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 72)
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 NFL.com

William Allen 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Denver Bronco Legends: Billy Thompson
  2. ^ "William "Billy" Thompson" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-08-01. Retrieved 2016-11-01.
  3. ^ Pro Football Reference - Bill Thompson
  4. ^ Denver Bronco Legends: Billy Thompson
  5. ^ NFL Profiles - Bill Thompson
  6. ^ Pro Football Reference - Bill Thompson
  7. ^ Pro Football Reference - Bill Thompson
  8. ^ Pro Football Reference - Bill Thompson
  9. ^ Denver Broncos Greats... By The Numbers: #36