Has outstanding size and is expected to play larger role this season ... saw his first action of career in 2006 for the Blazers ... was redshirted in 2005 as a true freshman ... listed No. 2 at right tackle on post-spring depth chart.
2007: Saw reserve duty on offensive front for the Blazers with three starts at midseason (vs. Mississippi State, Tulane and Houston).
2006: Saw limited action during the season ... made one start (vs. SMU).
2005: Did not see any action and was redshirted.
High School: Attended Jefferson County High School ... was a highly-regarded lineman prospect from the state of Georgia coming out of high school ... has physical tools to be outstanding college performer ... as a senior, was named first-team Class AAA all-state by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution at conclusion of 2004 season ... voted his team's best offensive lineman his junior and senior seasons ... was selected to participate in the 2004 North-South All-Star game ... helped Jefferson County advance to Class AAA state playoffs and earn 7-4 record last season ... also tabbed all-region as senior ... coached by J.B. Arnold.
Personal: Born March 9, 1987 ... son of Patricia and Willie Thompson ... major is psychology.