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Selected in the second round (34th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES:
2015 PFWA All-Rookie Team Selection.
Has started all 64 career games he has played in. His 64 consecutive starts are tied for third among active tackles.
Joins Paul Gruber as the only players in franchise history to start all 64 games in their first four seasons.
Since becoming a starter in 2015, has been part of a Buccaneers offensive line that has helped block for an offense that ranks third in third-down conversion rate (43.7), while recording the fifth-most yards per game in the NFL (375.3), sixth-most passing yards per game (269.8) and seventh-highest yards per play (5.76) in that span.
In 2018, was part of an offensive line that helped block for an offense that led the NFL in passing yards per game (320.3), while ranking third in total yards per game (415.5) and fourth in yards per play (6.30). Tampa Bay's offense set team records in net yards (6,648), passing yards (5,125), points scored (396) and first downs (388). The team's 5,125 passing yards are the fourth-most in a season in NFL history.
Made NFL and Buccaneers debut in a start in the 2015 season opener vs. Tennessee (9/13/2015) and proceeded to start each of the remaining 15 games on the year, all at left tackle.
In 2015, helped block for an offense that finished the season ranked fifth in the league in total offense (375.9 ypg) and fifth in rushing (134.9 ypg), while tying for the league lead in rushing average (4.8).
Part of a 2015 unit that helped the offense to a then- franchise-record 6,014 net yards on the year, while also recording 2,162 rushing yards for the second- most in a single season in team history.
In 2015, the Tampa Bay offensive line allowed only 27 sacks over the season, the third-fewest since 1983 when sacks became an of cial statistic.
Started all 16 games at left tackle.
Part of an offensive line that helped block for an offense that led the NFL in passing yards per game (320.3), while ranking third in total yards per game (415.5) and fourth in yards per play (6.30). Tampa Bay's offense set team records in net yards (6,648), passing yards (5,125), points scored (396) and first downs (388). The team's 5,125 passing yards are the fourth-most in a season in NFL history.
Started at left tackle against New Orleans and was part of an offense that totaled 529 yards, the second- most in a game in team history, and 48 points, tied for the most in a game in team history.
Against Philadelphia (9/16), started at left tackle, helping the team total 436 yards of offense.
Started at left tackle on Monday Night Football against Pittsburgh (9/24) and was part of an offense that totaled 455 yards from scrimmage.
At Chicago in Week 4 (9/30), started at left tackle.
Started at left tackle against Atlanta (10/14), helping the team total 512 yards of offense, including 123 rushing yards (6.2 avg.) and a team-record-tying 30 first downs.
Helped the Buccaneers record a team-record 34 first downs (31 in regulation) and total 456 yards of offense, including 114 rushing yards, in an overtime win against Cleveland (10/21).
Started at left tackle at Cincinnati (10/28), helping the team record a franchise record 576 yards of offense, including 126 rushing yards.
At Carolina (11/4), started at left tackle.
Part of an offensive line that helped the team record 501 yards of offense in Week 10 against Washington (11/11).
Started at left tackle at N.Y. Giants (11/18), helping the team total 510 yards of offense – tied for the eighth-most in team history – along with a season- high 151 rushing yards. The team also had 31 first downs, the second-most in a game in team history and tied for the most in regulation.
Against San Francisco (11/25), started at left tackle, helping the team total 412 yards, including 108 rushing yards.
Started at left tackle Weeks 13-15.
Helped the team total 383 yards at Dallas (12/23).
Against Atlanta (12/30), helped the team total 433 yards.
Started 31-of-32 career games played at Penn State (2011-14).
Played in the 2015 Senior Bowl.
Started 11 games in his redshirt junior season.
Named first-team preseason All-Big Ten by USA Today and Lindy's, while earning second-team preseason all- conference honors from Athlon Sports and Phil Steele.
Part of an offense that put together a school-record 454 passing yards against UCF.
As a redshirt sophomore (2013), started 11 games at left tackle.
Honorable mention All-Big Ten choice.
Blocked for Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Year, quarterback Christian Hackenberg, who set 12 school freshman records.
Saw his first collegiate action as a redshirt freshman (2012), starting 9-of-10 games at left tackle.
Helped block for a Penn State squad that led the Big Ten in total offense (437.0 yards per game) in conference play, while ranking second in scoring offense (32.6 points per game) and passing offense (283.1 yards per game) against Big Ten opponents.
Selected to ESPN.com Big Ten All-Freshman team.
Redshirted as a freshman in 2011.
Graduated with a degree in criminology.
Attended Owings Mills High School (Owings Mills, Baltimore).
Played in the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Rated a four-star recruit by 24/7sports.com.
Earned first-team all-state honors and Baltimore Sun first-team all-met selection.
Did not allow a sack as a junior or senior.
Son of Sharon Thomas.
Has three sisters, Danielle and Tamika Thomas and Ebony Smith, and one brother, Dwayne Thomas.
Born Donovan Cole Smith on June 23, 1993 in Hempstead, New York.
In June 2017, hosted a group of children from Autism Speaks for a fun day at LegoLand, Florida.
Helped sponsor the 2015-17 "Turkey Time with the O-Line" event, a Thanksgiving program carried out by the offensive line which has provided thousands of meals for local families in need.
In October 2016, joined teammates and the entire Buccaneers business operations staff for the team's "Hometown Huddle", helping to refurbish the Sulphur Springs K-8 School and Community Center and interact with students.
In June 2016, participated in a surprise visit to the West Tampa Boys & Girls Club with WWE star Titus O'Neill and teammate Jameis Winston to share positive messages with the members and surprise kids with tickets to WWE Monday Night RAW.
In December 2015, visited patients battling injury and illness at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg.
In November 2015, congratulated students at Pinellas Park Middle School for winning the Fuel Up To Play 60 "Defend Your Turf Challenge" through a special assembly and P.E. class.
In October 2015, participated in games, arts and crafts, and activities with children at Metropolitan Ministries annual Fall Festival.
In September 2015, served lunch to more than 250 hungry and homeless men and women at Trinity Café.
In July 2015, went bowling with rookie or first-year firefighters and paramedics.
Had his head shaved by children battling cancer for the Buccaneers 2015 and 2016 Cut for a Cure to raise funds and awareness for the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
In May 2015, toured MacDill Air Force Base to greet military servicemen and servicewomen and learn about the important role that the base plays in the Tampa community.
In May 2015, visited wounded warriors recovering from injury and illness at James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital in Tampa.