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Born: April 6, 1979
Hometown: Miami, FL
5' 10", 195
College: Florida State
Roster Status: Active

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Brigade Sign AFL Hall of Famer Clevan Thomas
Baltimore Brigade Press Release
The Baltimore Brigade announced today the signing of Hall of Fame defensive back Clevan Thomas. The 11-year Arena Football League veteran last played for the LA KISS in 2016.

Clevan Thomas reaches career milestone
Los Angeles KISS Press Release
The LA KISS are pleased to report that in last week’s matchup against the Arizona Rattlers, defensive back Clevan Thomas became the second player in Arena Football League history to record 80 career interceptions.

LA KISS assigned AFL Hall of Fame DB Clevan Thomas
LA KISS Press Release
The LA KISS have been assigned AFL Hall of Fame defensive back Clevan Thomas who was most recently on the San Jose SaberCats where they won the 2015 Arena Bowl Championship.

ArenaBowl: Would SaberCats victory make them greatest of all time?
San Jose Mercury News
Longtime SaberCats fans might be experiencing déjà vu while enjoying their team's run to ArenaBowl XXVIII.

ArenaBowl XXVIII Interviews Press Release's exclusive interviews for ArenaBowl XXVIII in Stockton, CA between the San Jose SaberCats and the Jacksonville Sharks.

2015 Arena Football League Records and Milestones
Adam Markowitz,
The 2015 AFL regular season is said and done with, and as is the case each and every year, many records have been set and milestones have been reached.

Nick Davila returns; leads Arizona Rattlers to easy win over Tampa Bay
Arizona Sports

Duane Brooks stars for Thunder, but Portland's comeback bid falls short in loss ...
OregonLive.comPORTLAND -- Thunder wide receiver Duane Brooks took back two kickoffs for touchdowns, but it wasn't enough to derail the undefeated SaberCats in San Jose's 61-42 win at the Moda Center on Saturday. Quarterback Kyle Rowley struggled in his first start ...and more »

Rattlers release WR Maurice Purify
Purify, 6-foot-4, 230 pounds, underwent knee surgery late last season and spent training camp and the first seven weeks of this season still rehabbing his knee

Davila rescues Rattlers in win over SaberCats

San Jose SaberCats down Spokane Shock 52-34
Vallejo Times-Herald

San Jose SaberCats rout Portland Thunder 64-27
Vallejo Times-Herald

Portland Thunder fall 38-32 to San Jose Sabercats
The Oregonian

SaberCats rally past Thunder, 38-32
San Jose Mercury News

Portland Thunder vs. San Jose Sabercats game preview
The Oregonian

Shock visit San Jose looking to bounce back
The Spokesman Review

Rookie QB leads SaberCats past Soul in home opener
San Jose Mercury News

Soul Continue Season Opening Road Stretch In San Jose
CBS Local

SaberCats DB Clevan Thomas Named AFL Defensive Back of the Year
San Jose SaberCats Press Release
The Arena Football League and the SaberCats announced today that defensive standout Clevan Thomas was named the AFL Defensive Back of the Year. This honor is in addition to already having earned a First Team All-Arena selection, and he is also a finalist to be named the Riddell Defensive Player of the Year.

Arizona Rattlers tops rival San Jose to advance to National Conference Final
Tucson Citizen

SaberCats host Arena Bowl champion Arizona
San Jose Mercury News

Arena Football: San Jose SaberCats rout Chicago Rush 65-40
San Jose Mercury News

SaberCats end regular season on high note, beat Rush 65-40
Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

Arena Football: Power demolished by San Jose Sabercats, 78-20
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

San Jose SaberCats roll with record-setting AFL win
San Jose Mercury News

Talons steamrolled in San Jose, remain tied for division lead
San Antonio Express

Week of drama behind, Blaze shift focus to San Jose
Salt Lake Tribune

SaberCats host Arena Bowl champion Arizona
San Jose Mercury News

San Jose SaberCats fall 73-68 to Iowa Barnstormers
San Jose Mercury News

SaberCats drop heartbreaker to Barnstormers, 73-68
Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

The SaberCats fall to the Shock 75-45, end winning streak
Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

Blaze drop a 35-34 decision to Sabercats

San Jose SaberCats defeat Utah Blaze 35-34
San Jose Mercury News

Blaze defense gets riled up, but Utah falls by a point

San Jose SaberCats defeat Jacksonville Sharks 57-36
San Jose Mercury News

VooDoo to make Dome debut Saturday against SaberCats

San Jose SaberCats fall to Spokane Shock
San Jose Mercury News

Soul coach Dolezel to be inducted into Arena Hall of Fame

San Jose SaberCats begin anew with quarterback Aaron Garcia
San Jose Mercury News

Thomas Still Making Unprecedented Plays
AFL Press Release
Five-time All-Arena selection and three-time ArenaBowl champion defensive back Clevan Thomas formally returned to the Arena Football League yesterday, having been assigned to the San Jose Sabercats on a two-year contract.

