Thomas Booker '18, a defensive lineman for Stanford University, was drafted by the Houston Texans in the fifth round of the 2022 NFL Draft with the 150th overall pick.
Booker graduated from Stanford this spring with both an impressive academic and athletic legacy. Among other achievements, he was a finalist for the 2021 William V. Campbell Trophy, was a Senior CLASS Award first team honor, was named to the Pac-12 All-Academic Honor Roll all three times he was eligible, and, through carrying a 3.88 grade-point average, became Stanford's fourth, two-time first-team Academic All-American.
In an interview with Pressbox, Booker credits his time at Gilman for helping him develop his versatility. "My parents sent me to Gilman so I could become everything," Booker said. "I could become the scholar, the athlete, the person in the community."