CBS Sportsline.com as one of 18 Heisman Trophy candidates for 2001-2002
Rated #1 QB in the Mountain West
Rated #1 player regardless of position in the Mountain West
2001 Las Vegas Bowl MVP
2000-2001 MWC Newcomer of the Year
Direct TV Sports "—Jason Thomas, QB, UNLV: He's big, strong, fast, talented and makes plays..."
College Football News"He's one of the best in the country and is every bit the quarterback they've been hoping for. He's junior Jason Thomas and he's the total and complete package. Daunte Culpepper, uh, we mean Thomas, is the signature star on the Rebels and has helped head coach John Robinson in putting the program on the map. He scored 11 rushing touchdowns and threw for 14 more. "
The Sporting News "HEISMAN TROPHY 2001 - QB Jason Thomas, UNLV. He was on his way to a possible all-conference season before a sprained foot limited his production. Still, Thomas showed enough when healthy and hurt to prompt excitement about his ability. Of course, Thomas has been incredibly hyped since transferring from Southern California a year and a half ago."
National Champs.net "...the quarterback position is more than set with Jason Thomas, a transfer from USC, who Coach Robinson claims may be the best athlete he ever coached. Now that's saying something. Thomas went down with a foot injury in the sixth game of last season, but is said to be 100% healthy after coming back to win MVP honors in the Las Vegas Bowl with a dazzling performance."
College Football News "Best Offensive Player: Junior QB Jason Thomas. Enjoy him this year before he goes in the top ten in next year's draft. "
Sportsline.com "At 6-foot-4, there's no more impressive athlete playing quarterback in the country, and he learned how to lead his team as a first-year player in 2000."
Financial Times.com They rank UNLV #24 in the nation saying "QB Jason Thomas is the real deal."
Heisman Candidate - UNLV QB Jason Thomas
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