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      LaMarcus Thompson
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lithonia, Ga.

High School:
Redan

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 228

Position:
LB

Career Statistics
DEFENSE
Tackles Sacks / TFL / Int/ High
Season G Solo Asst Total Yards Yards FF FR P Def Yds Tackles
2010 13 36 24 60 -- 3.5/11 -- -- 5 1/0 9-LSU
2009 11 25 10 35 1/9 7/33 1 2/0 -- -- 7-Fla
2008 12 5 5 10 -- -- 1 -- -- -- 3-MSU
2007 14 5 5 10 -- -- -- -- -- -- 2-3 times
Totals 50 71 44 115 1/9 10.5/44 1 2/0 5 1/0 9-LSU
2010

  • Games/Starts: 13/12
  • Finished with a career-high 60 tackles, ranking fourth on team
  • Tied for fourth with five passes defended
  • Tied for second on team with nine special teams tackles
  • Started 12 games and played in all 13
  • Recorded personal-best nine tackles at LSU after previously setting mark with eight one week earlier against UAB
  • Also hauled in first career interception versus LSU in end zone to thwart Tigers' drive in fourth quarter
  • Came up with key stop on third-and-3 to force UAB to settle for field goal in first overtime
  • Two of three tackles against Florida came on same possession in fourth quarter for collective loss of six yards
  • Also collected first career pass breakup against Gators

  • Tied three others for game-high seven tackles at South Carolina while adding pass breakup
  • Contributed five stops against both Vanderbilt and UT Martin
  • Tackle total versus Skyhawks was second most on team and two of his stops took place on third downs to force punts
  • Collected four tackles against Kentucky and Memphis
  • Entered this season having just completed undergraduate degree in political science
  • Also shared Tennessee's 2010 Fourth Quarter Award presented to players who compete with intangible values that provide foundation of UT Football Program: attitude, discipline, toughness, effort and team

2009

  • Games/Starts: 11/11
  • Tied for third on team with seven tackles for lost yardage, despite missing two games because of injuries
  • Those big plays accounted for minus-33 yards, tying for Vols' second best
  • Finished with 35 tackles
  • Recorded sack against Western Kentucky
  • Also forced and recovered fumble against Hilltoppers

  • Second fumble recovery came against Kentucky, leading to field goal
  • Best tackle effort was career-high seven at Florida
  • Also had four or more stops against WKU, Vanderbilt, Kentucky and Virginia Tech
  • Four tackles and one quarterback pressure against Hokies

2008

  • Games/Starts: 12/0
  • Special teams standout tied for team-lead with 10 tackles
  • Had career-high three tackles against Mississippi State

  • Recorded multiple tackles against UAB, MSU, Alabama and Vanderbilt
  • Passed 40 credit hours

2007

  • Games/Starts: 14/0
  • Played in every game as special teams regular
  • Tied for fourth on team with 10 special teams tackles

  • Contributed two tackles each against Southern Mississippi, Louisiana-Lafayette and in comeback win over Vanderbilt

2006

  • Redshirted

High School

  • Two-time All-State and All-DeKalb/Rockdale County
  • Redan MVP for 2004
  • Tallied 120 tackles with 11 sacks and eight forced fumbles in 2005
  • Had 21 tackles versus rival Stephenson, with three tackles for loss and one forced fumble
  • Added 19 tackles, including two sacks, against Lithonia
  • Had 22 tackles versus Tri-Cities as junior

  • Four-year starter with two years at linebacker and two on defensive line
  • Also started at fullback as senior
  • Two-time captain
  • Lettered two years in track, clocking a 4.52 time in 40-yard dash
  • An avid golfer, he served as a three-year captain for his high school golf team
  • Coach at Redan High School - Ronnie Fleetwood

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