His performance in the Russell Athletic Bowl encapsulated an up and down season. Thomas struggled at times with two more interceptions and a completion percentage below 40 percent in the game.
But he also exhibited the type of throws and big-time arm that make NFL scouts drool.
After the victory Thomas was asked by a reporter if that was his final game as a Hokie.
"I can't tell you right now," he responded. "Still have a big decision in front of me. Either way it goes I'm proud to be a Hokie."
Thomas will wait to hear from the NFL Draft advisory board before making his final decision. He broke his own school record for total offense with 3,500 yards this season.
"When his paperwork comes back from the NFL let's see where that is," head coach Frank Beamer said. "Then if they want more information I know several general managers up in pro football and coaches we could talk to if he wants to"
"I think the important thing is to get accurate information, responsible information," Beamer added. "Then he'll make a good decision. He's a smart guy and he'll make a good decision."