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John Thomas

Hall of Fame


Inducted 1989


Johns Hopkins University

Thomas was an all-star attackman at Towson (Md.) High School under coach, father and Hall of Famer Bill Thomas. He led the state of Maryland in scoring in 1969 and 1970. Thomas was also an All-Metro quarterback and The Baltimore Sun's Prep Athlete of the Year in 1970. Also in 1970, he won the C. Markland Kelly Award as the outstanding lacrosse player in the state of Maryland.

At Johns Hopkins University, Thomas played three years of varsity lacrosse and football. He was a three-time first team All-American in lacrosse who led the Blue Jays to the national championship in 1974, setting the single season scoring record at that time. Thomas received the W. Kelso Morill Award as the outstanding attackman in 1972, 1973 and 1974, and the Turnball Trophy as the nation's outstanding attackman in 1973 and 1974. He represented Hopkins in the 1974 North/South Collegiate All-Star game. A co-captain of the 1974 U.S. Team which successfully defended its World Chapionship in Melbourne, Australia, Thomas was awarded the Ray Kinderman Trophy as the series "Best and Fairest Player."