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Donald Thomas | Average to Savage EP3

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The third episode of the Average to Savage podcast with Paul Guarino. Guarino talked with former NFL player Donald Thomas discussing football, issues in America, and entrepreneurship. Thomas played for the Miami Dolphins, the Detroit Lions, the New England Patriots, and the Indianapolis Colts. Follow Donald Thomas https://www.instagram.com/dthomas_boss/ https://twitter.com/Thedthomas64 Powered by Training Mask https://www.trainingmask.com -- PG Sports is a digital sports brand that has been Everywhere & Anywhere since 2011. With a rapidly growing social network, we are dedicated to designing fresh apparel, breaking sports news, and connecting athletes to fans! ---- Follow Us Online Here: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pgsports Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pgsportsct Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/pgsports Website: https://www.pg-sports.com Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/pgsports

This is the average this aveage podcastwith Bal Garino everyone and anyone athletes solentsand much more so everybody I'm back for episode.Three Yo got another special guest down Thomas Former O wineman hen don what'sup and how Ou Dong good? How about yourself, onthe, odst yeah t, so let's just jumpright into it and just tell me about yourself growing up in West taven andhow you basically got involved in football yeah. So you know born in Bornaan, grop, Obridgeport til ight grade pass Le to Le Having Lik to Baly bittle school Frak,Rade and H, Wento creer, high school aven and is anyone knows Abou CreatThato have a football team football program, so I try to play forwesthaving high school. I still going a career and they were allowing kids o dothat at first. If you know whatever whart wasn't offered at their schooland last class was en to hey allowed to do. That was two thousand and two plasand I graduate three. So the know that about that rule till io played my firstto freshman football games for Wa saving, N N. I oa can plain more so mymom wasn't gonna. Allow me to step Chool, just O Footballat Ted T.Careersi was toking t with baseball n basketball that it really didn't matterfor me and Eofiis my high school coolly, Icareer and just play basketball, basebal wilter, you a to know. I don'tknow if it's true or not, but I was reading on Wikipedia it said you playedsoccer in high school too. Is it true or not? Yes, I playing a soccer for one yearmyself. Over year I was trying to fel that Bay fo the false oeatas Nie. Forme I was too big and flo for so, if you, if you were on the West en team, youwere going to be on the Tipe Fiptin, two thousand and three right: utyeahgood players, Sur Ob Jackson,there I know he was o. You ended up going to Yukan, just as a student rightright Yeh, I got strict. I great on academics, look there and I just Icouldn't you know being a regular student. You know from being you knowstar Aff Week, just one of Fortythouzano. You know kids on campus.It wait was a tough IE, esl ut Wano you KNOI NWICOMPL backl me. When I got Te, I tri O tr fo ebaseball team and that didn' work outtgames my whole life, high, Chool,resn Thathapo, know an division. One level IO myself at one point:firsalpossible man once I got around those guys they Ali realize, like youknow, somehin bigger than Ye havein sleep out for the MIL POWs right in pay,now wasn't even lifting yet so I kindof you know figured that I can at leastyou know being with hem a little bit and crazy idea, like you know what I'mGoingto, no work out and TRAFP in Tan Yeah. How big were you like going intoa freshman er, a Yucon, going in my freshma s? Probably likeforty five I had I graduated Igh School Ikten Kihe six and I lost a lot of wayon the summer time work and Im just workingand. Then I got up aboutuseventysomething my freshman year: Tat Bi Tim before Startd Lifin s kind of likepartying and going to class, and you know being a rfessional and then youknow one type, Yo kind of bumkle down and start working out every day. An tryingto you know really gete my mind right from football. I got down about twondsixty four sixty five once I finally had a trial for the football team, andthat was my wait and you know crept up...

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...whole year, in my scout team and justkind of you know, just learning and trying to you know, is Alay strongenough, so that wasn't aninsy but is kind ofoo. Just like working withwith,the Goy, giving ability that I had and just trying to imitate what I saw theolder guy do. That was WRIGHTNG. I got chane ti O Goin. There make a play.That's what I did so you know my tout. My juior year was like my res Somre R,and I was they put me on a kkoff return set ing the wedge and I took prob that-and I was like you know Game Day for me, was everything getting on that fieldand I, like you, know no one really want to set the wet, and I kind of likelook forward to Theo. Looking for you guys coming down and trying to hit,because I was ust trying to Destroyim I was on. I saw my Feri EarnedaSchoaship, O Jir, Ear mysea Y sineryear, and abouthalfway through seetin coach, Asfii coaches last in come back for this year,ai'll be startin next year, so I start to last two games of a year Yo my truesuior year and came back. As you know, Fif Year senior started all twelvegames. First came Oll, Bi east got avie to the combine, got a butchule Bo gotinvied tote, es Wesraing game. Was this like crazy Tou? Like all thishappened? It S it was, it was inaeit was dothing happend, so fasty Kibefore,I knowlgames you know, and it was just like it kind of snowball. You know youknow seniors and pollege Ay, you know want knowwt the draft Ini o you WanEsiean, look at like the son game, my name's up there. You know Withai withit IMEAN EOW pickn up next to it is just getting higher and higher andHighas you knowthe weeks go by before you know it. You know it's like youknow, Goy. You know team, a kind of game planing for you and knowing thatthey want to write aoo on the battof. My side, Putin, their best belinment ofyou know on me and stuff like that, so it was o real. You know and then bfor.You know I'm at the combine for no Wel, really Ou, that you go start games andI was in Socka Seeng. You know you guys from Florida a alleam you know ti likeThatwhen you're in college. You Ta Yoursol, Oe Thehero team that you Wantoevrybody wants to go to yt recyoocoowl, I culeyeah yeah. That'swhat I know that I could compete at that level. Thawas that I you know why.No, that I cald compete. I you know: Competi can fi guy during the year nowstill nervous. You know going to the me obviously because those ar itsdifferent Younon, you gotourrick Yo Gonagetin your et an those be trickinthe book. So you know and then won. I you know gotdrafted and got up to. You know got down to Myimi and it was. It wasdifferent, but I still was able to Tok ampet. You know I mean is I wasn'tgetting blown back and stuff like that, so you know I got drafpeing six round oMiami and I was just grateful to go. You know really only pretty much playlike twelve thirteen games. Yeah were ther wer they on your rader. No,actually they weren't. I didn't have a meeting with them at the combine. Ididn't. have any phone calls from them, my Agen, never talke anybody from Miami.You Know Iw, I'm thinking I'm going to en Nelan Ororhouston. You know I'mthining, you know ther likeanful team that were really son, interest andMyant Oo. Nowhere and build arsels actually call me on draft at AAs Mor II I got on the phone with Cosh Parsal, an Anybodyhin, you nowyst, my oomand. Iwas home wit Hain and I'm like no one...

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