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Deionte Thompson (born February 11, 1997) is an American football safety for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Alabama.

Deionte Thompson
No. 35 – Arizona Cardinals
Position:Safety
Personal information
Born: (1997-02-11) February 11, 1997 (age 22)
Orange, Texas
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:196 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school:West Orange-Stark (Orange, Texas)
College:Alabama
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 5 / Pick: 139
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2019
Total tackles:15
Sacks:0
Pass deflections:0
Interceptions:0
Forced fumbles:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Early yearsEdit

Thompson attended West Orange-Stark High School in West Orange, Texas. During his high school career he had 15 interceptions. He committed to the University of Alabama to play college football.[1]

College careerEdit

After redshirting his first year at Alabama in 2015, Thompson played in 14 games in 2016, recording nine tackles.[2] As a sophomore in 2017, he played in 14 games with two starts and had 25 tackles and one interceptions.[3][4] Thompson took over as a starter in 2018.[5] After the 2018 season, Thompson decided to forego his senior year to pursue a career in the NFL.

Professional careerEdit

Thompson was selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the fifth round (139th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Zaleon, Avi (February 25, 2013). "WO-S's Deionte Thompson commits to Alabama". Beaumont Enterprise.
  2. ^ Thompson, David (January 11, 2016). "Ex-West Orange-Stark star Deionte Thompson looks forward to next season with Alabama". Beaumont Enterprise.
  3. ^ Marq Burnett, SEC Country. "Alabama football: Deionte Thompson emerging as leader for young secondary". journal-news.
  4. ^ "Deionte Thompson now veteran of Alabama secondary". timesfreepress.com.
  5. ^ Suttles, Aaron. "Patience pays off as Deionte Thompson proves he's ready..." The Athletic.
  6. ^ "Arizona Cardinals take Deionte Thompson of Alabama in the fifth round". Revenge Of The Birds. April 27, 2019.

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