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#7 Shaq Thompson
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 228
Year: Junior
Hometown: Sacramento, Calif.
High School: Grant
Experience: 2 Letters
2014: Named first-team preseason All-America by Athlon ... made's preseason All-America second team ... also named to the preseason watch list for both the Bedarik (top defensive player) and Paul Hornung (most versatile player) Awards ... has started each of the Huskies' games this season ... made four tackles, all solo, in the season-opening win at Hawai'i ... notched 15 tackles, incluiding a sack, and also forced a fumble in the victory over Eastern Washington ... also had three carries for 66 yards, including a 57-yard touchdown run, vs. the Eagles ... named the national defensive player of the week by the Walter Camp Foundation and Athlon's following two-touchdown performance vs. Illinois ... scored on a 36-yard interception return and on a 52-yard fumble return vs. the Illini, when he also had four tackles and three carries for 16 yards ... the first Husky on record to have scored two defensive touchdowns in the same game ... served as a game captain vs. the Illini ... made five tackles vs. Georgia State.

Played in every game and started all but the Apple Cup (when UW opened in nickel) at linebacker ... honorable mention All-Pac-12 ... picked up the team's Chuck Niemi Big Hit Award ... notched nine tackles in the win over Boise State ... four tackles, including half of a sack, in the victory over Illinois in Chicago ... made a season-high 13 tackles in the win over Arizona ... team-high tackles at Stanford ... six tackles, one of them for a loss, vs. Oregon ... six tackles, all solo, at Arizona State ... six stops in the win over California ... made six tackles, including two tackles for loss, at UCLA ... scored on an 80-yard interception return in the win at Oregon State, where he also had four tackles ... notched six tackles in the Apple Cup win over Washington State ... recorded eight tackles in the Huskies' win over BYU in the Fight Hunger Bowl.

Earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 ... named second-team Freshman All-America by ... picked up the Travis Spring Most Outstanding Freshman award at the team banquet ... started at nickel back in first college game in season-opener vs. San Diego State ... started every game at nickel... had three tackles vs. the Aztecs ... also had three stops in a start at LSU ... had seven tackles, including one for a loss, vs. Stanford ... had eight tackles and an interception in the game at Oregon ... five stops in the USC game ... also had five tackles at Arizona ... six tackles, including a sack, in the victory over No. 7 Oregon State ... made seven tackles, two for loss, and had a crucial, late interception that he returned 33 yards in the win at California ... six tackles, including one for loss, in the win over Utah ... had a tackle and also intercepted a pass in the Husky win at Colorado ... collected eight tackles, including a sack, and also recovered a fumble (returning it 21 yards) at Washington State ... recorded eight tackles in the MAACO Bowl vs. Boise State.

HIGH SCHOOL: Named first-team All-America by, Parade Magazine and USA Today ... one of six finalists for the U.S. Army National Player of the Year award ... earned second-team All-America from and Sports Illustrated ... named the area's player of the year by the Sacramento Bee ... also the Player of the Year in the Delta Valley League ... played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl after his senior year ... totaled 57 tackles as a senior while also rushing for 1,134 yards and 15 touchdowns on 120 carries and passing for 893 yards and eight scores ... also punted ... helped lead Grant to an 8-4 record and the quarterfinals of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoffs in 2011 ... rushed for a season-high 227 yards and two TDs on just 16 carries in a win over Franklin in 2011 ... as a junior, helped lead Pacers to a 13-1 record and a run to the Sac-Joaquin Division II championship game ... rushed for 1,882 yards and 25 touchdowns on 164 carries as a junior ... named the Delta Valley League MVP as a junior ... scored 29 touchdowns in all ... as a sophomore, helped Pacers to a 12-1 overall record ... named to the Tacoma News-Tribune's "Western 100" ... ranked the No. 1 safety and the No. 3 overall prospect in the country by ... listed as the No. 1 safety in the nation, No. 4 overall recruit in the country and the No. 1 prospect in the state of California by ... rated the No. 4 recruit in the country by SuperPrep, which also named him the Far West Defensive Player of the Year ... also a sprinter and long jumper and a standout baseball player ... drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 18th round of the 2012 MLB Draft and played for the Sox' rookie-level team in the Gulf Coast League in the summer of 2012 ... played football for coach Mike Alberghini.

Thompson's Career Statistics

2012 13 3 36 0 33 12.0 2.8
2013 13 1 80 1 80 80.0 6.2
TOTAL 26 4 116 1 80 29.0 4.5
2012 13 44 30 74 8.5 6 0 1 1
2013 13 50 28 78 4.0 5 0 0 0
TOTAL 26 94 58 152 12.5 11 0 1 1
SACKS g ua a total yards
2012 13 2 0 2.0 5
2013 13 0 1 0.5 3
TOTAL 26 2 1 2.5 8
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