Crompton at Redskins training camp in 2012.
|No. 18 Montreal Alouettes|
|Date of birth:||July 25, 1987|
|Place of birth:||Asheville, North Carolina|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||225 lb (102 kg)|
|NFL draft:||2010 / Round: 5 / Pick: 168|
|Roster status:||Injured List|
Career NFL statistics
|Stats at NFL.com|
Jonathan David Crompton (born July 25, 1987) is an American football quarterback who is a member of the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Tennessee.
Crompton was raised in Asheville, North Carolina and played two seasons at Clyde A. Erwin High School in Asheville. Before his junior season, Crompton moved to Waynesville, North Carolina in 2003 to finish his high school career at Tuscola High School. He was a Parade All-American in his senior season at Tuscola. In 2003 and 2004 he was the named to the 3A All-State, All-Western and All-Mountain Athletic Teams, as well as being two-time player of the year. In 2004 he threw for 2,423 yards and 24 touchdowns on his way to an invite to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, where his performance earned him the "Army of One" award.
In 2006, Crompton saw little action until an injury to starting quarterback Erik Ainge led to his first significant playing time against LSU. Replacing Ainge in the second quarter, he threw for 183 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Volunteers' 28–24 loss. The following week was Crompton's first-ever collegiate start versus Arkansas as the Volunteers lost 31–14. Ainge's return against Vanderbilt meant limited playing time for Crompton. Crompton finished the season 31-of-66 passing with four touchdowns and two interceptions.
As a sophomore in 2007, Crompton saw action as a reserve in seven games. He finished the season 7-of-12 passing for 98 yards, two interceptions, and one touchdown. In 2008, Crompton started the first four and the final two games of the season in the midst of what would be Phil Fulmer's last year as the head coach. He finished the season 86-of-167 passing (51.5%) with five interceptions and four touchdowns. He was the starter in wins over Alabama-Birmingham, Kentucky and Vanderbilt; however, his erratic play within the offensive scheme of newly hired offensive coordinator Dave Clawson contributed to a poor season for Tennessee and the subsequent firing of Fulmer.
When Lane Kiffin was hired as head coach of the Volunteers, he named Crompton the starting quarterback prior to the 2009 season. Crompton, as a senior, finally achieved some measured success in 2009. Crompton led Tennessee to an upset win over the unranked and 3-2 Georgia Bulldogs and was named the AT&T National Player of the Week. Crompton finished the season with 27 touchdown passes, 13 interceptions, and a 58.3% completion percentage.
San Diego Chargers
Crompton was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fifth round (168th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. He was waived during final cuts on September 4, 2010, was re-signed to the Chargers' practice squad the next day, but was released on September 7, 2010.
New England Patriots
The New England Patriots signed Crompton to their practice squad on November 2, 2010. On January 18, 2011, the Patriots re-signed Crompton to a future contract for the 2011 season. On August 1, he was waived.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
On August 5, 2011, Crompton signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was cut on September 3, 2011.
On January 3, 2012, Crompton signed a futures contract with the Redskins. On August 27, he was released by the team. Two days later, Crompton was re-signed by the Redskins. Crompton was released again on August 31, 2012 for final cuts before the start of the 2012 season.
On May 14, 2013, Crompton signed with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. Crompton made appreances in 7 games during the 2013 CFL season for the Eskimos; only receiving significant playing time in one of those seven games.
On August 22, 2014, he played his first game for the Alouettes in relief of Alex Brink, completing 18 for 29 passes for 266 yards in a 24–16 loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Despite the loss, Crompton received praise for his strong play. Crompton played the remaining 11 regular-season games and led the Alouettes from a 1–7 start to a record of 9–9 and a playoff berth. During the 2014 CFL season, Crompton completed 179 passes on 308 attempts (58.1% accuracy), for 2,482 yards, with 11 touchdowns and 8 interceptions (passer rating of 85.2). Crompton led the Alouettes to an Eastern Semi-final victory over the BC Lions, but was unable to overcome the divisional champion Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Eastern Final.
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- Campbell, Rich (August 27, 2012). "Redskins roster moves include Jammal Brown to reserve/physically-unable-to-perform list". WashingtonTimes.com. Retrieved 2012-08-27.
- Jones, Mike (August 29, 2012). "QB Jonthan Crompton is re-signed by Redskins after release of Chris Cooley opens roster spot". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
- Jones, Mike (August 31, 2012). "Redskins’ cutdown day begins". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2012-08-31.
- Signed with the Eskimos
- "Alouettes still in second place after yet another loss". CTV Montreal. 23 August 2014. Retrieved 23 August 2014.
- Montreal Alouettes bio Archive copy at the Wayback Machine
- Edmonton Eskimos bio
- New England Patriots bio
- Tennessee Volunteers bio