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Get To Know Your Orange Man: #23, LB Jonathan Thomas

The third starting linebacker returns.

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Name: Jonathan Thomas

Position: Linebacker

Year: Senior

Height: 6'1"

Weight: 209 lbs.

Hometown: Lawrenceville, Ga.

High School: Collins Hill

2016 Stats: Fifth on the Syracuse Orange with 52 tackles. Played 12 games as the strong side linebacker. Added four tackles for loss, a sack, a fumble recovery, and two forced fumbles to his junior season resume.

2017 Projections: He’s the returning starter and will hold that spot. Kielan Whiter switches from safety to backup Thomas. So Parris Bennett, Zaire Franklin and Thomas will be the forces at linebacker.

How'd He Get Here?: Thomas chose Syracuse over a handful of great options. Oklahoma tops the list but Cincinnati and Indiana are on there too.

What'd Recruiting Sites Say?: Three stars all around!

Twitterfeed: @jonny_suave1

Tweets of Wonder: Strictly emojis and retweets

What movie would Dino Babers recommend for him?: Jonathan Taylor Thomas is the voice of Simba in The Lion King. Possibly the greatest movie of all time.

Interesting Nugget O'Interest: Thomas did not start start playing football until he was 17... better late than never.

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