2012 Hall of Fame Selection, DB Clevan Thomas Returns to SaberCats
San Jose SaberCats Press Release
The San Jose SaberCats announced today that they have been assigned 2012 Arena Football League Hall of Fame selection and SaberCats legend, defensive back Clevan Thomas on a two-year contract.

AFL announces 2012 AFL Hall of Fame class
AFL Press Release
During halftime of AVITAE ArenaBowl XXV in New Orleans, Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz announced the 2012 AFL Hall of Fame Class. The group consisting of four players, a coach and an at-large candidate will forever be enshrined in Arena Football League history.

SaberCats coaches are as busy as ever
San Jose Mercury News

No guarantees Arena Football League will resume in 2010
San Jose Mercury News
This is usually the best time of the year for everyone associated with the SaberCats. The AFLs model franchise typically is in the playoffs and fans begin making ArenaBowl travel plans. But there will not be a 10th consecutive appearance this summer.

Graveyard Showdown
Philadelphia is only a 5-year-old franchise but its public profile is greater than some of its more seasoned counterparts. For starters, the Soul has a rock star for an owner. No, really, a legitimate rock star — Jon Bon Jovi is a co-majority owner of the team.

Rampage notes: Lineman's pick leads to TD
On the San Jose SaberCats' first play from scrimmage Saturday, San Jose quarterback Mark Grieb was intercepted by Grand Rapids Rampage defensive back Ahmad Hawkins.

SaberCats advance to conference final
San Jose Mercury News
For the second straight year San Jose opened the playoffs by holding off the Colorado Crush, this time breaking open a close game in the fourth quarter to win 64-51 on Saturday at HP Pavilion.

Former FSU cornerback Thomas no longer making any excuses
"I thought about committing suicide, I really did," Thomas said. "But what got me out of it was — each year Coach (Bobby) Bowden would make us go to church. I didn't grow up in a Christian home. I didn't have a church background.

Five SaberCats earn spots on All-Arena teams
San Jose SaberCats Press Release
San Jose SaberCats DB MARQUIS FLOYD, K A.J. HAGLUND and LB STEVE WATSON were named to the 2008 All-Arena First Team while FB BRIAN JOHNSON and DB CLEVAN THOMAS earned Second Team honors, the league announced today.

MacPherson, Thomas, Samuels, Morgan and Gowins earn player of the month honors
AFL Press Release
Grand Rapids Rampage QB JAMES MACPHERSON, San Jose SaberCats DB CLEVAN THOMAS, Tampa Bay Storm WR/LB LAWRENCE SAMUELS, Chicago Rush WR DONOVAN MORGAN and Grand Rapids Rampage K BRIAN GOWINS have been named Offensive Player, ADT Defensive Player, Ironman, Rookie, and Kicker of the Month, respectively, for the month of June.

Thomas named ADT Defensive Player of the Month
San Jose SaberCats Press Release
San Jose SaberCats DB CLEVAN THOMAS was named the Arena Football League’s ADT Defensive Player of the Month for June after amassing a pair of multi-interception games, the League announced today.

Thomas named AFL Defensive Player of the Week
San Jose SaberCats Press Release
San Jose SaberCats DB CLEVAN THOMAS, who intercepted two passes in the team’s Western Division-clinching win over Tampa Bay on Saturday, was today named the Arena Football League’s ADT Defensive Player of the Week.

Redefining moments for SaberCats' Thomas
San Jose Mercury News
The way Omarr Smith sees it, Clevan Thomas revolutionized the defensive-back position in the Arena Football League. He was the first, Smith says of his SaberCats teammate, to take on the motion receiver at the line of scrimmage, rather than play a few yards back.

ArenaBowl 21.5 Tonight
Andy Lopusnak,
Tonight in San Jose, arguably the the best team from each conference will battle in what could very well be a preview of ArenaBowl XXII. It will feature the defending ArenaBowl champion (San Jose) and the best regular season team in the league since 2006 (Dallas).

Receiver making own highlight reel for Rampage
In the second quarter of the season opener, Grand Rapids Rampage wide receiver Kenny Higgins lunged and made a spectacular one-handed catch of a deep sideline pass on fourth-and-4 that brought the crowd to its feet and resulted in an unforgettable "SportsCenter" moment.

Breaking it down - 2008 Week Three
Andy Lopusnak,
With Week Three of the 2008 Arena Football League season in the books, here are some breakdowns of this past week’s AFL action based on interesting statistical and historical notes, weekly leaders and other things from each game.

Close not enough for Rampage in opener
The Grand Rapids Press -
The Grand Rapids Rampage got off to a sensational start in the inaugural game of the Steve Thonn coaching era. It just didn't include a fantastic finish.

Destroyers: Future course unclear
Columbus Dispatch
Though Kay would not reveal which other players are priority re-signings, it's likely that Jones and receiver Damien Groce would be on that list. But Kay also believes the team needs significant reinforcements if it is to compete for the AFL title again.

SaberCats win ArenaBowl title
San Jose Mercury News
The SaberCats had the better record and statistics going into ArenaBowl XXI. But they couldn't fully appreciate their work until Sunday. Now, they can rejoice.