Hopes to win the long-snapper job after the graduation of J.J. Helton ... Turned in a solid performance in the spring ... Has excellent velocity on his snaps ... Works as both a punt and placekick snapper ... Played linebacker in high school, which is an advantage in punt coverage ... Has played in two games.
2009 (Sophomore): Played in two games, Wildcat victories against Miami (Ohio) and the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
2008 (Redshirt Freshman): Did not see varsity action.
2007 (Freshman): Redshirted.
High School: A three-year letterwinner for St. Xavier HS, a long-time power in the Kentucky high school ranks ... Started for two seasons at linebacker and long snapper under Coach Mike Glaser ... Team was the 2004 state champion, his sophomore season ... Advanced to the state finals as a junior ... St. Xavier went 37-5 during his career.
Personal: Born in Louisville, Ky. ... Son of John and Ann Thomas ... Major is agricultural economics.
Jonathan says ... Favorite college course so far: oceanography ... When I played football as a kid, I pretended I was: Troy Aikman ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: the college atmosphere all around ... The one thing I like most about football is: winning games ... What I like about Coach Phillips is: his will to win.