Brandon Thompson (American football)

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Brandon Thompson
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Thompson with the Cincinnati Bengals
No. 98 Cincinnati Bengals
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-10-19) October 19, 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth: Thomasville, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 325 lb (147 kg)
Career information
High school: Thomasville (GA)
College: Clemson
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 3 / Pick: 93
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-ACC (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Tackles: 53
Sacks: 3.0
Forced fumbles: 0
Player stats at

Brandon Thompson (born October 19, 1989) is an American football defensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Bengals in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football at Clemson.

Early years[edit]

Thompson attended Thomasville High School in Thomasville, Georgia. As a senior, he had 19 sacks and 61 tackles.

Regarded as a four-star recruit by, Thompson was listed as the ninth best defensive tackle prospect of his class.[1]

College career[edit]

Thompson was originally redshirted as a freshman in 2008, but had the redshirt taken off after an injury to Jamie Cumbie. He played in the teams final 12 games and recorded 15 tackles and a sack. As a sophomore in 2009, he started all 13 games and had 27 tackles. As a junior in 2010, he had 41 tackles and a sack.

Professional career[edit]

Thompson was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round, 93rd overall, in the 2012 NFL Draft. In 2013, he played in all 16 regular-season games, starting the last seven games, which included the Wild Card playoff game, where he replaced the injured Geno Atkins.

On March 25, 2016, Thompson signed a one-year contract with the Bengals that will keep him through the 2016 season.[2] He was placed on the Reserve/PUP list to start the season after he suffered a torn ACL in Week 17 of the 2015 season.[3] Since he spent the entire season on reserve, his contract tolled, keeping him under contract for the 2017 season.


  1. ^ Brandon Thompson – Yahoo Sports
  2. ^ "Bengals Re-Sign DT Brandon Thompson". Retrieved March 26, 2016. 
  3. ^ Marcum, Jason (August 30, 2016). "Bengals Cuts 2016: Andrew Billings placed on I.R.; Brandon Thompson goes to PUP". Retrieved April 22, 2017. 

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