A hard-working converted linebacker who possesses a strong work ethic ... needs to improve his size and strength in the transition before he can be a factor on the front line ... expected to contribute on special teams ... 2002 ... saw the first game action of his career, bagging two tackles in limited playing time in the Golden Bears' 70-22 season-opening win against visiting Baylor ... 2001 ... worked on Cal's scout teams during the season ... 2000 ... served on Cal's scout team while redshirting.
High School/Personal: Recorded 117 tackles in 11 games as a senior ... also had 12 tackles for loss, including five sacks, and three fumble recoveries ... a first team All-CIF and Citrus Belt League selection as a senior ... received five votes in the Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West poll ... earned PrepStar All-Region honors ... also earned SuperPrep All-Far West honors as the No. 88 prospect in the region ... had 92 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and three sacks as a junior ... reached the Citrus Belt League final in the high hurdles as a junior ... plans to major in biology at Cal and has sights set on medical school ... lists Bill Romanowski and Ray Nitschke as his favorite pro players ... has volunteered for the Special Olympics ... parents are Paul and Corinth Thompson ... born Sept. 1, 1981 in Redlands, CA.
THOMPSON'S CAREER STATISTICS
Year UT AT TT Loss Sacks Int BR 2002 2 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0