March 28, 2007

Early start pays off for Thomas

Carlton Thomas doesn't waste time. The 5-foot-8, 175-pound running back began his varsity career when he was in the eighth grade and hasn't looked back.

"Our middle school was part of the high school and if you were good enough you could play varsity as an eighth grader," Thomas said. "I started in eighth grade as a defensive back and then I moved to running back."

Thomas has started at running back for Frostproof High School since the ninth grade. Despite his small frame, he still rushed for more than 2,200 yards and scored 25 touchdowns last season.

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