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Anthony Thompson (American football)

Anthony Thompson
No. 34, 32
Running Back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1967-04-08) April 8, 1967
Place of birth: Terre Haute, Indiana
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school: Terre Haute (IN) North Vigo
College: Indiana
NFL Draft: 1990 / Round: 2 / Pick: 31
Debuted in 1990 for the Phoenix Cardinals
Last played in 1992 for the Los Angeles Rams
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards 831
Rushing average 3.3
Rushing TDs 6
Receptions 14
Receiving yards 74
Receiving TDs 0
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Anthony Q. Thompson (born April 8, 1967) is a former professional American football running back and a current pastor at the Lighthouse Community Church in Bloomington, Indiana.

College career

Thompson played college football with the Indiana University Hoosiers football program where he won the Maxwell Award and Walter Camp Award in 1989. He also won the Chicago Tribune Silver Football twice, becoming only the third person to do so at the time (the previous two-time award winners being Paul Giel of Univ of Minnesota 1952 & 1953 and Archie Griffin of Ohio State Univ in 1973 & 1974, with Braxton Miller of Ohio State Univ later becoming the fourth two-time winner of the Chicago Tribune Silver Football in 2012 & 2013). Thompson finished second in Heisman Trophy voting for the 1989 season. In 1989 he broke the record for career touchdowns in college with 65 touchdowns. The record stood until 1998 when it was broken by Ricky Williams. Thompson finished his college career with 5,299 rushing yards. Thompson was a three-year starter (1983–1985) for Terre Haute North Vigo High School, where he was a Parade All-American under coach Wayne Staley. On May 9, 2007 Thompson was announced as one of the specially selected inductees of the 2007 class at the College Football Hall of Fame.



NCAA Collegiate Career statistics
Indiana Hoosiers
Season Rushing Receiving Kickoff Returns
Att Yards Avg Yds/G TD Rec Yards TD Att Yards Avg TD
1986 191 806 4.2 67.2 5 10 79 0 1 18 18.0 0
1987 257 1,014 3.9 84.5 12 26 242 0 0 0 -- 0
1988 355 1,686 4.7 140.5 26 31 233 0 0 0 -- 0
1989 358 1,793 5.0 163.0 24 35 201 1 18 394 21.9 0
NCAA Career Totals 1,161 5,299 4.6 112.7 67 102 755 1 19 412 21.7 0

Pro career

Thompson was selected by the Phoenix Cardinals in the second round of the 1990 NFL Draft. During his NFL career, which ended in 1992 with the Los Angeles Rams, he played in 37 games and scored six touchdowns.

See also


  1. ^ "Anthony Thompson". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 22, 2014. 

External links

  • player page

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