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South Carolina defensive line transfer Keir Thomas commits to FSU

The Seminoles continue to build up the roster through the transfer portal

Auburn v South Carolina Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Head coach Mike Norvell continues to build up the Florida State Seminoles roster through the transfer portal, today adding South Carolina Gamecocks defensive lineman Keir Thomas:

Thomas announced his decision to transfer on Jan. 5, after logging 32 tackles and three sacks in 2020. Over his career, he’s logged 141 tackles and 8.5 sacks.

Thomas was at point committed to the Seminoles, pledging to Jimbo Fisher and staff in 2015.

He’ll have one year of eligibility remaining.

From his South Carolina bio:


Suffered an ankle injury during fall camp which ultimately resulted in an infection, keeping him sidelined for most of the season... played in just two games late in the year... credited with four tackles... tallied one tackle for loss against Appalachian State and had three stops at Texas A&M... redshirted... selected by the coaches as one of six winners of the Dr. Harris Pastides Outstanding Student-Athlete Award following the season.


Junior defensive lineman who played both inside and on the edge... started all 12 games in which he appeared... missed the Akron game after being injured at Clemson... credited with 44 tackles on the season including 3.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks... also had four quarterback hurries... logged five tackles and a half-sack against Georgia... tallied five tackles and recorded a tackle for loss for the third-straight game against Kentucky... posted a season high six tackles and a quarterback hurry in the win over Missouri... had five tackles, a half-tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry vs. Texas A&M... credited with five tackles in the win over Ole Miss... matched a season high with six tackles at Florida... recorded a sack and two hurries in the Chattanooga win.


True sophomore defensive lineman who played in all 13 games making 11 starts... primarily used at defensive end, but also slid into the interior of the line... credited with 38 tackles including 4.5 tackles for loss and a pair of sacks... had three quarterback hurries and forced one fumble... turned in a big game in the season-opener against NC State, with five tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss and a sack... notched five tackles vs. Kentucky... tallied a sack on the final drive of the Tennessee win, forcing a fumble and costing the Vols crucial seconds as Carolina held on for the win... set a career high with seven tackles and added 1.5 tackles for loss at Georgia.


Enrolled at Carolina in January... played in all 13 games with two starts... credited with 24 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks... made three tackles in his collegiate debut, a victory over Vanderbilt... had two tackles and made his first career sack in the East Carolina win... made his first career start against Texas A&M and had a strong effort with five tackles (three solo)... made his second straight start at defensive tackle against Georgia... made two tackles, including one stop for loss, added a quarterback hurry and a fumble forced in the UMass win... had a critical fourth-quarter sack in the win over Missouri... made two tackles, including one tackle for loss, in the Western Carolina win.