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Thomas Back in Blue

After missing most of the 2010 season due to a suspension, the Penn State defensive back returned to action in the spring. How close did he come to leaving Happy Valley?

Derrick Thomas was back in blue this spring, returning to the Penn State secondary after missing the final nine games of the 2010 season for an unspecified violation of team rules. Through the first four games of 2010, Thomas was a second-team cornerback and a member of the first-team nickel package. Then a sophomore, he had only four tackles over that period but broke up three passes, including...

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