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Jonathan Crompton
Crompton with the Montreal Alouettes in 2015
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-07-25) July 25, 1987 (age 34)
Place of birth: Asheville, North Carolina
Career information
College: Tennessee
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 5 / Pick: 168
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
 As player:
* San Diego Chargers ( 2010)*
 As coach:
* Toronto Argonauts (2019-present)
CFL status: International
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Stats at

Jonathan David Crompton (born July 25, 1987) is an offensive coach for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He is a former American football quarterback having briefly been a member of the New England Patriots, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Washington Redskins after being drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. In addition, Crompton played for the Edmonton Eskimos and Montreal Alouettes of the CFL. He played college football at the University of Tennessee.

Early years

Crompton was raised in Asheville, North Carolina and played two seasons of football at Clyde A. Erwin High School in Asheville. Before his junior season, Crompton moved to Waynesville, North Carolina in 2003 to finish his high school career at Tuscola High School.[1] He was a Parade All-American in his senior season for the Tuscola Mountaineers. In 2003 and 2004, he was the named to the 3A All-State, All-Western and All-Mountain Athletic Teams, as well as being two-time player of the year. In 2004, he threw for 2,423 yards and 24 touchdowns on his way to an invite to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, where his performance earned him the "Army of One" award.[2]

Crompton was a five-star recruit by and the third ranked quarterback in the class of 2005 behind Mark Sanchez and Ryan Perrilloux.[3]

College career

File:Jonathan David Crompton.jpg

Crompton attends his alma mater Tuscola High School's 2008 rivalry game against Pisgah with his family

2005 season

In 2005, Crompton enrolled at the University of Tennessee to play college football under head coach Phillip Fulmer. He redshirted his freshman year.[4][5]

2006 season

In 2006, Crompton saw little action until an injury to starting quarterback Erik Ainge led to his first significant playing time against #13 LSU. Replacing Ainge in the second quarter, he threw for 183 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the Volunteers' 28–24 loss at Neyland Stadium.[6][7] The following week was Crompton's first-ever collegiate start against Arkansas at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Croptom would go 16-of-34 for 174 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception as the Volunteers lost 31–14.[8][9] Ainge's return against Vanderbilt meant limited playing time for Crompton. Crompton finished the season 31-of-66 passing with four touchdowns and two interceptions.[10]

2007 season

As a sophomore in 2007, Crompton saw action as a reserve in seven games. He threw his lone touchdown of the season, a 49-yard pass to wide receiver Kenny O'Neal, in a 59–7 home victory over Louisiana-Lafayette.[11][12] He finished the season 7-of-12 passing for 98 yards, two interceptions, and one touchdown.[13]

2008 season

In 2008, Crompton started the first four and the final two games of the season in the midst of what would be head coach Phillip Fulmer's last season with the Volunteers. He was the starter in wins over Alabama-Birmingham,[14] Kentucky,[15] and Vanderbilt;[16] however, his erratic play within the offensive scheme of newly hired offensive coordinator Dave Clawson contributed to a poor season for Tennessee, where they went 5-6 and missed a bowl game, and the subsequent firing of Fulmer.[17] He finished the season 86-of-167 passing (51.5%) with five interceptions and four touchdowns.[18]

2009 season

When Lane Kiffin was hired as head coach of the Volunteers, he named Crompton the starting quarterback prior to the 2009 season.[19][20] Crompton, as a senior, finally achieved some success with the program. In Kiffin's first game as the Volunteers' head coach, Crompton had a great outing with 233 passing yards, five touchdowns, and two interceptions in the 63–7 home victory over the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.[21][22] Crompton led Tennessee to an upset 45-19 home rout of the Georgia Bulldogs[23] and was named the AT&T National Player of the Week. In a game at Bryant–Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, against undefeated, top-ranked, and eventual national champion Alabama, Crompton's passing had Tennessee in position for a game-winning field goal in the final seconds, only to see the kick blocked by Terrence Cody as the Crimson Tide escaped with a 12–10 win.[24][25] Crompton won five of his last seven starts in the regular season before the Vols lost 37–14 to Virginia Tech in the Chick-fil-a Bowl.[26] Crompton finished the season with 27 touchdown passes, 13 interceptions, and a 58.3% completion percentage.[27] He surpassed Heath Shuler's single-season best of 25 touchdown passes at Tennessee.


