Honors: 2009 - Selected 1st team All-Sun Belt by the league's coaches and media ... Named to the Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List ... Named 3rd team All-Sun Belt by Phil Steele ... Named 1st team All-Sun Belt by Rivals.com.
2009: Played in all 13 games and started 12 ... Led all offensive linemen with 958 snaps including a season-best 95 against North Texas ... Earned 10 winning grades from the coaching staff ... Did not allow a sack all season and accounted for a total of 30 knockdowns ... Was credited with a grade of 80 percent or better for nine games ... Missed the first quarter against Mississippi State due to disciplinary reasons but went on to play 48 snaps ... Was part of an offensive line that allowed the Blue Raiders to rush for 385 yards in win over FIU and 243 yards in New Orleans Bowl win against USM.
2008: Played and started all 12 games at center ... His 904 total snaps played equaled the most among linemen with Mike Williams ... Had 14 winning grades from the coaches ... Earned the start a center against Troy and played all 90 snaps (three on special teams) ... Was part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack against Maryland, Kentucky or Mississippi State ... Played a season-high 93 snaps in win over Maryland.
2007: Started all 12 games with last 11 at center ... His 832 snaps ranked third among linemen ... Missed spring drills while recovering from postseason surgery ... Started at tackle against FAU and played all 64 offensive snaps ... Made his first career start at center against Louisville and played all 59 offensive snaps ... Was also in on every play at LSU and against WKU ... Had 51 snaps in win over FIU, 79 against Virginia, and 75 at Memphis ... Played 82 snaps against ASU and had 88 at North Texas ... Earned 76 snaps in win at ULM and played all 69 plays against ULL and all 56 at Troy.
2006: Played in all 13 games and earned seven starts ... Had 31 knockdowns on the season ... Moved behind Franklin Dunbar at left tackle following a solid spring showing ... Made his first collegiate start in win over FIU and played 43 snaps ... Played 14 snaps at Maryland and was in on 35 plays against Tennessee Tech and graded out at 72 percent ... Led all offensive linemen with 49 snaps in a start at right tackle against Oklahoma ... Started at left guard against North Texas and collected three knockdowns ... Registered four knockdowns against Louisville and earned a grade of 81 percent ... Earned a "winning performance" from the coaches after helping the offense to 215 rushing yards at Louisiana-Monroe ... Graded out at 75 percent against ULM while adding a season-high five knockdowns ... Had 67 snaps in win over Louisiana-Lafayette ... Matched his season high with five knockdowns against FAU in 55 snaps played ... Had a 72 percent grade and had three knockdowns against ASU ... Graded out at 81 percent in 22 plays at South Carolina.
2005: Took a redshirt year.
High School: Won the 2004 Class A Mr. Football Lineman award after leading DCA to its third state title and a 15-0 record ... Named to the Tennessean's all-midstate team and picked to play in the Kentucky-Tennessee All-Star game ... Rated a two-star recruit by Rivals.com.
Full Name: Mark Allen Thompson ... Parents: Joe and Janet Thompson ... Born: 12/29/86 ... Major: Engineering Technology.