33  Justin Thompson
Justin Thompson

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Inglewood, CA

High School:
Westchester HS

Last College:
El Camino College

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 265

Position:
DL

Birthdate:
01/18/1988

Experience:
1L


Career & 2010 Highlights:


Lettered two seasons with the Tigers after transferring from El Camino CC...Joined the Tigers in January `09...Played in eight of 12 games in 2009, with one start on the defensive line...Underwent knee surgery on October 23, 2009 and missed three games...Totaled 18 tackles, including 12 solo stops...Posted 2.5 TFLs for a loss of 10 yards and an assisted sack for a loss of two yards...Made his Memphis debut on the defensive line in the season opener against Ole Miss and had two solo tackles, including one for a loss of five yards...Had his first collegiate start against UT Martin and made two solo tackles...Logged a career-best five tackles against Marshall and assisted on a sack for a loss of five yards in the third quarter...Matched his career high in tackles with five solo stops against UCF... Returned against Houston after missing three games with the injury...Did not play against Tulsa...Opened 2010 season with a tackle versus Mississippi State...Posted two tackles versus East Carolina before leaving game with a knee injury...Missed the remainder of the season.

2009:


Joined the Tigers in January, and enrolled in school for the spring semester...Worked out with the Tiger defense during the spring 2009 practice session...Transferred from El Camino College...Played in eight of 12 games in 2009, with one start on the defensive line...Underwent knee surgery on October 23, 2009 and missed three games...Totaled 18 tackles, including 12 solo stops...Posted 2.5 TFLs for a loss of 10 yards and an assisted sack for a loss of two yards...Made his Memphis debut on the defensive line in the season opener against Ole Miss and had two solo tackles, including one for a loss of five yards...Credited with one solo tackle against Middle Tennessee...Had his first collegiate start against UT Martin and made two solo tackles...Logged a career-best five tackles against Marshall and assisted on a sack for a loss of five yards in the third quarter...Matched his career high in tackles with five solo stops against UCF...Had a TFL for a loss of three yards...Registered two assisted tackles against UTEP...Was in on one assisted tackle against Southern Miss...Had knee surgery on Oct. 23...Returned against Houston after missing three games with the injury...Did not play against Tulsa.

Junior College:


Played two seasons for coach John Featherstone at El Camino College...Saw action in 10 games as a sophomore at El Camino in 2007...Tallied 40 tackles, including nine solo stops...Ranked eighth on the team in tackles...Also registered four sacks for minus 24 yards...Credited with 18 quarterback hurries and 12 TFL for losses of 39 yards...Credited with one safety and a blocked field goal...Earned first-team Mission Conference honors as voted unanimously by league coaches...Five-star junior college standout who was ranked third among the country's top junior college prospects and the nation's best defensive lineman according to Scout.com...As a freshman at El Camino, logged 36 tackles, eight TFL, four sacks, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries...Helped squad to a 12-2 record and a California Community College state championship...Signed with Oregon in February 2008.

Prep:


Prepped at Westchester High under coach David Williams...Worked on the offensive and defensive lines...Recovered a blocked punt in the endzone in a win over Cathedral in 2005...Tallied 11 tackles and a sack as a senior at WHS...Named the team's Offensive and Defensive Lineman of the Year his senior season...Also worked as a punter in high school...Earned second-team all-league honors as a junior...Logged eight tackles and two sacks in a win over Hamilton in 2004.

Personal:


Justin Emmanuel Thompson is the son of Robert and Japinta Hull-Thompson...Born January 18, 1988, in Los Angeles, Calif.

Thompson's Career Defensive Statistics
YR G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SK INT
2009 8/1 12 6 18 0 0 0 2.5-10 0.5-2 0-0
2010 2/0 2 1 3 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0
Total 10/1 14 7 21 0 0 0 2.5-10 0.5-2 0-0

Thompson's Career Highs
Tackles 5 (2x; last at UCF, 2009)
Solo Tackles 5 (at UCF, 2009)
Assisted Tackles 3 (vs. Marshall, 2009)
Tackles For Loss 1 (2x; last at UCF, 2009)
Sacks 0.5 (vs. Marshall, 2009)

Thompson's Game-By Game
Defense Opponent UT AT TT TFL SK FF PBU INT
9/6/09 Ole Miss 2 0 2 1-5 0-0 0 0-0 0-0
9/12/09 MTSU 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0
9/19/09* UT Martin 2 0 2 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0
9/26/09 Marshall 2 3 5 .5-2 .5-2 0 0-0 0-0
10/3/09 UCF 5 0 5 1-3 0-0 0 0-0 0-0
10/10/09 UTEP 0 2 2 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0
10/17/09 Southern Miss 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0
10/27/09 East Carolina INJ
11/7/09 Tennessee INJ
11/14/09 UAB INJ
11/21/09 Houston 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0
11/27/09 Tulsa DNP
9/4/10 Mississippi St. 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/11/10 East Carolina 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
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