tkl A-Tkl Total Sack S-Yds PD FF Safety
2013 15 7.0 22.0 0.0 0 0 0 0

FUMBLES
Year Fumbles Own-Rec Rec-Yds Rec-TD Forced Opp-Rec ORec-Yds ORec-TD
YTD 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

 
Notes:
2012 All-Big East Conference First Team selection after starting every game and amassing team-high 84 tackles, with two interceptions and three forced fumbles...Started 10 games in 2011, appeared in 13 games in 2010 as a sophomore and 12 games as a freshman in 2009...Ranks sixth all-time at Syracuse for tackles by a defensive back (263)...Faced tremendous adversity a few years ago when he lost both parents in a nine-month period, causing him to seriously consider leaving school to care for five younger siblings...Quick, tenacious and smart, making up for lack of ideal height...Hits like a linebacker...Has proven to be effective both in run support as well as when dropping back in coverage...Taller, stronger NFL receivers will present a major challenge.