Smack Thompson

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Smack Thompson
Georgia Bulldogs
Position End
Class Graduate
Career history
College Georgia (1921–1922; 1924–1925)
Personal information
Born: (1900-05-30)May 30, 1900
Atlanta, Georgia
Died: October 31, 1981(1981-10-31) (aged 81)
Career highlights and awards

Ralph Sandford "Smack" Thompson (May 30, 1900 – October 31, 1981) was a college football player. He was the brother of Charlie Thompson.[1]

College football[edit]

Thompson was an All-Southern end for Kid Woodruff's Georgia Bulldogs of the University of Georgia, captain of its 1925 team.[2][3] That team defeated Auburn 34 to 0 in Columbus.[4] Allegedly, Thompson would yell out in his sleep. On the eve of a 3-0 loss to Georgia Tech, he screamed out "Kill the SOB", referring to Doug Wycoff. Once during the game both were knocked unconscious.[5] "He was absolutely poison" wrote Morgan Blake about Thompson, "with reckless disregard for life and limb, he plunged into the thick of every play."[5]


  1. ^ "Georgians Win From Petrels". Atlanta Constitution. October 23, 1921. p. 3. Retrieved March 26, 2015 – via  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ "All Southern Grid Team Compiled By The Associated Press". Kingsport Times. November 30, 1925. 
  3. ^ "1925 Football Letterwinners". 
  4. ^ "1925". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. 
  5. ^ a b

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