On Saturday, Niceville-native Juanyeh Thomas signed as an undrafted free-agent with the Dallas Cowboys following the 2022 NFL Draft.
- Thomas graduated from Niceville High School in 2018.
- He has played the past four seasons at Georgia Tech.
Thomas was named True Freshman All-American from 247Sports as a kick returner in 2018, in addition to an honorable-mention all-ACC performer as a defensive back in 2021, according to Georgia Tech Athletics.
Thomas played 47 games in four seasons at Georgia Tech (2018-21) and made 33 starts at safety, including 27-straight to close his collegiate career. Additionally, he set 5 school records after returning two kickoffs for touchdowns as a freshman.
He finished his career with:
- 215 tackles
- 8 tackles for loss
- 1 sack
- 4 interceptions
- 16 passes defended
- 5 forced fumbles
“God planted my feet where he wanted me to be,” said Thomas on Saturday evening. “And that’s all that matters.”