Former Oregon Ducks Running Back De’Anthony Thomas left the Oregon Ducks to enter the NFL Draft at the end of last season and the top talent of the Ducks was chosen by Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs in the fourth round. Last night, in his first game in the National Football League wearing number one, Thomas entered the game as a punt returner and took a punt eighty yards in a matter of seconds for a touchdown.
If you blinked, you missed it. In what was supposed to be a solid debut for the Cincinnati Bengals Quarterback, newly signed to a six year extension, Andy Dalton, Thomas stole the show in a game where the Chiefs and Bengals would combine for eighty one points and the Chiefs would win 41-39. Now the Kansas City Chiefs will hit the road and face the Carolina Panthers next Sunday in the second week of preseason action.
Two former Oregon Ducks will face off in next weekend’s matchup. Thomas and Carolina Panther Running Back Kenjon Barner were former teammates at Oregon and it should make for an interesting matchup next Sunday at 5pm Pacific Time. The game will be televised on FOX.
The Oregon Ducks kick off the regular season on Saturday, August 30th hosting South Dakota at 7:30pm Pacific Time on the Pac-12 Networks.