Kendal Thompson
Salt Lake Stallions
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1992-05-14) May 14, 1992 (age 28)
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school:Southmoore
(Moore, Oklahoma)
College:Utah
Undrafted:2016
Career history
* Washington Redskins ( 2016 2017)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Kendal Thompson (born May 14, 1992) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent.[1] He played college football at Oklahoma and Utah. He signed with the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent in 2016.[2]

College career[edit | edit source]

Oklahoma[edit | edit source]

Thompson was redshirted in 2011 and did not play in any games in 2012. As a redshirt sophomore in 2013, Thompson was slated to compete against redshirt junior Blake Bell and redshirt freshman Trevor Knight for the starting quarterback job. Thompson was forced to drop out of the quarterback derby after suffering a broken right foot during the first practice of fall camp.[3] He was able to return during the 2013 season and made two appearances as a backup quarterback.[4] On January 21, 2014, Thompson announced his intention to graduate from the University of Oklahoma in May and transfer to another college to play football as a graduate student.[5]

Utah[edit | edit source]

Thompson transferred to the University of Utah and was eligible to play immediately after graduating from Oklahoma. He competed with junior Travis Wilson, who started 16 games at quarterback for Utah in the previous two seasons, for the starting quarterback job. It was expected that Wilson would win the quarterback competition and he was eventually named the starting quarterback over Thompson during fall camp.[6] In a game against UCLA on October 4, 2014, Thompson relieved Wilson after the offense started the game with three consecutive three-and-outs. Thompson would lead Utah to a 30-28 upset victory over UCLA. In the next game against Oregon State, Thompson started the game, but was benched in favor of Wilson at halftime. Wilson would lead Utah to a double-overtime victory.[7][8] On November 8, Thompson started the game against Oregon, but he left the game after suffering a torn ACL. The knee injury ended his 2014 season.[9][10]

Professional career[edit | edit source]

Washington Redskins[edit | edit source]

Thompson signed with the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent on July 27, 2016.[11] He was waived on September 3, 2016 and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[12][13] After spending his entire rookie season on the practice squad, he signed a reserve/future contract with the Redskins on January 2, 2017.[14]

On August 13, 2017, Thompson was waived/injured by the Redskins and placed on injured reserve.[15] He was released on August 18, 2017.

Los Angeles Rams[edit | edit source]

On July 30, 2018, Thompson signed with the Los Angeles Rams.[16] On August 31, 2018, Thompson was waived/injured by the Rams and placed on injured reserve.[17] He was released on December 4, 2018.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Kendal Thompson" (in en). http://www.nfl.com/player/kendalthompson/2557436/profile.
  2. "As Kendal Thompson tries to make Redskins, he clings to Native American roots". ESPN.com. http://www.espn.com/blog/washington-redskins/post/_/id/26076/as-kendal-thompson-tries-to-make-redskins-he-clings-to-native-american-roots?ex_cid=espnapi_public.
  3. Greenspan, Dan (August 1, 2013). "Kendal Thompson out of Oklahoma QB derby after injuring foot". http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000224610/article/kendal-thompson-out-of-oklahoma-qb-derby-after-injuring-foot. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  4. Hinnen, Jerry (February 26, 2014). "Ex-Oklahoma QB Kendal Thompson transfers to Utah". http://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/ex-oklahoma-qb-kendal-thompson-transfers-to-utah/. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  5. Hinnen, Jerry (January 22, 2014). "Oklahoma QB Kendal Thompson announces transfer". http://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/oklahoma-qb-kendal-thompson-announces-transfer/. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  6. Bonagura, Kyle (August 18, 2014). "Utah names Travis Wilson starting QB". http://www.espn.com/blog/ncfnation/post/_/id/97118/utah-names-travis-wilson-starting-qb. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  7. Bonagura, Kyle (October 16, 2014). "Thompson or Wilson? Answer should be obvious". http://www.espn.com/blog/pac12/post/_/id/78728/thompson-or-wilson-answer-should-be-obvious. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  8. Jennings, Chantel (October 22, 2014). "Utah turns to Travis Wilson at QB ... for now". http://www.espn.com/blog/pac12/post/_/id/78974/utah-hoping-one-quarterback-takes-charge. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  9. Goon, Kyle (November 9, 2014). "Utes lose QB Kendal Thompson and WR Tim Patrick for the season". The Salt Lake Tribune. http://www.sltrib.com/home/1802810-155/patrick-season-thompson-whittingham-coach-downfield. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  10. Piper, Matthew (April 24, 2015). "Utah football: After remarkably fast recovery, Kendal Thompson is ready to compete in fall". The Salt Lake Tribune. http://www.sltrib.com/sports/2438146-155/utah-football-after-remarkably-fast-recovery. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
  11. Czarda, Stephen (July 27, 2016). "Redskins Sign Wide Receivers Kendal Thompson, T.J. Thorpe". http://www.redskins.com/news/article-1/Redskins-Sign-Wide-Receivers-Kendal-Thompson-TJ-Thorpe/139a6674-5a01-4ecc-a062-65e64d59a8d1. Retrieved June 7, 2017.
  12. "09/03: Redskins Make Roster Moves". September 3, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20170903030343/http://www.redskins.com/news/article-1/0903-Redskins-Make-Roster-Moves/4ab685bf-26c8-4560-8359-7ef83d4951ca. Retrieved July 16, 2017.
  13. Czarda, Stephen (September 4, 2016). "Nine Players Signed To The Redskins' Practice Squad". https://web.archive.org/web/20170903032230/http://www.redskins.com/news/article-1/Nine-Players-Signed-To-The-Redskins-Practice-Squad/feda31d1-7bb6-4732-a3a5-8deec3839b92. Retrieved July 16, 2017.
  14. "Redskins Sign Nine To Reserve/Future Contracts". January 2, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170903030644/http://www.redskins.com/news/article-1/Redskins-Sign-Nine-To-ReserveFuture-Contracts/8b47d71e-b8f6-4210-ba00-7f83390de040. Retrieved July 16, 2017.
  15. Williams, Charean (August 13, 2017). "Washington signs OL Kendall Pace, LB Ron Thompson Jr.". http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/08/13/washington-signs-ol-kendall-pace-lb-ron-thompson-jr/.
  16. Simmons, Myles (July 30, 2018). "Rams Waive Aaron Lacombe, Sign Kendal Thompson". https://www.therams.com/news/rams-waive-aaron-lacombe-sign-kendal-thompson.
  17. "Rams Make Initial Roster Cuts". August 31, 2018. https://www.therams.com/news/Rams-Make-Initial-Roster-Cuts.

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