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Rob Thompson
Player Profile:
Rob Thompson 1372636
Position: Cornerback
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 175
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Gloucester Township, N.J.
High School: St. Joseph

2017: Played in 11 games, starting 10 at safety ... Recorded a career-high 45 tackles ... Had two interceptions and three pass breakups ... Notched six tackles in the season-opening win over Albany, as well as six tackles against No. 13 Virginia Tech and Rice ... Tied a career-high with seven tackles and an interception against FAU ... Had five tackles and a pick in the finale at MT ... Will graduate with his MBA in the spring.

2016: Played in 11 games, started the final five regular season games at safety ... Posted 22 tackles, a tackle for loss, two pass breakups and an interception ... Had a season-high four tackles in the win at Florida Atlantic ... Has already earned his earned his undergraduate degree and is currently taking master's classes.

 

2015: Played in four games, starting in the season finale against FAU ... Notched seven tackles and a pass breakup ... Notched a season-high six tackles versus Florida Atlantic in his most extensive action of the season. C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

 

2014: Redshirted. Took control of starting safety position before sidelined by a shoulder injury.

 

2013: Played in 10 games at safety and on special teams ... Switched to safety from cornerback during fall camp ... Registered 20 stops on the year ... Recorded a season-best seven tackles at North Carolina ... Had three tackles apiece against Campbell, Maryland, Howard and Liberty.

 

High School: Helped St. Joseph to an undefeated season in 2011 winning the state championship ... Scored a TD in the state title game ... Earned Cape-Atlantic League accolades ... A tall athletic cornerback, also was a hurdler and high jumper on the St. Joseph indoor and outdoor track and field teams ... Won the state Non-Public B indoor 55-meter hurdles championship.

 

Personal: Full name is Robert C. Thompson ... Son of Darrell and Rikkia Thompson ... One brother, Christopher, and one sister, Christiana ... Majoring in finance.

ROB THOMPSON CAREER STATS
Year Games UT AT TOTAL TFL Sacks INT FF FR PBU
2013 10 14 6 20 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2014 REDSHIRTED                  
2015 5 4 3 7 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 1
2016 11 14 8 22 1.0-2 0.0 1 0 0 2
2017 11 25 20 45 0.0 0.0 2 0 0 3
TOTAL 37 57 37 94 1.0-2 0.0 3 0 0 6
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