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Former Virginia Tech star Logan Thomas leads Washington to upset win over Steelers

Logan Thomas had himself a day.

Washington Football Team v Pittsburgh Steelers
Washington TE Logan Thomas in action vs. Pittsburgh
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Logan Thomas was a record-setting quarterback for the Virginia Tech Hokies from 2009-2013. During his time in Blacksburg, Thomas was Tech’s starting quarterback for three seasons, won a lot of football games and set numerous career passing records — which still stand to this day.

Thomas would become a fourth-round pick of the Arizona Cardinals in the 2014 NFL Draft. Unfortunately for Thomas, quarterback didn’t work out for him in the NFL and after bouncing around for a few years, signed with the Detroit Lions and became a tight end in 2016.

Thomas was considered a solid rotation player for the next few seasons, but the Washington Football Team saw him as something more in 2020. Washington signed him to a two-year deal and he would immediately become the team’s starting tight end.

While Thomas has been very good for Washington all season, his production has continued to increase, especially when Alex Smith took over at quarterback. In Monday night’s upset win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, Thomas had his breakout performance.

Thomas led Washington with nine receptions for 98 yards and one touchdown. He made several key catches for the team and has cemented himself as a legitimate NFL starting tight end.

Remember, when Thomas was signed out of Brookville High School back in 2009, he was supposed to play tight end for the Hokies, but recruiting failures at quarterback led Thomas to succeed Tyrod Taylor under center.

Washington has now won three consecutive games under new head coach Ron Rivera and remain tied atop the NFC East at 5-7. Washington heads west to face the San Francisco 49ers next week.

Congrats, Logan. We are proud of you.