Brandon Thompson (American football)

Brandon Thompson

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Thompson with the Cincinnati Bengals
No. 98Cincinnati Bengals
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-10-19) October 19, 1989
Place of birth: Thomasville, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 325 lb (147 kg)
Career information
High school: Thomasville (GA)
College: Clemson
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 3 / Pick: 93
Career history
Roster status: Reserve/PUP
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-ACC (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2015
Tackles: 51
Sacks: 3.0
Forced fumbles: 0
Player stats at

Brandon Thompson (born October 19, 1989) is an American football defensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Bengals in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football at Clemson.

Early years

Thompson attended Thomasville High School in Thomasville, Georgia. As a senior, he had 19 sacks and 61 tackles.

Regarded as a four-star recruit by, Thompson was listed as the ninth best defensive tackle prospect of his class.[1]

College career

Thompson was originally redshirted as a freshman in 2008, but had the redshirt taken off after an injury to Jamie Cumbie. He played in the teams final 12 games and recorded 15 tackles and a sack. As a sophomore in 2009, he started all 13 games and had 27 tackles. As a junior in 2010 he had 41 tackles and a sack.

Professional career

Thompson was drafted by the Bengals in the third round, 93rd overall, in the 2012 NFL Draft. In 2013, he played in all 16 regular-season games, starting the last seven including the Wild Card playoff game replacing the injured Geno Atkins.

On March 25, 2016, Thompson signed a 1-year contract with the Cincinnati Bengals that will keep him through the 2016 season.[2]


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