Ricky Thompson

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Ricky Thompson
No. 88, 83, 82
Date of birth (1954-05-15) May 15, 1954 (age 63)
Place of birth El Paso, Texas
Career information
Position(s) Wide receiver
College Baylor
NFL draft 1976 / Round: 8 / Pick: 228
Career history
As player
1976–1977 Baltimore Colts
1978–1981 Washington Redskins
1982 St. Louis Cardinals
Career stats

Ricky Don Thompson (born May 15, 1954) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for the Baltimore Colts, the Washington Redskins, and the St. Louis Cardinals. He played college football at Baylor University and was drafted in the eighth round of the 1976 NFL Draft.

Thompson was a member of the 1974 Southwest Conference (SWC) championship team at Baylor which is known in school lore as the "Miracle on the Brazos" team since the 1973 Baylor team had finished in last place and the 1974 team was picked last by many. Thompson scored two of Baylor's three touchdowns in the 1975 Cotton Bowl Classic against Penn State.

Thompson is currently the football sideline reporter for the Baylor Radio Network.