Antonio Andrews and Xavius Boyd paired up to win the top three awards.
WKU Athletic Director Todd Stewart addressed the media on Sunday.
It was the first SBC weekly honor of Thomas' career.
2013 Game High Stats:
Solo Tackles: 7at Georgia State (11/2/13)
Total Tackles: 7 at Georgia State (11/2/13)
TFLs: 1 at South Alabama (9/14/13)
Int: 2 at Texas State (11/23/13)
Thomas started all 12 games this season. He recorded 41 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one sack, and recovered one fumble on the season. Thomas led the team with five interceptions and ten pass broken up this season. His season high in tackles seven came against Georgia State along with one interception. Against Texas State he had a season high two interceptions.
Thomas developed into one of WKU's best options in the secondary, ranking first on the team in pass breakups (7), second on the team in interceptions (3) and sixth on the team with 43 total tackles. He started seven games from the cornerback position and saw action in all 13 games. Thomas posted at least one pass breakup in six of the last seven games of the season. He came off the bench to record four tackles at Arkansas State on Sept. 29, including a tackle for a loss of four yards. He recorded his first interception of the season against ULM on Oct. 20, finishing the contest with three tackles. Thomas snagged an interception for the second-straight game at FIU on Oct. 27 while also recovering a fumble to mark the first multi-turnover game of his career. He piled up a career-high 13 tackles, 12 of which were solo stops, versus Florida Atlantic on Nov. 10. Thomas intercepted his third pass of the season against North Texas on Nov. 24, ending the game with four tackles. He finished second on the team in tackles with seven, including a tackle for loss versus Central Michigan in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl on Dec. 26.
Thomas saw action in nine games during the regular season in 2011, including a pair of starts at the cornerback position. He had 26 total tackles on the season with 22 of the tackles being of the solo variety. Thomas finished third on the team with five total tackles coming off the bench in the season opener against Kentucky on Sept. 1. He earned his first-career start against Indiana State on Sept. 17, recording his first-career interception in the second half and returning it 24 yards. He also finished second on the Hilltopper defense with six tackles in the contest. Thomas picked up a second-straight start the following week against Arkansas State on Oct. 1, making four tackles, including three solo stops. He had four solo tackles against ULM on Oct. 29.
Thomas redshirted in his first season on The Hill.
Thomas was rated as the 50th-best prep school player in the nation and a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, collecting 42 tackles, a sack and 16 pass breakups with Milford Academy. He also posted three interceptions and five field goal blocks. At Middletown High School, was named First-Team All-State while earning the Mr. Defense Award and the Playmaker Award with the Cavaliers. Thomas also lettered all four years on the basketball court.