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Tommy Thompson
Tommy Thompson - 1948 Bowman.jpg
Thompson on a 1948 Bowman football card
No. 10, 11     
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: August 15, 1918
Place of birth: Hutchinson, Kansas
Date of death: April 21, 1989(1989-04-21) (aged 70)
Place of death: Calico Rock, Arkansas
Career information
College: Tulsa
Undrafted in 1940
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Pittsburgh Steelers ( 1940)
Career highlights and awards
* 2× NFL champion (1948, 1949)
TDINT     91–103
Yards     10,385
Passer rating     66.5
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Thomas Pryor Thompson (August 15, 1918 – April 22, 1989) was an American football quarterback in the National Football League and Canadian Football League. He was blind in one eye, from a childhood incident, but nevertheless served in the U.S. Army for two years during World War II, which put his professional career on hold.[1]

Born in Hutchinson, Kansas, Thompson graduated from R. L. Paschal High School in Fort Worth, Texas, and played college football at the University of Tulsa.

Thompson was an off-and-on starter for the Philadelphia Eagles, and led them to three consecutive NFL championship appearances, including the 1948 and 1949 title-winning seasons.[2] His 25 touchdown passes led the league in 1948 and he led to victory in the championship game over the defending champion Chicago Cardinals in a snowstorm, avenging their loss in the previous year.[3] Thompson also played on in the Canadian Football League for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1953.[4][5]

Thompson is one of three eligible inactive NFL quarterbacks with multiple championships who were not inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, along with Jim Plunkett and Jack Kemp.[6] Ray Didinger of CSNPhilly ranked him in the Top 5 all-time Eagles quarterbacks, citing his contribution to the championship teams.

Thompson battled brain cancer for over a year and died in 1989 in Calico Rock, Arkansas.[7][8]

Career statisticsEdit

Denotes seasons in which Thompson won an NFL championship
Led the league
Regular season
General Passing Rushing
Season Team GP GS W–L Comp Att Pct Yds Y/A Y/G TD Int Rate Sck Att Yds Y/A Y/G TD Fum
1940 PIT 11 2 [lower-alpha 1] 9 28 32.1% 145 5.2 13.2 1 3 22.8 [lower-alpha 1] 40 39 1.0 3.5 0 0
1941 PHI 11 5 [lower-alpha 1] 86 162 53.1% 959 5.9 87.2 8 14 51.4 [lower-alpha 1] 54 −2 0.0 −0.2 0 0
1942 PHI 11 10 [lower-alpha 1] 95 203 46.8% 1,410 6.9 128.2 8 16 50.3 [lower-alpha 1] 92 −32 −0.3 −2.9 1 2
1945 PHI 8 [lower-alpha 1][lower-alpha 1] 15 28 53.6% 146 5.2 18.3 0 2 38.7 [lower-alpha 1] 8 −13 −1.6 −1.6 0 3
1946 PHI 10 3 [lower-alpha 1] 57 103 55.3% 745 7.2 74.5 6 9 61.3 [lower-alpha 1] 34 −116 −3.4 −11.6 0 8
1947 PHI 12 1 [lower-alpha 1] 106 201 52.7% 1,680 8.4 140.0 16 15 76.3 [lower-alpha 1] 23 52 2.3 4.3 2 6
1948 PHI 12 4 [lower-alpha 1] 141 246 57.3% 1,965 8.0 163.8 25 11 98.4 [lower-alpha 1] 12 46 3.8 3.8 1 0
1949 PHI 12 9 [lower-alpha 1] 116 214 54.2% 1,727 8.1 143.9 16 11 84.4 [lower-alpha 1] 15 17 1.1 1.4 2 4
1950 PHI 12 12 6–6 107 239 44.8% 1,608 6.7 134.0 11 22 44.4 [lower-alpha 1] 15 34 2.3 2.8 0 3
Career 99 46 6–6 732 1,424 51.4% 10,385 7.3 104.9 91 103 66.5 [lower-alpha 1] 293 25 0.1 0.3 6 24
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