Mississippi State football wide receiver, Zavion Thomas, enters the transfer portal but may end up staying at Mississippi State.
Zavion Thomas played wide receiver for the 2022 Mississippi State football team, but most of his 2022 statistics came out of punt and kickoff returns. Thomas finished the season with only 2 receptions for 4 yards, but his kickoff and punt returns were much different.
Zavion returned 15 punts for 202 yards and 1 touchdown. Thomas was averaging 13.5 yards a punt return.
Tulu Griffin and Zavion Thomas were the two return men for the Mississippi State Bulldogs this 2022 college football season.
Griffin finished the 2022 season with 35 receptions for 449 yards and 4 touchdowns. But where Tulu seemed to shine this 2022 season was in the kickoff return game. Tulu returned 19 kickoffs this 2022 college football season for 613 yards and one touchdown to the house (TO THE HOUSE TULU). Wow… 613 yards.
Thomas finished the 2022 season with 4 kickoff returns for 95 yards averaging 23.75 per kickoff return.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs finished the year No. 1 in the nation for average kickoff return yardage with 807 yards on 29 attempts. The Bulldogs finished with an average of 27.8 yards a kickoff return. Tulu Griffin and Zavion Thomas were the reason the 2022 Mississippi State football team finished No. 1 in the nation for average kickoff return.
One of Zavion Thomas’ biggest plays this season came against the No. 1 team in the nation, the Georgia Bulldogs. Right before the end of the first half, Zavion Thomas returned a punt for a touchdown, and the Bulldogs cut the Georgia lead to 5 points.
On December 8th, 2022, the Mississippi State football wide receiver entered the transfer portal.
Many people thought Zavion Thomas would be headed back to his home state in Louisiana to play for the LSU Tigers, but Thomas could be staying with the Bulldogs after all.
On Wednesday, December 21st, Zavion Thomas tweeted “Unfinished business.” Many people have tied those rumors with Thomas staying at Mississippi State University.
We shall see.