Anthony Thompson
No. 34, 32
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1967-04-08) April 8, 1967 (age 57)
Terre Haute, Indiana, U.S.
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school:Terre Haute North Vigo
College:Indiana (1986–1989)
NFL draft:1990 / Round: 2 / Pick: 31
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:831
Rushing average:3.3
Rushing touchdowns:6
Receptions:14
Receiving yards:74
Player stats at PFR

Anthony Q. Thompson (born April 8, 1967) is an American former football running back who played in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Indiana Hoosiers and was selected in the second round of the 1990 NFL draft. He later became a pastor at the Lighthouse Community Church in Bloomington, Indiana.[citation needed]

Early life

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.

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 (following Paul Giel and Archie Griffin). 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. In 2007, Thompson was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Statistics

Source:[1]

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

Professional career

Thompson was selected by the Phoenix Cardinals in the second round of the 1990 NFL Draft.[2] During his NFL career, which ended in 1992 with the Los Angeles Rams, he played in 37 games and scored six touchdowns.

Personal life

Thompson has four children: two daughters, Teka and Ciara, and two sons, Anthony Jr. and Jacob.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Anthony Thompson". www.sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 22, 2014.
  2. ^ "1990 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2023-05-24.