Cedric Thompson, Jr.
No. 41
Personal information
Born: (1993-02-10) February 10, 1993 (age 28)
Los Angeles, California
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:213 lb (97 kg)
Career information
High school:Calipatria (CA)
NFL Draft:2015 / Round: 5 / Pick: 150
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Cedric Thompson (born February 10, 1993) is a former American football safety. He played college football at Minnesota.[1]

Early life

Born in Los Angeles,[2] Thompson grew up in Bombay Beach, California. He has two siblings, brother Tedric and sister Cedrinae.[3][2][4][5] He became one of the primary subjects of the 2011 documentary Bombay Beach directed by Alma Har'el.[3][2][4][5] He later cited boredom in Bombay Beach as his inspiration for pro football.[3][2][4]

Professional career

Miami Dolphins

He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.[6][7]

New England Patriots

On January 12, 2016, the Patriots signed Thompson to their practice squad after he was not offered a futures contract with Miami.[8] On January 26, 2016, Thompson signed a futures contract with the New England Patriots.[9]

On August 21, 2016, Thompson was released by the Patriots.[10]

Minnesota Vikings

On October 25, 2016, Thompson was signed to the Vikings' practice squad.[11] He was released by the Vikings on November 26, 2016 and was re-signed again to the practice squad on December 5, 2016.[12][13] He signed a reserve/futures contract with the Vikings on January 2, 2017.[14] On May 4, 2017, he was waived by the Vikings.[15]

Cincinnati Bengals

On July 31, 2017, Thompson signed with the Cincinnati Bengals.[16] He was waived on August 19, 2017.[17]


On May 13, 2018, he announced his retirement from professional football in a YouTube video on his channel.

Personal life

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On July 13, 2016 Thompson married his college sweetheart Charlotte Annabelle Paguyo, whom he met while attending the University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis. On Thursday August 3, 2017, the Thompsons welcomed daughter Madeline Parker Thompson. The family currently resides in Minneapolis.

Thompson is the brother of Tedric Thompson, who was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2017 NFL Draft who last played for the Cleveland browns.

Thompson has a YouTube channel that he started on September 29, 2016 called asCEDbyme; In which he focuses on family, faith, football, & film.


  1. ^ Fuller, Marcus R. (October 23, 2014). "Gophers football: Cedric Thompson sought leadership role". St. Paul Pioneer Press. MediaNews Group. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d Thomas Galicia (May 2, 2015). "CEDRIC THOMPSON TO MIAMI DOLPHINS: FULL DRAFT-PICK BREAKDOWN". Bleacher Report. Turner Broadcasting System. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Joe Christensen (October 20, 2014). "Out of nowhere: U football player comes from dusty California outpost". Star Tribune. Star Tribune Media Company LLC. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c Hal Habib (May 22, 2015). "Bombay Beach to South Beach: Dolphins' Cedric Thompson a survivor". The Palm Beach Post. Cox Enterprises. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Chris Perkins (May 19, 2017). "Dolphins rookie Ced Thompson has overcome, overachieved". Sun-Sentinel. tronc. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  6. ^ South Florida Sun-Sentinel (May 2, 2015). "Dolphins snatch athletic Minnesota safety Cedric Thompson with 150th selection". Sun-Sentinel.com.
  7. ^ "NFL Draft 2015: Miami Dolphins select Minnesota safety Cedric Thompson – The Daily Dolphin". palmbeachpost.com.
  8. ^ Bernd Buchmasser (January 12, 2016). "Patriots Sign WR J.J. Worton and DB Cedric Thompson to the Practice Squad". PatsPulpit.com.
  9. ^ "New England Patriots to sign Joey Iosefa, Chris Barker, Cedric Thompson to futures deals (reports)". masslive.com. Retrieved January 27, 2016.
  10. ^ Kyed, Doug. "Patriots Release Safety Cedric Thompson, Have Two Open Roster Spots". NESN.com.
  11. ^ Peters, Craig (October 25, 2016). "Vikings Announce 6 Practice Squad Moves". Vikings.com. Archived from the original on December 23, 2016.
  12. ^ "Vikings Cut DB Cedric Thompson From Their Practice Squad". November 26, 2016.
  13. ^ "Vikings Re-Sign S Cedric Thompson To Practice Squad". December 5, 2016.
  14. ^ Peters, Craig (January 2, 2017). "Vikings Sign 9 Practice Squad Players to Futures Contracts". Vikings.com. Archived from the original on September 6, 2017.
  15. ^ Gates, Christopher (May 4, 2017). "Minnesota Vikings Release Three Players". DailyNorseman.com.
  16. ^ Marcum, Jason (July 31, 2017). "Bengals sign safety Cedric Thompson, waive kicker Jonathan Brown". CincyJungle.com.
  17. ^ Marcum, Jason (August 19, 2017). "Bengals waive Cedric Thompson with injury settlement". CincyJungle.com.