Brandon Thompson (American football)
Thompson with the Cincinnati Bengals
|No. 98 Cincinnati Bengals|
|Date of birth:||October 19, 1989|
|Place of birth:||Thomasville, Georgia|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||325 lb (147 kg)|
|High school:||Thomasville (GA)|
|NFL Draft:||2012 / Round: 3 / Pick: 93|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2015|
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.
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.
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.
- Career statistics and player information from NFL.com • ESPN • Pro-Football-Reference
- Clemson Tigers bio