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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: ELMIRA GRAD THOMAS WRAPS UP COLLEGIATE CAREER AT MINNESOTA STATE (2021-11-17)

Southern Tier Sports Report
Elmira graduate Eli Thomas and the Minnesota State football team had their season conclude on Saturday with an 18-16 loss to Winona State.

Thomas, a graduate student, had two tackles in the game for Minnesota State.

The long journey for Thomas from Elmira, to Lackawanna Junior College, to UConn, to Minnesota State, which included overcoming a stroke and three ACL surgeries, resulted in a strong final collegiate season at the Division II level.

Thomas finished the year with 40 tackles, including 2.5 tackles for a loss. He had an interception and a pass breakup on the year.

He had a season-high seven tackles in October against Upper Iowa and he had his interception in September against Bemidji State.

Minnesota State finishes the season with a 6-5 record.
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PHOTO COURTESY OF MINNESOTA STATE ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS


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