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#27 Brian Thompson
Position: Safety
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: Somerset, N.J.
High School: Franklin
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Brian Thompson Bio
Courtesy: TribeAthletics.com
Release: 08/12/2000

Senior Profile
Career Stats

2009 Season Photos

SENIOR YEAR (2012)
Garnered second-team all-conference honors for the second-consecutive season ... Started all 11 games and totaled 68 tackles, two interceptions, 1.5 tackles for a loss, a forced fumble and six PBUs ... Registered three double-digit tackle performances ... Posted a season-high 11 tackles at Towson ... Recorded 10 stops, nine solo, versus Delaware ... Also tallied 10 tackles with a PBU at James Madison ... Totaled seven tackles, a PBU and returned an interception 32 yards in the season opener at Maryland ... Honored as the CAA Defensive Player of the Week following his performance against the Terps ... Also recorded an interception in the win against Georgia State ... Posted eight tackles, a forced fumble and PBU at Old Dominion ... Registered seven tackles and two PBUs in the win at Penn ... Preseason All-CAA selection ... Garnered preseason All-America honors from Phil Steele and the College Sports Journal ... Earned the NSCA All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year award.

JUNIOR YEAR (2011)
Earned second-team all-conference honors as a safety ... Appeared in all 11 games and earned nine starts, three of which came at the outside linebacker position ... Ranked third on the team with 68 tackles ... Also totaled 5.0 tackles for a loss, a sack, an interception and a forced fumble ... Recorded a season-high 10 tackles, seven solo, with a TFL at Delaware ... Totaled eight tackles, all solo, with a sack in the win at Villanova ... Posted seven stops with a TFL versus Towson ... Also tallied seven tackles with a forced fumble in the season opener at Virginia ... Registered an interception in the win at VMI ...

SOPHOMORE YEAR (2010)
Earned starts in all 12 games at strong safety ... Ranked third on the team with 80 tackles, while also totaling 7.5 tackles for a loss, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... Ranked tied for fourth in the conference among defensive backs with 6.7 tackles per game ... Recorded four double-digit tackle efforts ... Totaled a career-high 12 tackles (nine solo) with a TFL in the win at Maine ... Intercepted two passes, and piled up 49 interception return yards, in the win against VMI ... Registered 10 tackles in the season opener against UMass ... Also posted 10-tackle performances in the win at Old Dominion and at James Madison ... Tallied a TFL against both the Monarchs and the Dukes ... Made eight stops with a TFL in the victory at New Hampshire ... 

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN YEAR (2009)
Appeared in 13 games as a reserve safety ...

FRESHMAN YEAR (2008)
Redshirted as scout team defensive back ...

HIGH SCHOOL
Three-year letterwinner as a defensive back and wide receiver at Franklin for Head Coach Louis Soloman ... Two-time First-Team Skyland Conference selection as defensive back (2006-07) ... Also two-time first-team all-county selection on defense (2006-07) ... Two-time second-team all-area selection as defensive back (2006-07) ... First-Team All-Somerset selection as defensive back (2007) ... First-Team All-Skyland Conference (East Division) Offensive (2007) ... Ended senior season with 896 rushing yards (on 182 attempts) and 11 TDs ... Had seven career INTs, including four in senior season ... Recorded a pair of INT returns for TDs in career ... Contributed 67 total tackles as a senior, with one sack ... Had 39 career receptions for 490 yards and two scores ... Also returned punts and kicks for squad ... Earned additional letters in track and basketball ...

PERSONAL
Son of Jackie and Chuck Thompson ... Majoring in sociology ... Member of 1 in 4 ... Member of Generation Church ... Member of Tribe Fellowship ... Volunteers with the kids church at the Christian Live Center ... Honored with the NAACP Image Award for Generosity.

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