Thomas hopes he's next

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Redskins receiver Devin Thomas was on my plane back from Tampa. While waiting to board with his dad, Thomas noted that the last two Super Bowls have been won on last-minute touchdown catches by receivers from Big Ten schools: the Giants’ Plaxico Burress (Michigan State) and the Steelers’ Santonio Holmes (Ohio State).

Thomas, who caught just 15 passes with no touchdown receptions as a Redskins rookie in 2008 after being drafted 34th overall out of Michigan State, said he wants to keep that string going a year from now in Super Bowl XLIV in Miami.

It’s hard to see that happening, but who figured that the long-downtrodden Arizona Cardinals would’ve come within a minute of winning Super Bowl XLIII?

- David Elfin

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David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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