Noteworthy: Was one of the top defensive players on the team the last part of the 2000 season ... Listed No. 1 at right end coming out of spring drills ... Power cleans 308 pounds ... Chose MT over Houston and Texas Tech.
2000: Played in all 11 games, including the last five as a starter at the "Bandit" linebacker spot ... Finished the year with 19 total tackles, four tackles for lost yardage and two sacks ... Had season highs of four tackles against UAB (three solos) and South Florida ... His sacks came against Connecticut and South Florida in back-to-back games ... Collected three pass breakups on the season with two coming against Louisiana-Lafayette ... Averaged 20.1 snaps per game ... Was in on a season best 39 snaps in the win over South Florida.
Blinn JC: An honorable mention All-American and a first team all-conference selection ... Was second in the league Defensive Player of the Year voting ... Amassed 43 tackles, 12 sacks, and nine tackles for loss as a rush defensive end ... Also blocked two field goals and a punt as a senior ... Played for coach Everett Todd.
High School: Played quarterback and middle linebacker for Hempstead HS ... First team all-district at strong safety, while also garnering all-district honors as a quarterback ... Former NFL players Johnny Holland (Green Bay) and Harvey Williams (Oakland and Kansas City) came out of Hempstead ... Also earned all-District honors in basketball.
Personal: Parents: John and Shirley Thompson ... Born: 4/16/79 ... Major: Undecided.