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Chris Thompson (born October 20, 1990) is an American football running back for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida State University, and was drafted by the Redskins in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.[1]

Chris Thompson
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Thompson in 2018
No. 25 – Washington Redskins
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1990-10-20) October 20, 1990 (age 28)
Greenville, Florida
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight:195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:Madison (FL) Madison County
College:Florida State
NFL Draft:2013 / Round: 5 / Pick: 154
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Rushing yards:1,056
Rushing average:5.0
Receptions:170
Receiving yards:1,394
Total touchdowns:15
Total return yards:784
Player stats at NFL.com

Contents

Early yearsEdit

Thompson grew up in Greenville, Florida and attended and played high school football at Madison High School.[2][3] He received offers from Florida State, Clemson, Memphis, and Miami. He chose to attend Florida State.[4]

College careerEdit

2009Edit

On October 10, 2009, Thompson ran for a 49-yard gain against Georgia Tech.[5] On October 31, Thompson ran for his first and second touchdown as a Seminole against North Carolina State.[6]

Thompson played in 13 games his freshman year, running for 120 yards on 23 carries and two touchdowns. He also caught two passes for 10 yards. Thompson returned six kickoffs for 150 yards (25.0 average).[7][8]

2010Edit

On September 4, 2010, Thompson ran for a touchdown and blocked a punt against Samford.[9] On September 18, Thompson ran for 123 yards on nine carries and a touchdown against BYU.[10] On October 2, 2010, Thompson ran for 76 yards on 10 carries and a touchdown against Virginia.[11] On October 9, Thompson ran for 158 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown against Miami.[12] On November 20, Thompson ran for 95 yards and a touchdown against Maryland.[13] On December 31, Thompson ran 147 yards on 25 carries and a touchdown against South Carolina in the 2010 Chick-fil-A Bowl.[14] On December 4, Thompson recorded a 20-yard touchdown reception against Virginia Tech in the 2010 Dr. Pepper ACC Championship Game.[15]

Thompson played in 14 games his sophomore year, running for 845 yards on 134 carries and six touchdowns. He also caught 19 passes for 155 yards and a touchdown. Thompson returned 2 kickoffs for 33 yards (16.5 average).[16][17]

2011Edit

On September 10, 2011, Thompson ran for 21 yards and a touchdown against Charleston Southern.[18] On October 8, Thompson sustained T5 and T6 compression fractures in his back against Wake Forest which ended his junior season.[19]

Thompson only played in five games as a junior, running for 83 yards on 29 carries and a touchdown. He also caught three passes for 17 yards.[20][21]

2012Edit

On September 8, 2012, Thompson ran for his first touchdown of the season against Savannah State.[22] On September 15, Thompson ran for 197 yards on 9 carries and two touchdowns against Wake Forest.[23] Thompson recorded a 74-yard touchdown run.[24] On September 22, Thompson ran for 103 yards on 15 carries and two touchdowns against Clemson.[25] He also caught 8 passes for 79 yards.[25] Thompson recorded a 41-yard run.[26] On October 6, Thompson ran for 141 yards on 25 carries against NC State.[27] On October 20, Thompson tore his ACL in his left knee against Miami which ended his season.[28]

Thompson played in eight games his senior year, running for 687 yards on 91 carries and five touchdowns. He caught 21 passes for 248 yards.[29][30]

On January 2, 2013, Thompson, along with teammate and cornerback Xavier Rhodes entered the 2013 NFL Draft.[31]

Collegiate statisticsEdit

Chris Thompson Rushing Receiving
Year School Class Pos G Rush Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD
2009 Florida State Freshman RB 11 23 120 5.2 2 2 10 5.0 0
2010 Florida State Sophomore RB 14 134 845 6.3 6 19 155 8.2 1
2011 Florida State Junior RB 5 29 83 2.9 1 3 17 5.7 0
2012 Florida State Senior RB 9 91 687 7.5 5 21 248 11.8 0
Career 39 277 1,735 6.3 14 45 430 9.6 1

Professional careerEdit

2013 seasonEdit

Thompson was selected by the Washington Redskins in the fifth round, with the 154th overall pick, of the 2013 NFL Draft.[32][33] He signed a four-year contract on May 15, 2013.[34] With Richard Crawford on injured reserve, Thompson was given the return specialist job.[35] After struggling in the first four games of the season, he lost his returner position to Josh Morgan.[36] On November 8, 2013, Thompson was placed on the team's injured reserve due to a torn left labrum.[37] He finished his rookie season with eight kick returns for 160 net yards and seven punt returns for 36 net yards.[38]

