For others of the same name, see John Thompson.
John Thompson
No. 83, 87     
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1957-01-18) January 18, 1957 (age 63)
Place of birth: Jackson, Mississippi
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 228 lb (103 kg)
Career information
College: Weber State, Utah State
NFL Draft: 1979 / Round: 9 / Pick: 235
Debuted in 1979 for the Green Bay Packers
Last played in 1982 for the Green Bay Packers
Career history
Career highlights and awards
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Receptions     2
Receiving yards     24
Touchdowns     2
Stats at

John Thompson (born John Washington Thompson Jr.[1]) is a former tight end in the National Football League. Thompson was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the ninth round of the 1979 NFL Draft and played four seasons with the team.


  1. "John Thompson". Retrieved 2011-07-29.

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