Bennie Thompson (American football)

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Bennie Thompson
No. 37, 46
Position: Safety / Special teamer
Personal information
Date of birth: (1963-02-10) February 10, 1963 (age 52)
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
College: Grambling
Undrafted: 1986
Career history
Career highlights and awards
As assistant coach

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]