Brandon Thompson (American football)

Brandon Thompson (born October 19, 1989) is an American football defensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Clemson and was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Brandon Thompson
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Thompson with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2015
Free agent
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1989-10-19) October 19, 1989 (age 30)
Thomasville, Georgia
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:325 lb (147 kg)
Career information
High school:Thomasville (GA)
NFL Draft:2012 / Round: 3 / Pick: 93
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-ACC (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Total tackles:53
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at

Early yearsEdit

Thompson attended Thomasville High School in Thomasville, Georgia. As a senior, he had 19 sacks and 61 tackles.

Regarded as a four-star recruit by, Thompson was listed as the ninth best defensive tackle prospect of his class.[1]

College careerEdit

Thompson was originally redshirted as a freshman in 2008, but had the redshirt taken off after an injury to Jamie Cumbie. He played in the team's final 12 games and recorded 15 tackles and a sack. As a sophomore in 2009, he started all 13 games and had 27 tackles. As a junior in 2010, he had 41 tackles and a sack.

Professional careerEdit

Cincinnati BengalsEdit

Thompson was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round, 93rd overall, in the 2012 NFL Draft. In 2013, he played in all 16 regular-season games, starting the last seven games, which included the Wild Card playoff game, where he replaced the injured Geno Atkins.

On March 25, 2016, Thompson signed a one-year contract with the Bengals that will keep him through the 2016 season.[2] He was placed on the Reserve/PUP list to start the season after he suffered a torn ACL in Week 17 of the 2015 season.[3] Since he spent the entire season on reserve, his contract tolled, keeping him under contract for the 2017 season.

On August 20, 2017, Thompson was released by the Bengals.[4]

Cleveland BrownsEdit

On August 22, 2017, Thompson was signed by the Cleveland Browns.[5] He was released on September 1, 2017 during roster cutdowns.[6]


  1. ^ Brandon Thompson – Yahoo Sports
  2. ^ "Bengals Re-Sign DT Brandon Thompson". Retrieved March 26, 2016.
  3. ^ Marcum, Jason (August 30, 2016). "Bengals Cuts 2016: Andrew Billings placed on I.R.; Brandon Thompson goes to PUP". Retrieved April 22, 2017.
  4. ^ Marcum, Jason (August 20, 2017). "Bengals cut Brandon Thompson, waive Stanley Williams and Karel Hamilton".
  5. ^ "Browns sign DL Brandon Thompson, release DL Desmond Bryant". August 22, 2017. Archived from the original on September 26, 2017. Retrieved August 23, 2017.
  6. ^ "Browns reduce roster to 65". September 1, 2017. Archived from the original on March 13, 2018.

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