Clevan Thomas Jr. - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 18

ClevanThomas Jr.

  • position Wide Receiver
  • height 5-11
  • Weight 193
  • class Graduate Student
  • Hometown Miami, Fla.
  • High school Charles W. Flanagan

2021 – Senior

  • Has seen action in 29 career games with eight starting nods
  • Did not see action due to a torn ACL suffered in spring practice

2020 – Junior

  • Saw action in four games with one start in the season opener at Auburn
  • Caught one pass for three yards vs. Ole Miss
  • Named to SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

2019 – r-Sophomore

  • Saw action in all 13 games, starting in seven straight
  • Had 11 catches (tied for fourth on the team) for 99 yards (fifth on the team) and a score
  • Had at least one catch in nine of the last 10 games
  • Caught two passes for 45 yards in the win over Vanderbilt, including a 40-yarder that tied the longest reception of his career
  • Made his first collegiate start vs. Arkansas and caught two passes for 10 yards and his first collegiate touchdown
  • SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

2018 – Sophomore

  • Redshirt season
  • Saw action in three games early
  • Caught two passes for a career-high 51 yards vs. Murray State
  • Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll

2017 – Freshman

  • Saw action in eight games
  • One of seven true freshmen to see action in the opening game vs. Southern Miss and had his first career catch for four yards
  • Graduated a semester early and enrolled at Kentucky in January of 2017

High School

  • Three-star recruit who is ranked as one of the nation’s top 100 receivers by every major scouting service
  • Scout says, “Thomas is a pass catcher that flashes a great burst when getting in and out of his breaks.”
  • Contributed at several positions for the District 12-8A champions and regional semifinalist Falcons, playing defensive back, wide receiver and tight end
  • Named to the Broward Football 8A-6A Offense First Team as a receiver
  • Caught nine TD passes as a junior in helping lead the Falcons win the 2015 Class 8A state championship
  • A three-year letter winner and starter for coach Stanford Samuels Jr.
  • Father, Clevan Thomas, was a defensive back at Florida State in the 1990s
  • Chose UK over Michigan, Louisville and Syracuse

Community Cats

  • Participated in the Read Across America event at Fayette Mall (2017)


  • Born in Miami, Florida
  • Son of Yera and Clevan Thomas
  • Father, Clevan Thomas, was a defensive back at Florida State from 1997-2000; Inducted into the AFL Hall of Fame in 2012
  • Has two sisters, Infinity and Destiny
  • Graduated in May of 2020 with a degree in community and leadership development … On track to graduate in August of 2021 with a master’s degree in sport leadership

Clevan Says

  • Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to be in the FBI
  • One word to describe him on the field is “physical”
  • If he had a hashtag to describe himself it would be #GodFirst
  • His sports hero is his dad, who he grew up watching and learning from
  • Most people don’t know he can draw
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