Q & A With Terrence Thomas
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  09/19/2003
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

September 19, 2003


A former walk-on receiver and three-year letterman, senior Terrence Thomas is an important part of the wide receiver group. Thomas enjoyed a solid spring and preseason practice campaign displaying much improved hands. He has prepared well for his final season with a UNM receivers record 311-lb. power clean in the spring and also holds the position standard with a 40 1/2" vertical jump set in the spring of 2000. Thomas has a strong work ethic and is probably the best blocker among the wideouts, with versatility to line up at any of the receiver spots. In 2002, he saw action in all 14 games with two catches for 107 yards.

Question: What are your personal goals on the field for the 2003 season?

Terrence Thomas: "Contribute to the team in anyway possible."

Q: What is it like to be able to play in your hometown?

TT: "It is a good feeling to know that you know a lot of the people who come to the games."

Q: Which part of your game do you feel you need to continue to work on to become a more complete player?

TT: "Running good routes consistently and always going to the right depth."

Q: What did it take to make the UNM football team as a walk on and earn a scholarship?

TT: "Hard work and dedication."

Q: What non-football talents or hobbies do you have? Which hobbies would you like to pick-up or improve off the field?

TT: "Most of my free time goes to my daughter, but the little time I do have I try to improve my basketball game. "

Q: Which team on this year's schedule do you most want to beat and why?

TT: "Colorado State because we haven't beat them since I've been here."

Q: Where's the toughest place you've had to play on the road and why?

TT: "Texas Tech, because the fans are talking bad to you the entire game."

Q: What's the best class you've taken at UNM and why?

TT: "Blacks in the U.S. West, because I learned a lot about my culture."

Q: What do you and your teammates need to do to accomplish your team goals this season?

TT: "Stand together no matter what goes wrong and if we stay as one unit we should be hard to beat."

Q: How has your older brother helped you with your athletic and academic college experience?

TT: "When I don't understand something about a class, I can always ask him for help because he most likely already took the class."

Q: What memories do you hope to leave behind for the UNM fans after this season?

TT: "I want this to be the best season UNM has ever had."