Jordan Thompson
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Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-07-12) July 12, 1989 (age 31)
Career information
College: Ohio
Undrafted in 2013
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Detroit Lions ( 2014 2015)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A

Jordan Thompson (born July 12, 1989) is a former American football tight end. He played college football at Ohio University and attended Parkway High School in Rockford, Ohio. He has been a member of the Detroit Lions of the National Football League.

College careerEdit

Thompson played for the Ohio Bobcats from 2009 to 2012. He was redshirted in 2008.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Thompson was rated the 54th best tight end in the 2013 NFL Draft by[2]

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 4 in 247 lb 4.82 s 1.72 s 2.77 s 22 reps

Thompson was signed by the Detroit Lions on April 28, 2014. He was released by the Lions on August 30, 2014, and signed to the team's practice squad on September 1, 2014.[3] He made his NFL debut on October 19, 2014, against the New Orleans Saints.[4] He was released by the Lions on May 4, 2016.[5]

He participated in The Spring League in 2017.[6]

Life after footballEdit

Thompson is now a carpenter on the HGTV show, While You Were Out.[7]


  1. "Jordan Thompson". Retrieved October 20, 2014.
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  3. "Jordan Thompson". Archived from the original on December 4, 2014. Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  4. "Jordan Thompson". Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  5. "JORDAN THOMPSON". Archived from the original on May 4, 2016. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  6. Levine, Ben (April 9, 2017). "The Spring League Announces Camp Roster". Archived from the original on July 26, 2017. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
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