Bennie Thompson (American football)

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Bennie Thompson
No. 37, 46
Safety / Special teamer
Personal information
Date of birth: (1963-02-10) February 10, 1963 (age 51)
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
College: Grambling
Undrafted in 1986
Debuted in 1986 for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Last played in 1999 for the Baltimore Ravens
Career history
Career highlights and awards
As assistant coach
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Bennie Thompson (born February 10, 1963 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former American football safety for the New Orleans Saints in the National Football League. He went to the Pro Bowl after the 1991 and 1998 seasons as a special teams player. Thompson also played for the Kansas City Chiefs, Cleveland Browns, and the Baltimore Ravens. Thompson is best known for his special teams contributions.

College career[edit]

He played at the Grambling State UniversityGrambling.

Professional career[edit]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

He signed with the team after his three-year stint in the Canadian Football League. In 1991, He was selected to the Pro Bowl as a special teamer.

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

He spent two seasons in Kansas city. In 1992, Thompson recorded a career high 4 interceptions.

Cleveland Browns[edit]

He played in Cleveland and only for two seasons but was coached by Bill Belichick. He tied for the team lead in ST tackles with 21 in 1994.[1]

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

He played in Baltimore in four seasons. In 1998, He was selected to the Pro Bowl as a special teamer. It was his second career Pro Bowl selection.[2]

In 1999, he led the team with 24 ST tackles.[3]

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