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#37 Avery Thompson
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 230
Year: Junior
Hometown: Chesapeake, Va.
High School: Grassfield HS
Experience: 2 Letters
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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 … ranked No. 56 among inside linebackers by … ranked as the No. 22 overall player in Virginia by … 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.

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