In terms of sheer production, Dwayne Thomas was on his way to a monster 2014 season for LSU.
Playing in less than four-and-a-half games, the Tigers' fifth defensive back used in nickel and dime sets registered 24 tackles, 2.5 for loss, 1.5 sacks, an interception, two quarterback hurries and a fumble recovery.
It all came quickly crashing to a halt when Thomas suffered a torn ACL in the first half of the New Mexico State game on Sept. 27.
The New Orleans native had surgery in October and was progressing well when he last updated TSD in the days leading up to LSU's Dec. 30 bowl game in Nashville.
Following Saturday's spring game Thomas shared even more encouraging news. He's been cleared for full contact and all football activities heading into the summer.
During TSD's video interview with Thomas (see below), the rising redshirt junior opened up on a number of other topics, including new starting cornerback Edward Paris.
"Ed has been great this whole spring," leveled Thomas. "He's showed us that he's ready to take on the job and be out there on the field with us and be a starter. He's just been practicing hard, working hard and it showed a lot today again."
Thomas also discussed Kevin Toliver's development, what it's like to join DBU as a first-year player and where he expects to impact the secondary this fall.
VIDEO: Thomas talks return, LSU corners
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