Year Team Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
2006 Tennessee 31 66 47.0 401 6.1 4 2 111.9 16 18 1.1 0
2007 Tennessee 7 12 58.3 97 8.1 1 2 120.4 4 -9 -2.3 0
2008 Tennessee 86 167 51.5 889 5.3 4 5 98.1 37 27 0.7 2
2009 Tennessee 224 384 58.3 2,800 7.3 27 13 136.0 44 -52 -1.2 1
Career 348 629 55.3 4,187 6.7 36 22 123.1 101 -16 -0.2 3


Professional career

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 3 in 222 lb 4.85 s 1.70 s 2.79 s 4.34 s 6.95 s 31 in 8 ft 10 in

San Diego Chargers

Crompton was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fifth round with the 168th overall pick of the 2010 NFL Draft.[29] He was waived during final cuts on September 4, 2010, was re-signed to the Chargers' practice squad the next day, but was released on September 7, 2010.[30]

New England Patriots

The New England Patriots signed Crompton to their practice squad on November 2, 2010. On January 18, 2011, the Patriots re-signed Crompton to a future contract for the 2011 season. On August 1, he was waived by the team.[31]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

On August 5, 2011, Crompton signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was cut on September 3, 2011.[32]

Washington Redskins

File:Jonathan crompton redskins.jpg

Crompton at Redskins training camp in 2012.

The Washington Redskins signed Crompton to their practice squad on September 4, 2011.[33]

On January 3, 2012, Crompton signed a futures contract with the Redskins.[34] On August 27, he was released by the team.[35] Two days later, Crompton was re-signed by the Redskins.[36] Crompton was released again on August 31, 2012 for final cuts before the start of the 2012 season.[37]

Edmonton Eskimos

On May 14, 2013, Crompton signed with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League.[38] Crompton made appearances in seven games during the 2013 CFL season for the Eskimos; only receiving significant playing time in one of those seven games.

Montreal Alouettes

On August 22, 2014, he played his first game for the Alouettes in relief of Alex Brink, completing 18 for 29 passes for 266 yards in a 24–16 loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Despite the loss, Crompton received praise for his strong play.[39] Crompton played the remaining 11 regular-season games and led the Alouettes from a 1–7 start to a record of 9–9 and a playoff berth. During the 2014 CFL season, Crompton completed 179 passes on 308 attempts (58.1% accuracy), for 2,482 yards, with 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions (passer rating of 85.2). Crompton led the Alouettes to a dominant 50-17 Eastern Semi-final victory over the BC Lions, but was unable to overcome the divisional champion Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Eastern Final.

Crompton entered the Alouettes 2015 CFL Training Camp as the starting quarterback. Crompton had a rough start to the 2015 CFL season: On opening night, he completed just 5-of-17 pass attempts for 51 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He sustained a shoulder injury during the game and was unable to finish the contest.[40] Due to multiple injuries throughout the 2015 campaign Crompton only played in 3 games. Crompton did not make an appearance for the Alouettes during the 2016 season. On April 4, 2017, Crompton was released by the Alouettes.[41] Crompton has since retired from professional football.[42]


Year Team Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Yds Y/A TD Int Att Yds Avg TD
2013 EDM 30 58 451 7.8 5 5 5 20 4.0 1
2014 MTL 179 308 2,482 8.1 11 8 28 154 5.5 0
2015 MTL 27 62 329 5.3 3 5 1 3 3.0 0
Career 236 428 3,262 7.0 19 18 34 177 4.2 1


Coaching career

On August 18, 2019 Crompton joined the Toronto Argonauts (CFL) as an offensive coach to assist offensive coordinator Jacques Chapdelaine.[44]


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