Cornerback, 5-11, 192
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.
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
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.