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Jeremy Thompson
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Thompson in November 2008 during his tenure with the Green Bay Packers
No. 99     Free Agents
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-10-09) October 9, 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth: Voorhees Township, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 270 lb (122 kg)
Career information
College: Wake Forest
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 4 / Pick: 102
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 2x Academic All-ACC
Stats at NFL.com

Jeremy Cam Thompson (born October 9, 1985) is a former American football linebacker for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Packers in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Wake Forest. He married college sweetheart Adele (Mitchell) in March 2010 and they now live in North Carolina.

He is the younger brother of New York Giants offensive lineman and former teammate Orrin Thompson.

Early yearsEdit

Thompson played high school football at Charlotte Christian School. He was ranked 40th nationally at defensive end by Rivals.com and ranked 19th among North Carolina prospects. He was listed as the country's 37th-best defensive end by TheInsiders.com and also ranked 90th on the "Atlantic Hot 100" by the same publication.[1]

College careerEdit

Thompson played college football at Wake Forest. Thompson started 32 of 46 games that he played in at Wake Forest at right defensive end, recording 112 tackles (73 solos), including 8.5 sacks and 20.5 stops for losses. He added one quarterback pressure, two forced fumbles and eight pass deflections and he intercepted two passes for 86 yards in returns and a touchdown.

As a true freshman in 2004 he started three of the 11 games at right defensive end. During the season he tallied 15 tackles (8 solos) with a sack and three stops for losses. He has an interception and one pass deflected. Thompson started his first 8 games of his 2005 sophomore campaign at right defensive end, but a left knee anterior cruciate ligament tear cost Thompson the final three games of the 2005 season. During those 8 games played he posted 21 tackles (15 solos) with two stops in the backfield and a pass deflection.

During his junior season, Thompson played in 14 games at right defensive end in but only started eight contests due to a shoulder contusion suffered in a late November battle with Maryland. During the season he recorded 30 tackles (15 solos), a sack and 4.5 stops for losses. He broke up three passes and had a highlight 86-yard interception return for a touchdown vs. Connecticut. As a senior, Thompson led the team with 6.5 sacks and ranked second on the squad with 11 stops in the backfield. He finished sixth on the team with 46 tackles (35 solos). He also caused two fumbles and batted down three passes. He was one of 10 finalists for the National Sportsmanship Award, given to the college player who best personifies the spirit of sportsmanship.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draftEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6-4 * 264 * 4.75 * 1.58 * 2.72 * 4.23 * 6.97 * 32" * 9'09" * 25 * 24 *
* represents NFL Combine

395-pound bench press. 450-pound squat.

Green Bay PackersEdit

Thompson was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth round (pick 102) of the 2008 NFL Draft. He was taken with the draft pick the Packers received in the trade with the New York Jets in exchange for Brett Favre. On December 30, 2009, Thompson was placed on injured reserve due to a neck injury.

RetirementEdit

On April 26, 2010, Thompson reported he would be retiring due to an undisclosed medical condition. [1]

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

fr:Jeremy Thompson
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