Orlando Sentinel
New Orleans Saints
Position
RB
 
Jersey
23
Name  Pierre Thomas
Born  12/18/1984
Height  5-11
Weight  215
College  Illinois
RECEIVING
Year Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
YTD 77 513 6.7 29 3
2012 39 354 9.1 36 1
2011 50 425 8.5 57 1
2010 29 201 6.9 23 0
2009 39 302 7.7 36 2
2008 31 284 9.2 24 3
2007 17 151 8.9 17 1

RUSHING
Year Att Yds Avg Lng TD
YTD 147 549 3.7 18 2
2012 105 473 4.5 48 1
2011 110 562 5.1 33 5
2010 83 269 3.2 16 2
2009 147 793 5.4 34 6
2008 129 625 4.8 42 9
2007 52 252 4.8 24 1

DEFENSE
Year S-Tkl A-Tkl Total Sack S-Yds PD FF Safety
2011 1 0.0 1.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2007 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0

KICKOFF RETURNS
Year Returns FC Yds Lng TD
YTD 1 0 12 12 0
2012 5 0 91 38 0
2011 1 0 15 15 0
2010 7 0 154 32 0
2009 1 0 19 19 0
2008 31 0 793 88 0
2007 36 0 865 64 0

FUMBLES
Year Fumbles Own-Rec Rec-Yds Rec-TD Forced Opp-Rec ORec-Yds ORec-TD
YTD 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 1

 
Notes:
Part of a backfield-by-committee as a senior, Thomas ran for 755 yards and five touchdowns while averaging an impressive 5.8 ypc...Ranks seventh on the Illini career rushing list with 2,393 yards...Had his best season as a sophomore and failed to take a step forward the next two years...Thomas is a slasher who is willing to run between the tackles and fight for extra yardage...Shows good quickness through the hole and can make tacklers miss...Is a dangerous kick returner who may have to be a standout special teams player to hang around in the NFL...Does not figure to be an every-down back at the pro level.