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Playmaker Ready to Make Plays

Playmaker Ready to Make Plays

Derron Thomas was the top performer in the spring for the offense breaking onto the scene with numerous long runs and consistently picking up yards. This season he looks to take advantage of his opportunities.

Thomas is a 5-foot-9, 190-pound running back from Reserve, La. After redshirting in 2004, he is ready to get his number called this year. The Hurricanes began fall practices on Saturday after a hard summer workout program led by strength coach Andreu Swasey. "It is real good being back out here," Thomas said. "We had a long summer. Eveyone worked hard to get into good condition. It is just...

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