Updated July 9, 2009
2008: Missed the season due to injury...Earned the Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award, which requires a minimum 3.2 grade point average.
2007: Recipient of the Conference Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award...Played in two games...Had one tackle.
High School: Walk-on, who redshirted in 2006...Two-time all-conference selection at nearby Carterville High School...Was the Lions' top receiver as a junior and senior...Caught 20 passes for 627 yards and 11 touchdowns in four prep seasons...Captain of both the football and basketball teams...Also placed fourth in the state in the triple jump and anchored three state qualifying relay teams.
Worth Knowing: Born November 27, 1987...Son of Ed and Jamie Thompson...Father is head trainer at SIU...Majoring in accounting...Earned a College of Business Scholarship at SIU.