2001: Played in nine games and was used mainly in short yardage and goal line situations ... Saw action in 68 total snaps for the year and collected five knockdowns ... Played a season-high 30 snaps against Troy State and recorded two knockdowns ... Had 22 snaps against Arkansas State and graded out at 75 percent ... His top grade of the season was 80 percent against Connecticut.
NE OK A&M: Started on the same offensive line at NE OK A&M with fellow signee Bill Brasch, who was also his roommate ... Helped lead NE OK A&M to a 9-3 mark in 2000 ... Played for coach Dale Patterson ... Chose MT over Oklahoma State, Tulsa, and Colorado.
High School: Played at Catoosa High School where his team went 5-5 his senior year ... Voted all-State as a senior and was tabbed the 5A Lineman of the Year ... Also earned all-Conference and all-District honors ... Played defensive end as well and led the team with 12 sacks his senior year ... Played football for coach Pat McGrew ... Lettered in wrestling and track ... Was the No. 1 ranked heavyweight his senior year ... Finished his career with a 135-6 record ... Was a two-time regular season champion in wrestling and a two-time state placer ... Was a four-time state qualifier as a discus thrower ... Broke the school record with a throw of 171.6 1/2 inches.
Personal: Parents: Mark and Libby Thompson ... Born: 10/27/80 ... Major: Physical Education.