Bethel-Thompson in 2007 with UCLA
No. -- Free agent
|Date of birth:August 3, 1988|
|Place of birth: San Francisco, California|
|High school: San Francisco (CA) Balboa|
|College: Sacramento State|
|Undrafted in 2011|
|Debuted in 2011 for the Sacramento Mountain Lions|
|Roster status: Active|
Career NFL statistics
McLeod John Baltazar Bethel-Thompson (born August 3, 1988) is an American football quarterback. He was waived by the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League on November 26, 2013. He signed with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2011.
Bethel-Thompson graduated from San Francisco's Balboa High School in 2006, where he played football, basketball, and baseball. He was the City's Football Player of the Year in 2006 and its Back of the Year in 2005. In 2004 and 2005, he led his team to the Turkey Bowl, the City's annual championship, held on Thanksgiving Day.
Bethel-Thompson played at Sacramento State University for the remainder of his collegiate career.
San Jose SaberCats
San Francisco 49ers
Sacramento Mountain Lions
On September 3, 2011, Bethel-Thompson signed with the Sacramento Mountain Lions. Bethel-Thompson competed with Jordan Palmer, former Fresno State quarterback Ryan Colburn, and Trevor Harris for the starting job. Bethel-Thompson ended up starting the last two games at quarterback over Colburn (Palmer was released and Harris signed with the Orlando Predators).
Later in 2011, Bethel-Thompson signed to the Miami Dolphins practice squad.
Bethel-Thompson signed a future contract with the Minnesota Vikings on January 13, 2012. He was named to the 53-man active roster just before the start of the 2012 regular season after beating out veteran Sage Rosenfels for the third-string quarterback job. He was released on October 8, 2013, when the Vikings signed Josh Freeman.
Second stint with 49ers
Bethel-Thompson was claimed off waivers by the 49ers from the Minnesota Vikings on October 9, 2013. He was put on waivers by the 49ers on November 26, 2013, then signed to the practice squad a day later.
- CIF San Francisco. AAA/CIF San Francisco All-City 2005-2006. (Retrieved 9-3-12.]
- CIF San Francisco. AAA/CIF San Francisco All-City 2004-2005. (Retrieved 9-3-12.]
- Fitzgerald, Tom (September 10, 2010) "Sac State's Bethel-Thompson in a good place." San Francisco Chronicle. (Retrieved 9-3-12.)
- 49ers Sign Quarterback Bethel-Thompson
- "QB Bethel-Thompson claimed off waivers by 49ers". Yahoo! Sports. 2013-10-09. Retrieved 2013-10-09.