- Defensive Tackle
- 6' 2
- 301 lbs.
- High School/Other
- North Stafford
- Stafford, Va.
Put in a lot of hard work to get ready for the 2008 season and saw it pay off … Started every game at tackle, playing nearly 600 plays … Finished second on the team with 13 quarterback hurries and contributed 6.5 tackles for loss, including three sacks … Carried the same work ethic into 2009 spring workouts … Did a nice job of keeping his weight in check … Got a lot of work and practiced hard … Will be counted on for leadership and a big senior season.
2008: Compiled 27 tackles, including 6.5 behind the line, to go with 13 QB hurries … Also broke up a pass, caused a fumble and recovered a fumble … Picked up two QB hurries in the opening game … Added another hurry and shared a tackle for loss versus Furman … Posted three tackles and a hurry in win over Georgia Tech … Got a hurry at UNC while playing 45 downs … Had a hurry and a tackle during the Nebraska game … Was in on three tackles against WKU, including two behind the line, and posted two hurries … Forced a fumble and a 19-yard loss with a sack against BC … Picked up a hurry at FSU … Had four tackles, a fumble recovery and two hurries during the Maryland game … Played 45 snaps, posting two tackles at Miami … His four tackles against Duke included a sack and another tackle behind the line … Was in on a tackle against Virginia … Posted a sack and three total tackles in the ACC Championship game against BC … Added two more tackles during the Orange Bowl game with Cincinnati … Had a personal-best 515-pound back squat during spring testing … Was in on a tackle during the Maroon-White spring game.
2007: Worked seven plays in the opener against ECU and was in on 15 defensive downs at LSU … Picked up 11 plays against Ohio and was in on a tackle … Registered a sack and two tackles behind the line while playing 26 defensive downs against W&M … Had a QB hurry during a short stint in the UNC game … Added another hurry at Clemson … Was in on five plays at Georgia Tech and six versus Miami … Earned the Biggest Loser Award as the player who lost the most weight during the off-season … Contributed tackles for loss in two of the Hokies’ first three spring scrimmages … Was in on two tackles and a sack during the Maroon-White game.
2006: Earned a backup role at tackle … Played 30 plays against Northeastern, posting a sack for a 6-yard loss … Added another sack at UNC … Collected a tackle for loss and three total hits versus Duke … Had a quarterback hurry during nine plays against Cincinnati … Played six defensive plays at BC with three tackles and 18 plays against Southern Miss with two stops … Got 12 plays against No. 10 Clemson and 11 at Miami … Contributed three tackles during 16 plays at tackle … Played 12 snaps at Wake Forest and seven against Virginia … Finished the season with 14 tackles … Had three tackles for loss, including a pair of sacks … Also had three QB hurries … Had personal bests in three of the four major lifts during off-season strength and conditioning tests, including a 550-pound back squat … Had a sack and a quarterback hurry in the first spring scrimmage.
2005: Worked at the tackle position while redshirting … Had a 351-pound power clean during scout team max testing in the fall … Registered three tackles and a pair of sacks during the Hokies’ first scrimmage of the spring.
High School: Had over 100 tackles, including 43 for loss and nine sacks, during his final season for Coach Eric Cooke at North Stafford … Helped the team to the Virginia AAA Group 5 title game … Also had a strong junior year from his nose guard position, finishing with 64 tackles, including 16 for loss, five sacks and two blocked field goals … Scored two touchdowns as a fullback in goal line situations … Named the Defensive Player of the Year by The Washington Post, as well as first-team All-Met … Named first-team all-state by both the Associated Press and the VHSCA … Named the Defensive Player of the Year in both the Commonwealth District and the Northwestern Region … Led his team to the Virginia AAA Group 5 championship game … Ranked the No. 18 player in the state by The Roanoke Times … Named to PrepStar’s postseason All-Atlantic Region team.
Personal: Cordarrow Eugene Thompson … Born 10/2/87 in Fairfax, VA … Son of Eugene and Wanda Thompson … Majoring in sociology.
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