Taylor Thompson
Taylor Thompson

Prosper, Texas

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 287




Several Mustangs Ink NFL Free Agent Deals


Hunt Selected In NFL Draft

SMU Defensive End Heads To Cincinnati Bengals; Eighth Mustang Drafted In Five Years


More Mustangs Taken In NFL Draft

Beachum, Crawford, Thompson Chosen


SMU Postgame Notes - January 7, 2012


Nine Mustangs Named All-C-USA

SMU Places Six On First Team, Three On Second

Junior (2010): Started in all 14 games at defensive end... Named First Team Conference USA... Posted 32 tackles, 5.5 TFLs, 4.5 sacks and three QB hurries on the season... Recorded a sack for an 11-yard loss and a pass breakup against UAB... Notched 1.5 sacks against Washington State... Had five tackles against TCU... Recorded a season-high seven tackles at Navy... Notched a sack and three tackles at Tulane... Had two QB hurries and three tackles at UTEP... Posted a sack and four tackles against Marshall.

Sophomore (2009): Named honorable mention All-C-USA by the league's coaches... Started all 13 games... Had 40 tackles and a team-high 5.5 sacks on the year... Had perhaps his biggest play of the season when he sacked UTEP quarterback Trevor Vittatoe to end the final Miner scoring threat and clinch an SMU win and bowl berth... Had a season-high seven tackles at Houston... Blocked a PAT in the UAB win, a block which forced UAB to go for a two-point conversion at the end of the game - a conversion SMU stopped - as the Mustangs snapped a 17-game Conference USA losing streak and a 15-game road losing streak.

Freshman (2008): Played in nine games, starting the last three... Had 23 tackles on the year... Notched a season-best eight stops at UTEP... Had four-tackle games against Memphis and Southern Miss.

Prep: Ranked as the No. 38 tight end in the nation by, No. 37 by and No. 41 by A three-star prospect... A member of Dave Campbell's Super Team and All-Texas High School Team... Chose SMU over Vanderbilt, Colorado State and Oklahoma State... Caught 58 passes for 960 yards and a touchdown as a senior.

Personal: Majoring in Business.

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