Tom Compton
Compton at Redskins training camp in 2012.
No. 68     Washington Redskins
Offensive Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-05-10) May 10, 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth: Rosemount, Minnesota
High School: Rosemount (MN)
Career information
College: South Dakota
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 6 / Pick: 193
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Washington Redskins ( 2012–present)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* FCS All-America Team (2011)
  • GWC Offensive Lineman of the Year (2011)
  • 2× All-GWC First Team (2010, 2011)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 14, 2012
Games played     0
Games started     0
Fumbles recoveries     0

Tom Compton (born May 10, 1989) is an American football offensive tackle for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of South Dakota. He was drafted in the sixth round, with the 193rd overall pick, by the Redskins in the 2012 NFL Draft.

High school careerEdit

A native of Rosemount, Minnesota, Compton attended Rosemount High School, where he was a two-year starter on the offensive line and led the team to the section championship and state semifinals.

College careerEdit

At South Dakota, Compton was a three-time Great West Conference selection—honorable mention in 2009 and consecutive first team selections in 2010, 2011—and 2011 GWC Offensive Lineman of the Year.[1] After his senior season, he played at the 2012 East–West Shrine Game.

Professional careerEdit

2012 NFL CombineEdit

Compton was invited to the 2012 NFL Combine, where he was listed as the No. 9 offensive tackle prospect. Projected as a fourth round selection by Sports Illustrated, Compton was ranked as the No. 8 offensive tackle available in the 2012 NFL Draft.[2]

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 5 in 314 lb 5.11 s 4.60 s 7.59 s 30.0 in 9 ft 0 in 20 rep

Washington RedskinsEdit

Compton was drafted in the sixth round of 2012 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins.[4] He was the first South Dakota Coyote drafted since Chul Schwanke in 1986.[5] He was officially signed by the Redskins to a four-year contract on May 6, 2012.[6] Compton was cut on August 31, 2012 for final cuts before the start of the 2012 season.[7] After not being claimed off waivers, he was signed to the team's practice squad the next day.[8]

On December 5, 2012, it was announced that Compton had been promoted to the Redskins 53-man roster after the Redskins placed cornerback Cedric Griffin on the Reserve/Suspension list.[9]


  3. NFL Combine Profile
  4. Fitzgerald, Gary (April 28, 2012). "Redskins Focus On Depth In Late Rounds". Retrieved 2012-04-30.
  6. Jones, Mike (May 6, 2012). "Redskins sign two more draft picks". Retrieved 2012-05-06.
  7. Jones, Mike (August 31, 2012). "Redskins’ cutdown day begins". Retrieved 2012-08-31.
  8. Jones, Mike (September 1, 2012). "Redskins add CB Crezdon Butler to round out 53-man roster". Retrieved 2012-09-01.
  9. Jones, Mike (December 5, 2012). "Redskins promote rookie T Tom Compton to 53-man roster". Retrieved 2012-12-05.

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