Fitte, Thomason emerging as leaders of linebackers
Louisiana Tech totaled a league-best 15 selections on the preseason list
LA Tech second in C-USA with 12 overall selections
University honors 22-member senior class
Marshall defeated LA Tech, 26-23, to claim the C-USA Championship on Saturday in Huntington, West Virginia
Louisiana Tech vs. UTSA
2014: Finished the year with 52 total tackles (29 solo, 23 assisted) and seven tackles for a loss of 17 yards including 1.5 tackles for a loss of five yards, two interceptions returned for two yards and four QB hurries ... Registered three solo tackles at No. 4/3 Oklahoma (8/30) in his first career appearance ... Notched a solo tackle at UL-Lafayette (9/6) ... Led the defense with seven total tackles (three solo, four assisted) at North Texas (9/11) ... Registered his first career sack for a loss of two yards as part of a two (solo) tackle game against Northwestern State (9/20) ... Tallied three solo tackles at No. 5/5 Auburn (9/27) with one being for a loss of one yard ... Notched a solo and an assisted tackle against UTEP (10/4) ... Both of his tackles against UTSA (10/18) were for a loss of seven yards combined and intercepted a pass and returned it two yards ... Assisted on three tackles at Southern Miss (10/25) ... Tallied six total tackles (four solo, two assisted) against Western Kentucky (11/1) including 1.5 tackles for a loss of two yards ... Registered three total tackles (one solo, two assisted) at UAB (11/8) ... Registered six total tackles (three solo, three assisted) and a tackle for a loss of two yards against Rice (11/29) ... Led the team with 12 total tackles (four solo, eight assisted) with one interception, two quarterback hurries and 0.5 sacks for a loss of three yards at Marshall in the C-USA Championship Game (12/6) ... Made two solo tackles and was credited with a QB hurry against Illinois (12/26) in the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl.
2013: Redshirted 2013 season, did not play ... Member of the scout squad.
2012 (Northeast Mississippi CC): A first team all-state honoree despite missing three games with a knee injury ... Led the team with 61 total tackles (30 solo, 31 assisted) in six games played with six tackles for a loss of 20 yards, one sack for a loss of six yards, one forced fumble and one blocked kick ... Coached by Ricky Smith.
2011 (Northeast Mississippi CC): Played in 10 games, recording 48 tackles (32 solo, 16 assisted) ... Also registered three tackles for a loss of five yards, one forced fumble and one fumble recovered and returned for 37 yards ... Guided his team to a 6-4 record ... Coached by Ricky Smith.
2010 (Northeast Mississippi CC): Redshirted 2010 season, did not play.
High School: Graduated from Muscle Shoals High School in 2010 ... Guided his team to a 9-3 mark his senior season ... Received all-state honors as a senior, averaging 12 tackles a game ... Recorded 170 tackles during his junior season ... Coached by Scott Basden.
Personal: Nicholas Thomason ... Chose Louisiana Tech over 17 other offers, including Troy, Arkansas State, Houston, Middle Tennessee, Memphis, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Rutgers ... Recruited by Jeff Koonz.