The past four years have been one big learning experience for Ole Miss running back Devin Thomas.
As a senior, Thomas looked like he was on the fast track to doing big things on the gridiron.
Through six games the San Antonio, Texas, native had amassed 1,477 yards and 17 touchdowns and had been named to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Then Thomas hit a pot hole on his road to stardom and injured his ankle. The result was a plate and seven screws being surgically inserted to reinforce the injured leg, and a recovery that had been ongoing until last season.
Thomas saw minuscule playing time his freshman and sophomore years, after redshirting his second season at Ole Miss, and only recently has he began to feel comfortable with his new ankle. (April 11, 2011, Page 4B)