Bennie Thompson
No. 37, 46     
Safety / Special teamer
Personal information
Date of birth: (1963-02-10) February 10, 1963 (age 57)
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana
Career information
College: Grambling
Undrafted in 1986
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Winnipeg Blue Bombers (19861988)
Career highlights and awards
* CFL All-star (1988)
Stats at

Bennie Thompson (born February 10, 1963) is a former American football safety who played in the National Football League (NFL) and Canadian Football League (CFL). He went to the Pro Bowl after the 1991 and 1998 seasons as a special teams player. Thompson played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL and the New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs, Cleveland Browns, and the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL. Thompson is best known for his special teams contributions.

College careerEdit

He played at Grambling.

Professional careerEdit

New Orleans SaintsEdit

He signed with the team after his three-year stint in the Canadian Football League. In 1991, he was selected to the Pro Bowl as a special teamer.

Kansas City ChiefsEdit

He spent two seasons in Kansas city. In 1992, Thompson recorded a career high 4 interceptions.

Cleveland BrownsEdit

He played in Cleveland and only for two seasons but was coached by Bill Belichick. He tied for the team lead in ST tackles with 21 in 1994.[1]

Baltimore RavensEdit

He played in Baltimore in four seasons. In 1998, he was selected to the Pro Bowl as a special teamer. It was his second career Pro Bowl selection.[2]

In 1999, he led the team with 24 ST tackles.[3]


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