Bill Thompson (American football)

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Billy Thompson
No. 36
Position: Defensive back
Personal information
Born: (1946-10-10) October 10, 1946 (age 71)
Greenville, South Carolina
Career information
College: Maryland State College
NFL Draft: 1969 / Round: 3 / Pick: 61
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Interceptions: 40
INT yards: 784
INT Touchdowns: 3
Fumble Recoveries: 21
FR Touchdowns: 4
Player stats at

William Allen "Billy" Thompson (born October 10, 1946) is a former American football cornerback and safety in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the third round[1] of the 1969 NFL Draft. He played college football at Maryland State College and was inducted into the Hawk Hall of Fame in 1984.[2]

Thompson was a three-time Pro Bowl selection[3] and was inducted into the Broncos Ring of Fame in 1987.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Thompson played his entire 13-year career for the Denver Broncos from 1969-1981.[5] During his career he was selected to the three Pro Bowls in 1977, 1978, and 1981[6] and was an All-Pro selection in 1977.[7] He is currently third on the Broncos all-time list for games started with 179,[8] tenth in games played with 179,[9] and holds the club record for interception return yards at 784.

See also[edit]

Most consecutive starts by a strong safety