2018 – Appeared in seven of UVA’s 13 games, including the Belk Bowl against South Carolina … made UVA debut at NC State … recorded three tackles against Pitt … notched six tackles at Georgia Tech … made one stop at Virginia Tech.
Spent four years at Ohio State where he graduated with a degree in sport industry … redshirted Ohio State’s 2014 National Championship season after suffering an injury in preseason camp … injuries limited playing time at Ohio State … played in two career games for the Buckeyes … picked up three tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in 2017, the only season he saw action at Ohio State.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
Played defensive line for head coach Chris Andriano at powerful Chicago-area high school program at Montini Catholic … he was a four-star prospect according to ESPN and its No. 37 defensive tackle prospect in the nation … 247Sports ranked Thompson as its No. 16 strong-side defensive end and Rivals positioned him No. 22 at that position … Scout ranked him No. 39 at end … played on Montini Catholic state championship football teams as a freshman, sophomore and junior and on a runner-up, 13-1 team as senior … he tied the school record with 17 quarterback sacks as a senior and also contributed 60 tackles and a total of 35 tackles-for-loss … earned Suburban Christian Conference lineman of the year honors … also earned Chicago Tribune and Champaign News-Gazette first team all-state accolades … a USA Today all-Illinois selection … selected to the U.S. Under-19 national team and played in the International Bowl (vs. Canada) in Arlington, Texas … is the son of Michelle and Ron Thompson.