2014 seasonEdit

The Redskins released Thompson on August 30, 2014, for final roster cuts before the start of the 2014 season, losing the third-string running back position to rookie Silas Redd.[39] After clearing waivers, he was signed to the team's practice squad the following day.[40] Thompson was promoted to the active roster on December 11, 2014.[41] Thompson scored a receiving touchdown against the New York Giants in the Week 15 game.[42] The touchdown was the first of Thompson's professional career. His only other action in the 2014 season came in the next game against the Philadelphia Eagles, where he had three receptions for five yards.[43][44]

2015 seasonEdit

On September 24, 2015, Thompson recorded his second career touchdown reception against the New York Giants.[45] On October 4, 2015, Thompson recorded a 43-yard run in the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles.[46] On November 15, 2015, Thompson recorded a 38-yard run in the second quarter against the New Orleans Saints.[47] On December 26, 2015, Thompson caught his third career touchdown reception against the Philadelphia Eagles, a 12-yarder in the third quarter.[48] Overall, in the 2015 season, he had 216 rushing yards, 35 receptions, 240 receiving yards, and two receiving touchdowns.[49]

2016 seasonEdit

 
Thompson playing against the Cleveland Browns in 2016.

On March 4, 2016, the Redskins extended a tender to Thompson.[50] He officially accepted and signed the tender on March 17.[51] On September 12, 2016, Thompson scored his first rushing touchdown of his career against the Pittsburgh Steelers.[52] On October 2, 2016, Thompson scored his fifth touchdown of his career, a 5-yard touchdown reception against the Cleveland Browns.[53] On October 23, 2016, Thompson ran for a season-high 73 yards on 12 carries against the Detroit Lions.[54] On November 13, 2016, Thompson lost his first fumble of his career against the Minnesota Vikings.[55] On December 11, 2016, Thompson ran for 38 yards on three carries and a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles.[56] Thompson ran in a 25-yard touchdown, his third touchdown of the season and the sixth of his career.[57][58] Overall, in the 2016 season, he finished with 356 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns, 49 receptions, 349 receiving yards, and two receiving touchdowns.[59]

2017 seasonEdit

 
Thompson stiff arms David Amerson in a game against the Oakland Raiders in 2017.

On April 21, 2017, Thompson re-signed with the Redskins.[60] On September 5, 2017, Thompson signed a two-year contract extension with the Redskins.[61] On September 10, 2017, in the season opening 30–17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, Thompson recorded a 24-yard receiving touchdown from Cousins.[62] In a Week 2 game against the Los Angeles Rams, Thompson had three rushing attempts for 77 yards and two touchdowns.[63] On September 24, Thompson amassed 188 total yards (150 receiving) in a 27–10 win over the Oakland Raiders on NBC Sunday Night Football. In Week 11, Thompson fractured his fibula and was ruled out for the season.[64] He was placed on injured reserve on November 21, 2017.[65] He finished the 2017 season with 294 rushing yards and two touchdowns, along with 39 receptions for a career-high 510 yards and four touchdowns.[66]

2018 seasonEdit

In Week 2, against the Indianapolis Colts, Thompson recorded a career-high 13 receptions for 92 receiving yards in the 21–9 loss.[67] He suffered a rib injury and missed game action.[68] Overall, Thompson played in ten games and had 178 rushing yards and 41 receptions for 268 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown.[69]

Professional statisticsEdit

Year Tm G GS Rush Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G
2013 WAS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2014 WAS 2 0 3 12 0 7 4.0 6.0 1.5 7 6 27 4.5 1 9 3.0 13.5
2015 WAS 13 0 35 216 0 42 6.2 16.6 2.7 48 35 240 6.9 2 23 2.7 18.5
2016 WAS 16 0 68 356 3 25 5.2 22.3 4.3 62 49 349 7.1 2 38 3.1 21.8
2017 WAS 10 1 64 294 2 61 4.6 29.4 6.4 54 39 510 13.1 4 74 3.9 51.0
2018 WAS 10 0 43 178 0 16 4.1 17.8 4.3 55 41 268 6.5 1 23 4.1 26.8
Career 45 1 170 878 5 61 5.2 19.5 3.8 171 129 1,126 8.7 9 74 2.9 25.0

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