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1/11/05-Longview

JaMario Thomas Day!

He's the leading rusher in college football. Today, Spring Hill students celebrated JaMario Thomas. Tuesday was JaMario Thomas day in Longview. He came home from North Texas to hand out autograph pictures of himself.

JaMario also got a chance to see all of his former teachers and friends from Spring Hill. The Sun Belt conference player of the year is quick to share the credit for his success with his team mates.

For the students that have watched him all of their lives, he is an inspiration. "He inspires me to go farther in sports, stride longer and do the best that I possibly can," says 5th grade student Colton Kincy.

"I guess I did all right but I give all my credit to my offensive line and my quarter back who will take care of me," says JaMario.

A ceremony in JaMario's honor was held earlier this evening during a basketball game. JaMario's number 20 was retired.

Amy Tatum, reporting. atatum@kltv.com

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