Johnny Thacker
Johnny  Thacker


Alto, Texas

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 185

Defensive Back



A speedy defensive back who will be counted on for his leadership and experience in a very youthful secondary ... Has played in 30 games, earning six starts during his career.

2006 (Junior): Played in all 11 games, earning starts at Tulsa and Arizona ... Recorded 29 tackles, including 12 solo stops, 0.5 tackles for a loss and a pass deflection ... Also recorded four kick returns for 56 yards ... Was credited with a season-high five tackles against Delta State ... Also returned a kick for a season-long 19 yards against the Statesmen ... Posted four-tackle efforts against Central Arkansas and in the win at Texas State ... Also returned three kicks for 37 yards against UCA ... Carded three tackles on three separate occasions, including at Arizona.

2005 (Sophomore): Played in 10 games, earning starts in the last four ... Recorded 27 total tackles (12 unassisted) ... Also credited with 1.5 tackles for a loss, four pass breakups and an interception ...Recorded two tackles, including one for a loss, and two deflections in his first start against Southeastern Louisiana ... Recorded four tackles, including 0.5 tackles for a loss and an interception the following week against No. 21 UC Davis ...Also was credited with four stops against No. 7 Texas State ... Posted a career-high six tackles, including four unassisted stops, in the season finale at Northwestern State ... Recorded a five-tackle effort at Sam Houston State.

2004 (Freshman): Played in nine games making three tackles (one solo) ... Limited number of plays in secondary but was contributor on special teams ... Had two blocked kicks on the year.

High School: Three-sport letterwinner at Alto High School ... Two-time State 100-meter champion ... Member of two-time state champion 4x100-meter relay team ...A Top 300 recruit in Texas ... Three-time all-district selection.

Personal: Born Aug. 26, 1986, in Nacogdoches ...Also a member of SFA track team ...All-SLC performer in 200-meters and scored in the 100-meter dash ... Also an NCAA regional qualifier in the 100-meter and 200-meter runs ...Son of Johnny and Ella Mae Thacker of Alto.


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