2003: Competed in all 12 games, including four as a starter ... On the year he had 352 snaps, 29 knockdowns and a cumulative season grade of 76 percent ... Played one snap against FAU and saw action in four snaps at Georgia ... Was in on a career-best 65 snaps at Clemson and graded out at 87 percent to win most valuable lineman honors ... Earned the start at Missouri and turned in his best game by collecting a team-best eight knockdowns in 92 plays ... Was the team's most valuable lineman for the Temple game after grading out at 91 percent and missing no assignments ... Had five knockdowns against NMSU and five at Idaho ... Did not receive any snaps during offensive plays at Arkansas State.
2002: Competed in seven games and earned three starts before suffering a season-ending knee injury against Louisiana-Lafayette in week seven ... Started the first two games of the season at Alabama and Tennessee at right tackle ... Earned the start at left tackle against the Ragin' Cajuns ... Played a total of 113 snaps and tallied 25 knockdowns on the year ... Had a career-high eight knockdowns against SEMO, while adding seven versus Louisiana-Lafayette ... Graded out a season-best 75 percent vs ULL.
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.