For the perpetrator of a murder, James Richard "Ricky" Thompson Jr., see Murder of John Goosey and Stacy Barnett.
Ricky Thompson
Date of birth: (1954-05-15) May 15, 1954 (age 66)
Place of birth: El Paso, Texas
Career information
Position(s): Wide receiver
College: Baylor
NFL Draft: 1976 / Round: 8 / Pick: 228
 As player:
Baltimore Colts
Washington Redskins
St. Louis Cardinals
Playing stats at

Ricky Don Thompson (born May 15, 1954 in El Paso, Texas) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Baltimore Colts, the Washington Redskins, and the St. Louis Cardinals. He played college football at Baylor University and was drafted in the eighth round of the 1976 NFL Draft.

Thompson was a member of the 1974 Southwest Conference (SWC) Championship team at Baylor which is known in school lore as the "Miracle on the Brazos" team (since the 1973 Baylor team had finished in last place and the 1974 team was picked last by many). Thompson scored two of Baylor's three touchdowns in the 1975 Cotton Bowl against Penn State.

Thompson is currently the football sideline reporter for the Baylor Radio Network.

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