Indiana tight end Ian Thomas didn’t have to wait long Saturday to find out where he’ll begin his NFL career.
The Baltimore native’s improbable ascent to the brink of the NFL culminated when the tight end was selected with the first pick of the fourth round by the Carolina Panthers.
Thomas lost both his parents before he was 10 years old. His older brother, Clif Farmer, who was in his early 20s at the time, became his guardian and made sure Thomas stayed on the right path.
Not recruited out of Digital Harbor High, Thomas went to junior college at Nassau Community College in New York...