AS A FRESHMAN IN 2011:
• Did not see any varsity action.
• Played for head coach Kevin Hennelly at West Morris Central High School.
• Served as team captain during senior year.
• Helped lead the team to the state championship in 2009, along with state semifinal appearances in 2008 and 2010.
• A two-time first team All-State Group III selection.
• Named first team All-County and first team All-Area in 2009 and 2010.
• Totaled 102 tackles, three forced fumbles and two pass breakups during his senior year.
• Set a school single-season record with 132 tackles as a junior.
• Finished his high school career with 243 tackles, in addition to rushing for 2,197 yards as a fullback.
• Also lettered in baseball, earning All-Conference honors.
• Son of Craig and Debbie Thompson.
• Has one brother (Connor) and two sisters (Amanda and Emily).
• Father played football at the College of New Jersey.
• Has not yet declared a major.