Thomas caught seven balls for 139 yards and three touchdowns in a sensational performance that moved him ahead of Charles Rogers as the all-time single season leader, a feat that did not go unnoticed by Burress.
"I will, when I get a chance to call him. I'll probably call him today or tomorrow and congratulate him, because, I mean, that's a big feat. We've had some pretty good receivers come through and for him to go out and play the way that he's playing and do the things that he's doing, hey, I'm happy for him."
Thomas himself said he was a little awed and taken aback at his accomplishment. "It's a crazy feeling, it's a blessing," he said shortly after MSU's come from behind 35-31 win over Penn State.
"I can't really sit here and say I'm in that same category. I know that's the record. I'm going to keep working and keep getting better and try to improve on my skills and do my best to help us win."
Thomas said he was even a little surprised at his third touchdown catch. "I kind of did surprise myself on that one, I'm not going to lie. Brian put it the best position to give me an opportunity and I made it happen."
Burress said he watched the end of the MSU/PSU game and was jumping for joy at the Spartans comeback. He gives a ton of credit for MSU's successful 7-5 season to new head coach Mark Dantonio.
"They had a couple of bumps in the road, but Coach Dantonio has those guys up their fighting. They showed a lot of heart to come back (Saturday) and win that game. There wasn't anybody happier than me," said Burress.