As a Senior (2015): Finished career with 48 appearances after playing in all 12 games as a senior and making seven starts at linebacker ... totaled 36 tackles and two pass breakups ... had three tackles at West Virginia (9/26) ... started first career game at #1 Ohio State (10/10), totaling career-high five tackles ... matched career-high with five tackles vs. Penn State (10/24) ... had two tackles at #10 Iowa (10/31) ... posted four tackles, including a 0.5 TFL, against Wisconsin (11/7) ... notched two tackles at #14 Michigan State (11/14) ... totaled four tackles against Indiana (11/21) ... had career-high seven tackles at Rutgers (11/28).
As a Junior (2014): Appeared in all 13 games primarily on special teams ... recovered a blocked punt for the go-ahead touchdown at USF (9/6) … had a season-high two tackles and forced a fumble against West Virginia (9/15).
As a Sophomore (2013): Appeared in 13 games primarily on special teams.
As a Freshman (2012): Appeared in 10 games as a true freshman … made one tackle against North Carolina State (10/20) … served as a reserve linebacker while also seeing time on special teams.
At Grassfield High School: One of the top prospects in Virginia … the 37th-ranked player in Virginia and the No. 119 outside linebacker by 247Sports.com … ranked No. 56 among inside linebackers by ESPN.com … ranked as the No. 22 overall player in Virginia by MaxPreps.com … an honorable mention all-state selection … recorded 75 tackles, including 35 solo stops, five sacks, two interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown, and one forced fumble and recovery as a senior … helped lead Grassfield to a 10-2 record … recorded 113 tackles and nine tackles for loss as a junior when he earned second-team all-district … also ran track in high school … also considered Boston College … coached by Martin Asprey.
Personal: Born in Tacoma, Wash. … parents are Elsie and Antonio Thompson … father is a lieutenant colonel in the Army stationed in South Korea … majoring in communication.