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May 10, 2014

Jemea Thomas drafted by Pats

TIFTON — Ben Hill County should have reason to celebrate Saturday night and Jemea Thomas will have a new home.

Thomas, a senior safety for Georgia Tech and former Fitzgerald Purple Hurricane, was a 6th round draft pick by the New England Patriots in the 2014 NFL Draft.

His Georgia Tech biography lists him as being 3rd team All-ACC in 2013 as well as an invitee to the East-West Shrine Bowl and the College All-Star Bowl. He was named 2nd team All-ACC in 2012. He tied the Tech record for most games played with 54.

Thomas has a career high 88 tackles in 2013, a year after recording 86. He has nine career interceptions and five sacks. Not just limited to defense, Thomas was also an occasional kick returner and even had two rushes in 2011.

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