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Player Bio: Lamont Thompson :: Football  

  Lamont Thompson
Lamont Thompson
Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Richmond, Calif.

High School:
El Cerrito High '97

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 213

Position:
Free Safety

Birthdate:
07/30/1978

Experience:
3V

THOMPSON'S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Coached by Frank Milo at El Cerrito High, earning three varsity letters as a receiver and defensive back...JUNIOR year named to the All-ACCAL as a defensive back...returned three punts for touchdowns...four interceptions ... as a receiver had 18 catches, five of which were touchdowns ... second team All-East Bay as a defensive back ... as a SENIOR picked to the all-league team as a receiver, finishing the season with 23 receptions, seven of which were touchdowns passes...averaged 23 yards per catch ... returned two punts for touchdowns...had 25 tackles, two interceptions...named to the All-East Bay and all-county teams...named to Super Prep's All-West team.

THOMPSON'S WSU CAREER

  • Freshman (1997-98): V-letter ... started four games at free safety and appeared in ten ... received the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week award against Washington ... recorded 39 total tackles, eighth best on the team ... picked off a team high six interception, first in the Pac-10 ... tallied a career-high 12 tackles and three interceptions against Washington ... three interceptions in the Washington game equals a Cougar record (also shares the Pac-10 record for interceptions by a freshman) ... against Stanford recorded six tackles, two interceptions and two pass deflections ... recorded six tackles against Michigan in the Rose Bowl ... member of special teams ... received the following team awards - Cougar Claw - Stanford; Special Teams Big Play - Stanford; Pac-10 Defense nomination - Washington; Cougar Tackler - Washington; Defensive Back - California; Most Disciplined Special Teams - Arizona; Southwestern Louisiana.
  • Sophomore (1998-99): V-letter...started all 11 games at free safety and also saw limited duty as a wide receiver...started off the season just as he finished up his rookie season, making four interceptions in WSU's first four games...made his first interception of the season at Boise State, then grabbed two picks against Idaho and one at California, his final pick of the season...had nine tackles in back-to-back games against Idaho and California and later in the season had consecutive games of eight tackles each against USC and UCLA...saw first action as a Cougar at wide receiver in the game against the Bears, although did not have a reception...a week later against UCLA in the Rose Bowl caught two passes for 34 yards...began returning punts against Idaho, finishing he year with 16 returns for 123 yards...at home against USC had five punt returns for 44 yards...slowed early in October by a quad bruise...nationally ranked tied for 37th and in the Pac-10 tied for sixth, averaging .36 interceptions per game...earned the following game awards: Cougar Claw - BSU; Pac-10 Defense - Idaho; Most Disciplined Defense - Idaho, California; Cougar Tackler - Stanford.
  • Junior (1999-00): V-letter...played in 11 of WSU's 12 games, with seven starts...equaled the WSU career interception record of 14 when he picked off a pass at Hawaii in the season finale and returned it 28 yards (longest return of his career)...forced to move to corner at the start of the season...did not start the California game and held out of the Oregon State game with a neck strain...saw very limited late-game duty the next week at Oregon due to other player injuries...has four interceptions to lead the team, one each against Utah, Idaho and at ASU, plus the record setter at Hawaii...started the season with 11 tackles against Utah...had a string of five straight games with at least five tackles...earned the following team awards: Idaho/Special Teams Big Play; Idaho/Assassin.
  • Career: Equaled the WSU career interception record of 14 by Richard Reed, who played 1966-67-68 for the Cougars.

    PERSONAL
    Lamont Darnell Thompson ... born 7-30-78 in Richmond, Calif ... mother Jackie Hill ... brother, Eric, and two sisters, April and Shalietta...likes to read poetry, travel and play outdoor sports ... favorite author is Maya Angelou ... working on a degree in social science with an emphasis in human development and sports management.

    DEFENSE G/GS TT PT AT TFL SACKS PI/YARDS
    1997 10/4 39 33 6 0/0 0/0 6/39
    1998 11/11 71 58 13 0/0 0/0 4/44
    1999 11/7 54 28 26 4/-14 0/0 4/43
    CAREER: 32/22 164 119 45 4/-14 0/0 *14/126

    * = Equals WSU career record set by Richard Reed, 1966-68.

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