Alex Thompson

Alex Thompson

RS Senior

Gainesville, Fla

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 229


CAREER: From a once high school quarterback Thompson helped defend the Knights at linebacker with a career total of 56 tackles, and 2.5 for a loss...He played in all games his junior and senior seasons.

SENIOR SEASON (2009): Played in all 13 games of the season...Registered a season high of eight tackles and one break up pass at Rice (Oct. 24)...Strong defender ranked 13th on the team with a total of 24 tackles...Had one forced fumble at East Carolina (Sept. 26)...Posted three tackles vs. Miami (Oct. 17) and at East Carolina (Sept. 26).

JUNIOR SEASON (2008): Saw action in all 12 games as a reserve linebacker, collecting 12 tackles ... Totaled three tackles and a tackle for loss vs. UAB (Nov. 29).

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007): Appeared in six games, including two starts at middle linebacker ... In the season-opener at NC State (Sept. 1), made a career-high nine tackles to tie for second-most on the team ... Collected one tackle vs. Texas (Sept. 15) ... Saw time vs. Marshall (Nov. 3) and at UAB (Nov. 10) ... Notched a solo tackle at SMU (Nov. 17) ... Made an appearance in the C-USA Championship Game victory vs. Tulsa (Dec. 1).

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2006): Appeared in 11 games, with most of his playing time coming on special teams ... Filled in at linebacker against Marshall (Oct. 4) and posted a career-high six tackles ... Finished the campaign with nine tackles, including four solo stops.

TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2005): A scholarship recruit, Thompson redshirted while practicing with the quarterbacks.

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-time Class 5A all-state selection ... Coached by Jay Godwin at Buchholz High School ... Three-year letterwinner in football who also earned one letter in basketball, baseball and track ... Two-year team captain ... Three-time Gainesville Sun all-area honoree ... One of Florida's top 20 recruits of 2004 ... 1,204 yards passing and 11 touchdowns during senior campaign ... Added 471 yards rushing and five touchdowns on the ground ... Part of three district championship teams ... Totaled 3,847 yards passing for his career with 43 touchdown passes ... 853 career rushing yards with an additional 10 rushing touchdowns over three-year career.

PERSONAL: Thompson is the son of Bill and Karen Thompson ... Majoring in Accounting.

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