PRO (11-2/0-0): Shamarko Thomas was drafted by the Steelers with the first of two selections in the fourth round (79th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.
2013 (11-2): Shamarko Thomas saw action on defense and on special teams in 12 games…inactive due to an ankle injury 11/17 vs. Detroit and 11/24 at Cleveland.
COLLEGE: Shamarko Thomas started 39-of-48 games at strong safety…posted 263 tackles, 16.5 TFLs and four sacks…gained 27 yards on two interception returns and deflected four other passes…forced four fumbles and recovered three others…majored in child and family studies and was enrolled in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics. 2012: Named All-American third-team by The NFL Draft Report and the team co-captain was a consensus All-Big East Conference first team selection, in addition to earning Eastern College Athletic Conference Division I All-Star recognition…started all 13 games, as he led the team with a career-high 88 tackles, added a six-yard sack and 3.5 TFLs…ranked third in the league with three forced fumbles and had one fumble recovery…gained 27 yards on the first two interceptions for his career. 2011: Named All-Big East second-team by The NFL Draft Report, as he ranked third on the squad with 67 tackles…started 10 games…added three TFLs, three QB pressures and one pass breakup. 2010: Started nine of the 13 games he appeared in at strong safety…ranked fourth on the team with 67 tackles…added two sacks and 3.5 TFLs…deflected three passes and recorded one fumble recovery. 2009: A member of ESPN.com’s All-Big East Conference freshman team…played in 12 games, starting seven contests…registered 41 tackles, a 10-yard sack and 6.5 TFLs…also forced one fumble and had one fumble recovery.
PERSONAL: Shamarko Thomas attended Ocean Lakes High School (Virginia Beach, Va.)…was a two-sport standout, excelling in track and football…led the team with 77 tackles and five interceptions as a junior…as a senior, was named All-State, All-Region and All-Tidewater first-team, as the two-time All-District selection would go on to set school records in career tackles, interceptions and defensive touchdowns…in his final season, recorded a team-high 102 tackles, six interceptions, 11 pass deflections and one blocked field goal as a team captain…led the squad to a 12-1 record on the way to garnering squad defensive MVP honors…concluded his gridiron prep career by playing for the United States team that won the 2009 IFAF Junior World Championship…in track, earned All-State honors competing in the 100-meter dash and as the anchor of the 4 x 100 relay that placed seventh in Virginia…son of Abdul Shabazz and Ebeth Shabazz…Full name: Shamarko Lanell Thomas.
Steelers Players team up with the Salvation Army and shop for winter clothes with children.
Steelers Portraits from the 2013 season.
2013 Steelers Rookies visit the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
The Pittsburgh Steelers held their annual Steelers Style Fashion Show on Friday, October 11, 2013 at Heinz Field. The event is a fundraiser for the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program and the Cancer Caring Center.
Bob Labriola, Mike Prisuta and Missi Matthews take a look at the Steelers safeties heading into free agency.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are starting the second half of their season against the Buffalo Bills at Heinz Field. The players say it's important to take it one game at a time and stay focused on the task at hand.
Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back Le'Veon Bell, Linebacker LaMarr Woodley, Safety Shamarko Thomas, and Safety Troy Polamalu talked about the 55-31 loss to the New England Patriots.
The 2013 Steelers Rookie Club made their annual visit to Children’s Hospital. The rookies played board games, did arts and crafts and played sports with the patients at the hospital.