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SPEED DATING: Gerald Thomas

12/08/2016 8:00 AM -

SPEED DATING: Meet the Barnstormers
Wide Receiver Gerald Thomas

Welcome back to SPEED DATING, where we give you a crash course introduction to each member of the 2017 Iowa Barnstormers roster! Today we’re going to introduce you to wide receiver Gerald Thomas.

Thomas (5-10, 180, Sam Houston State) joins the Iowa Barnstormers for his rookie season in the IFL. Collegiately, Thomas played two years at Sam Houston State University. In his first season with the SHSU Bearkats, Thomas started in two games and debuted as the team’s second leading receiver with 25 catches for 389 yards. In 2014, Thomas appeared in all 16 games, starting in 10.

What is Thomas most excited about in joining the Iowa Barnstormers? “The opportunity to play football again and bring a championship to the Barnstormers.”

We asked Thomas a few quick questions to get to know him better, check it out below:

What is your sign? Taurus

Favorite Food: Seafood/Gumbo

Favorite Dessert: Cheesecake

Favorite Color: Red

Favorite Movie: Bad Boys 2

Favorite TV Show: Martin, The Flash, Arrow

Favorite Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio

Favorite Book: Work Like a Slave, Think Like a Master

Favorite Music Artist: Lil Wayne

Favorite NFL Team: New Orleans Saints & New England Patriots

What is something that is on your bucket list? “To go Skydiving.”

What is something you collect? “Jordan’s”

Who was your childhood hero? “The Flash”

Who is someone who inspires you? Why? “My daughter inspires me the most. I want her to have the best possible life growing up, so I push myself in every aspect of my life so she will be able to live that life. By doing so I'm showing her to always follow her dreams and never give up.”

Where is one place you have always wanted to visit, but haven’t? “London. I've always heard how much of an amazing place it is.”

If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only have 3 things with you, which 3 things would you have? “Lighter, blankets, and a knife.”

If you could have dinner with any celebrity, who would you choose? Why? “Jennifer Lawrence. She's one of my favorite actresses.”

If you weren’t pursuing football, what would you be doing? “Helping my dad open his own restaurant.”

What would you say is your biggest accomplishment in life thus far? “Graduating college in 4 years.”

What are you looking forward to in coming to Des Moines? “Learning more about the city.”

What is your goal going into the 2017 season? “Win a Championship.”

What is something you want the fans to know about you? “I am very outgoing person. I love to interact with the fans on and off the field. I make the game exciting to watch. I'm looking forward to putting a show for you all.”

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