Played in and started 11 games on the year ... Missed the North Carolina game (Sept. 8) with an eye injury ... Finished the season with 52 tackles, including 27 solo stops ... Led all Deacon defensive linemen in tackles ... Tied for the team lead with four sacks for 31 yards ... His four sacks were tied for 17th in the ACC ... Tied for fourth on the team with 5.5 tackles for loss ... Had two QB hurries, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and an interception ... Named the ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week on Sept. 24 following his performance in the Army game ... Had five tackles and a QB hurry in the season opener vs. Liberty (Sept. 1) ... Missed the UNC game with an eye injury but returned the following week to make one tackle at Florida State (Sept. 15) ... Led the team with a season-high 12 tackles, including seven solo stops, vs. Army (Sept. 22) ... Had four tackles and recorded his second career interception vs. Duke (Sept. 29) ... Made five tackles, including four solo and two for loss, and had an eight-yard sack at Maryland (Oct. 6) ... Led the team with eight tackles, including four solo and two for loss, to go with 1.5 sacks for 10 yards at Virginia (Oct. 20) ... Had three tackles, including a half-sack, vs. Clemson (Oct. 25) ... Made six tackles, including a nine-yard sack, and forced and recovered a fumble vs. Boston College (Nov. 3) ... Made four tackles at NC State (Nov. 10) ... Recorded three tackles at Notre Dame (Nov. 17) ... Had one tackle and recorded a QB hurry vs. Vanderbilt (Nov. 24).
Started all 13 games at defensive end ... Finished the season with 40 tackles, including 17 solo stops and 4.0 tackles for loss ... Ranked sixth on the team in tackles for loss ... Had one interception and broke up two passes ... Was the only member of the defensive line to intercept a pass in 2011 ... Made three tackles, including one for a loss, in the season opener at Syracuse (Sept 1.) ... Made three stops and broke up a pass vs. NC State (Sept. 10) ... Had a pair of tackles and a pass break-up vs. Gardner-Webb (Sept. 17) ... Made three tackles at Boston College (Oct. 1) ... Recorded a tackle for loss on BC's final play of the game ...Had three tackles and a half-tackle for loss vs. Virginia Tech (Oct. 15) ... Had three tackles and a half-sack at North Carolina (Oct. 29) ... Made six stops vs. Notre Dame (Nov. 5) ... Had three tackles and his first career interception at Clemson (Nov. 12) ... Made a season-high seven tackles in the regular season finale vs. Vanderbilt (Nov. 26) ... Had three solo tackles in the Music City Bowl vs. Mississippi State (Dec. 30).
2010 (Redshirt Freshman)
Saw action in nine games with five starts to earn his first varsity letter ... Started each of the final five games of the season ... Missed three games in the middle of the season with a shoulder injury ... Made collegiate debut in season opener vs. Presbyterian (Sept. 2) and had three tackles ... Had two tackles and half a tackle for loss at Stanford (Sept. 18) ... Made first career start at Maryland (Oct. 30) and had a season-high five tackles ... Recorded three stops vs. Boston College (Nov. 6) ... Had first career sack and made three tackles vs. Clemson (Nov. 20) ... Finished season with two tackles and a QB hurry at Vanderbilt (Nov. 27).
2009 (True Freshman)
Redshirted the season.
A 2009 graduate of Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, Va. ... Played for his father, Mickey Thompson, at Stone Bridge ... First team All-Met by the Washington Post in 2008 ... First team Class 3A all-state selection as a defensive lineman in 2008 ... First team All-Liberty District as both a tight end and defensive end ... Earned first team All-Northern Region at both positions as well ... Was second on the Stone Bridge team in tackles with 62 tackles and seven sacks as a senior ... Caught 18 passes for 310 yards and four TDs in 2008 ... Was an all-region pick and a unanimous all-district pick as a junior ... Named to the Washington Post Loudoun All-Extra team in 2007 and 2008 ... Ranked as the No. 20 prospect in Virginia by SuperPrep.com ... Scout.com lists him as the No. 88 defensive end prospect ... Recruited by Brad Lambert.
Majoring in communication with a minor in American ethnic studies ... Twin brother of Deacon quarterback Patrick Thompson ... Son of Mickey and Kathleen Thompson ... Father is a former player at Virginia ... Born Jan. 18, 1991.