The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Friday that the club has signed running back/specialist De’Anthony Thomas. Thomas was the team’s fourth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft (124th overall). He became the fourth of Kansas City’s six selections in the draft to sign with the club.
Thomas (5-8, 174) played in 37 games (19 starts) at the University of Oregon. His career numbers with the Ducks include 243 carries for 1,961 yards (8.1 avg.) with 26 touchdowns. He caught 113 passes for 1,296 yards (11.5 avg.) with 15 touchdowns. Thomas also served as one of the school’s return specialists, returning 16 punts for 274 yards (17.1 avg.) with one touchdown and 73 kickoffs for 1,885 yards (25.8 avg.) with four touchdowns. The Los Angeles, Calif., native also competed in track for the Ducks. He prepped at Crenshaw High School.