Cheron Thompson

R-Fr., Cornerback, 5-11, 192

Atlanta, Georgia
Douglass H.S.

Entering season after impressive spring practice effort and could contend for CB starting job. Improved strength and added 15 pounds in redshirt season. Has speed and strength necessary to play effective man coverage.


High School
Team Captain... Two-way starter as senior... Two-year starter at CB... Named PrepStar All-Southeast and Atlanta Journal-Constitution All-Atlanta Team... Team finished 8-3 and lost in 5A state playoffs as senior... Three 3 INTs as senior... Averaged 25 yards per carry on 10 attempts as senior... Nominated to play in Georgia North-South All-Star game... Suffered broken collarbone midway through junior season... As sophomore, rushed for more than 700 yards... Two-year captain and four-year starter as centerfielder on baseball squad... Also ran track (400-meter relay) that went to regional finals in junior season... Involved with Big Brothers, Peer Leaders Club and Shout Club (religious group)... Maintained 3.81 GPA... Member of National Honor Society.

Thompson plans to major in Human and Organizational Development.

Son of Kenneth and Gaila Thompson... Born February 13, 1983... “Kat”... Mom is medical assistant... One of three siblings... Younger brother, Corey, is standout junior WR at Douglass... A cousin, Mike McKenzie, plays in the NFL... Former prep teammate CB Robert Cromartie starts in the Florida Gator secondary... Fan of all Atlanta professional franchises... Enjoys playing cards, basketball and swimming.


Vanderbilt Athletic Department
2601 Jess Neely Drive
Nashville, TN 37212
615-322-GOLD (4653)