UNLV: A super-speedy back who was the top freshman runner in the conference ... Listed atop the depth chart at tailback heading into the season after turning in a strong spring practice ... One of four signees out of Texas in this year's UNLV class ... Joined by fellow Lone Star State product Xzaviar Campbell in the Rebel backfield.
2015: Earned his first letter as a Rebel by playing in all 12 games ... Finished second on the team with 506 net rushing yards and three touchdowns on just 81 attempts for a gaudy per-carry average of 6.2, which ranked ninth in the country among freshman backs with at least 500 yards ... Despite coming off the bench, Lex tied the school's freshman record for 100-yard games with three ... Rushed for 106 yards and one touchdown on just seven carries in Game Four vs. Idaho State ... Ran a season-high 17 times for a career-high 120 yards and a score vs. Hawai'i in Game Nine ... Followed that up by sprinting for 118 yards and a score on just 11 attempts at Colorado State in Game 10 ... Caught 10 passes for 100 yards with a long of 26 ... Also returned 12 kickoffs for 250 yards and 20.8-yard average.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2015 graduate and two-year letterwinner at Benjamin Davis HS in Aldine, TX, under coach James Showers ... Earned all-district first team honors as a senior ... Also a four-year letterwinner in track.
PERSONAL: Lexington Ryan Thomas was born Jan. 8, 1996, in Houston, TX ... The son of Warren Williams and Stacy Thomas ... Has two brothers: Gavin Thomas and Dylan Williams, and one sister, Monique ... Has not declared a major.