Floyd Thomas*

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Floyd Thomas was a four-year letterman in four sports at Napa High from 1927 to 1931. In the spring season, he combined baseball and track, holding down an infield position for the Indian nine for four years and competing successfully for the track team in the javelin throw and high jump in each of his four years. He played fullback on the Class C football team as a freshman and moved up to the B team as fullback in his sophomore and junior years. As a senior, Thomas was a running back for the 1930 Indian varsity and was this team’s Most Valuable Player. During the late 1920s and 1930s, Napa High’s Class C and B basketball teams had enviable records. The 1927-28 C basketball team won the State Championship on the strength of a Thomas free throw with no time remaining on the clock. He went on to star as a guard on the 1928-29 and 1929-30 B basketball teams. As a senior, Thomas was captain of the 1930-31 Napa High School varsity basketball team. Thomas had an outstanding four-sport, four-year career at Napa High School with 16 first-string performances. After graduation, Thomas stayed in the Napa Valley and became a well-known rancher and farmer.