In his first CFL season, Thomas took over the number three quarterback role backing up Travis Lulay and Mike Reilly. He made his pro debut in October versus Calgary completing three of six passes for 35 yards including his first completion as a pro, a five-yard hook-up with Geroy Simon. Thomas also saw time in the regular season finale versus Saskatchewan and enjoyed a six-completion performance for 56 yards.
Thomas dressed for 35 games over three seasons at Old Dominion and started 27 times. The California native passed for 5,732 yards with a 57.7 completion percentage and racked up 51 TDs along the way. A strong rusher, DeMarco ran for 1,456 yards and 30 TDs. As a junior in 2010, DeMarco ranked seventh nationally in total offence at 289 yards per game. He was named as an Honorable Mention All-American in 2010 by Consensus Draft Services. His 2011 senior season was curtailed by an ankle injury forcing him into limited duty. Thomas spent his freshman season at the College of the Desert Junior College, where he passed for 1,792 yards and ran for eight TDs.
Thomas was a Business Management major at Old Dominion and is also working towards his MBA. Known cleverly as TD to friends, he lists his grandmother as his biggest fan and notes his final game as a senior at Old Dominion as his last football memory to date. When not working out or traveling, you’ll find Thomas sitting down to episodes of Family Guy or Storage Wars.