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Brandon Thompson
DT #98
Height:
6-2
Weight:
315
Age:
25
College:
Clemson
Hometown:
Thomasville, GA
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
4
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 28 18 10 1.5 0 1 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2014 CIN 2 0 4 3 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 CIN 16 7 23 14 9 1.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 CIN 3 0 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @BAL W 23-16 4 3 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 ATL W 24-10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 TEN W 33-7 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 @NE L 17-43 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 CAR L 37-37 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 @IND L 0-27 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 BAL W 27-24 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

      A third year NFL and Bengals player for 2014, Thompson took over starting DT job in ’13 for last seven games and Wild Card playoff, replacing injured All-Pro Geno Atkins ... Returned to regular action in line rotation this season, but suffered knee injury Sept. 14 vs. Atlanta ... Missed Games 3-7 but returned to practice on Oct. 22 ... Contributed last season to team’s NFL rank of third on defense (305.5 yards allowed per game).

      A third year NFL and Bengals player for 2014, Thompson took over starting DT job in ’13 for last seven games and Wild Card playoff, replacing injured All-Pro Geno Atkins ... Returned to regular action in line rotation this season, but suffered knee injury Sept. 14 vs. Atlanta ... Missed Games 3-7 but returned to practice on Oct. 22 ... Contributed last season to team’s NFL rank of third on defense (305.5 yards allowed per game).

.    Career transactions: Selected by Cincinnati in third round of 2012 NFL Draft (93rd overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 7-25-12.

     2014 highlights: Has played in Games 1-2 … Inactive (knee) for Games 3-7 ... Tied for line lead with four tackles Sept. 7 at Baltimore … Sidelined with knee injury in first quarter Sept. 14 vs. Atlanta.

    Previous seasons: 2012—Played in three games as a rookie (Games 1-2 and 4), and recorded two tackles ... Inactive for Games 3 and 5-16 ... One tackle Sept. 10 at Baltimore and Sept. 16 vs. Cleveland ... Played all four preseason games and had five tackles. 2013—Took over starting DT job in ’13 for last seven games and Wild Card playoff, replacing injured All-Pro Geno Atkins ... Had played in regular line rotation in Games 1-9 before taking over starting job ... Had 48 tackles, with 1.5 sacks ... Two tackles, with a seven-yard shared sack of Thad Lewis, on Oct. 13 at Buffalo. ... Six tackles Oct. 27 vs. N.Y. Jets, with first career solo sack, nine-yarder against Geno Smith ... Led line in tackles (seven) on Oct. 31 at Miami ... Tied for line lead in tackles (seven) on Nov. 10 at Baltimore ... Three tackles on Dec. 1 at San Diego ... Tied for line lead with six tackles on Dec. 15 at Pittsburgh ... Led the line and finished second on the team with eight tackles in Wild Card Playoff on 1-5-14 vs. San Diego.

    College: Played four seasons (2008-11) at Clemson ... Was a durable performer, seeing action in 53 games, and 37 of his 38 starts came in his last three seasons ... Finished with 208 total tackles, including 4.5 sacks and 22.5 tackles-for-loss ... Had two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries ... Was a team captain for 10-4 club as a senior and was named honorable mention All-America by Pro Football Weekly ... Had one of the dominant weightlifting performances at 2012 NFL Combine, with 35 bench presses (225 pounds).

    Personal: Hometown is Thomasville, Ga. ... Attended Thomasville (Ga.) High School, where he was a four-year starter as a two-way lineman ... Earned all-state honors as both a junior and a senior ... As a senior at Thomasville, he was named the state’s Defensive Player of the Year by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper ... Management major at Clemson.

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