Louisville Cardinals coach Bobby Petrino has turned to a former player of his at Arkansas to add to his defensive staff, making Tramain Thomas a defensive quality control coach.
Thomas was most recently a graduate assistant coach at Midwestern State, where he coached defensive backs. Louisville announced that he’d joined his old coach at Louisville on their website on Thursday.
The former Arkansas safety was a four-year letterwinner for Petrino from 2008-2011. He appeared in 47 games and recorded 234 total tackles with 10.5 tackles for loss. He also intercepted 12 passes for the Razorbacks.
Thomas went on to be signed as an undrafted free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, he was released after the third preseason game of his rookie season and that would effectively be the end of his NFL career.
He’d spend a year with the Iowa Barnstormers before turning to coaching. Now, he’s reunited with Petrino and has a chance to launch a successful college coaching career with a solid ACC program.
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