|98 Thomas Chapman
The presence of four veteran tackles enabled coaches to preserve the year of eligibility for this fine prospect ... Has excellent size ... Showed good quickness and acceleration off the ball during his redshirt season.
2012 (Freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Highly regarded defensive tackle prospect ... The nation's No. 30 DT and the No. 2 prospect in Kentucky by Rivals.com ... The No. 31 tackle and No. 4 Kentucky prospect by 24/7 Sports ... The No. 32 tackle nationally by Scout.com ... No. 4 in Kentucky by ESPN and SuperPrep ... Played for the victorious West team in the Offense-Defense All-America Game at Cowboys Stadium ... Played at duPont Manual HS in Louisville ... Approximately 75 tackles and eight quarterback sacks as a senior ... Bounced back to play his senior year after missing most of his junior season because of injury ... Team went 9-3 his senior season and was in the second round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs ... Coached by Dr. Oliver Lucas ... Also played basketball in high school and was the team's Defensive Most Valuable Player.
Community Cats: Participated with the Big Blue U Move-In (2012) and Read Across America (2013).
Personal: Born in Louisville ... Son of Gemma Chapman ... A sister, Gwen, played basketball at Western Kentucky ... Currently enrolled in undergraduate studies.
Thomas Says ... My favorite thing about Coach Stoops is: his attitude and his strategies ... My favorite TV show: Walking Dead and Friday Night Lights ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: physical therapist ... If I could talk to anyone on Skype it would be: Zoe Saldana ... My favorite part of game day is: the game and the Cat Walk.