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Thomas Rawls | Running Back

Team: Central Michigan Chippewas
Age / DOB:  (21) / 8/3/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 217

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Central Michigan senior RB Thomas Rawls is considered doubtful to play against Eastern Michigan.
Rawls took a helmet to his knee in the first quarter against Buffalo and was subsequently held out of practice this week. The Michigan transfer has produced 1,011 yards and 10 TDs on 188 carries. Junior Saylor Lavallii and sophomore Martez Walker will likely share to carries on Saturday. Nov 1 - 10:14 AM

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Central Michigan senior RB Thomas Rawls has been reinstated after accepting a plea deal to a charge of attempted larceny.

Rawls was indefinitely suspended after being charged with three felonies just over a week ago. The deal dropped the charges to a single high-court misdemeanor. Rawls has been cleared for all football activities heading into the September 27 game against Toledo. The Michigan transfer was the team's bets rusher prior to the suspension.
Source: MLive
Sep 24 - 12:31 PM

Central Michigan senior RB Thomas Rawls has been suspended indefinitely after being charged with three felonies.

The charges include stealing a purse at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort and stealing two credit cards from said purse, according to beat writer Nate Schneider. On Saturday, a CMU release stated "an issue that came to our attention," and Rawls was subsequently withheld from the game against Syracuse. The Michigan transfer rushed for 276 yards and three touchdowns on 56 attempts prior to missing this contest. The Chippewas lost 40-3 to Syracuse.
Sep 15 - 10:51 AM

Michigan junior RB Thomas Rawls will transfer to Central Michigan.

Rawls sunk below a spat of Michigan backs on the depth chart including Derrick Green, De'Veon Smith, Fitz Toussaint, Drake Johnson and Justice Hayes. He attempted only three carries last season.
Jan 26 - 6:39 PM

Michigan sophomore RB Thomas Rawls will start at RB for the injured junior Fitzgerald Toussaint.

Toussaint's leg injury looked very serious on the field and it required immediate surgery. Rawls has 52 carries for 240 yards, 4.6 yards per attempt, and four touchdowns. Expect to see senior Denard Robinson in the backfield quite often, as well.
Source: MLive
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 10:50:00 AM

Sophomore RB Thomas Rawls could be Michigan's primary ballcarrier in place of suspended starter Fitzgerald Toussaint.

With Toussaint out indefinitely after a drunken-driving arrest, Rawls is taking advantage of the opportunity. Rawls totaled just 80 yards on 13 carries in his rookie campaign last year, but has impressed early in practice and could be in line to see an increase in touches along with senior Vincent Smith and redshirt freshman Justin Hayes. Head coach Brady Hoke said, "He runs hard, he's hard to tackle, he's physical, he has pretty good balance."
Wed, Aug 8, 2012 11:42:00 AM