Former Northside football player Kiondre Thomas signed a term contract with the NFL’s Green Bay Packers on Tuesday after practice.
“I’m really excited because I can continue my football career,” Thomas said. “I’ve dreamed of playing in the NFL since I was 7 years old and to have it come true for me is a blessing. Not everyone gets that opportunity, so I’m really grateful.
Following:Northside football promotes defensive coordinator Felix Curry to coach
Following:Northside football coach Mike Falleur is retiring after 9 seasons with the Grizzlies
Prior to signing with Green Bay, Thomas signed as an undrafted free agent in May 2021 with the Cleveland Browns, eventually being waived after suffering an injury. In September, he was picked up by the Los Angeles Chargers, where he played in four games and recorded 28 special teams snaps, per Sports Illustrated.
Thomas played three seasons at Minnesota, before moving to Kansas State as a graduate transfer. He started the last four games of the 2020 season for the Wildcats.
At Northside, Thomas has played both ways, but he’s been a defensive player since transitioning to the college level. He was listed as a three-star recruit by the 247Sports Composite in high school and Arkansas’ No. 8 varsity prospect for the Class of 2016.
NFL futures put players on a team‘s 90-player roster for the following season. This is not against the salary cap for this season.