Assisted with one tackle and notched his first career pass breakup against NC State ... posted two solo tackles versus Florida State...recorded two tackles (1 solo) at Maryland ... made one solo tackle against Duke.
Appeared in all 13 games...registered one solo tackle against Nevada in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl...made one solo tackle against Syracuse ... tallied one solo tackle at Wake Forest...made two tackles at Florida State ... tallied three tackles, one for loss, at NC State...recorded one solo tackle against Virginia Tech...had seven tackles, six solo, against Weber State.
Appeared in the last six games after recovering from an injury...finished the season with three tackles, with two coming against Central Michigan...recipient of the Devlin Family Athletic Scholarship.
Valuable second-string linebacker as a redshirt freshman...finished the season with 13 tackles...had a solo tackle against Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship Game...notched two tackles at Wake Forest...recorded two solo tackles at North Carolina...registered a solo tackle at NC State...had a career-high five tackles against Rhode Island...picked up a tackle against UCF.
Earned Associated Press All-State second-team honors as a senior linebacker at St. Peter's Prep; gained All-State (Non-Public) second-team honors as a junior ... named to the 2006 Heisman High School All-Star Team ... was a three-year All-County selection ... led the Marauders to an 11-1 mark and the Hudson County title in 2006 ... recorded 68 tackles, including 8.5 sacks, as a junior ... led St. Peter's to a 12-0 mark, a Hudson County title and the NJSIAA Non-Public Group 4 championship in 2005 ... completed his schoolboy career with 212 tackles, including 27 sacks ... served as team captain in 2006 ... played for head coach Rich Hansen ... played in the 2007 New York/New Jersey All-Star Classic, which pits the top high school seniors from the two states against each other.
William D. Thompson, born December 13, 1989 ... enrolled as a communication major in the College of Arts & Sciences ... Will is the son of Edna and Bill Thompson.