On Thompson: Three-year returning starter for the Minutemen at right guard ... An All-Atlantic 10 candidate in his senior season ... A big, athletic offensive lineman ... Has played in 35 career games, starting every game ... With size, is one of the fastest linemen on the roster.
As A Redshirt Junior In 2005: Starting right guard, has started all 11 games and all 35 of his career ... Key part of a UMass offensive line that allowed just 20 sacks over the past two seasons (22 games) ... UMass allowed 11 sacks this season in 11 games (1.0 per game), one every 32 pass attempts in 2005 ... Helped the offensive line to six games with more than 100 rushing yards including five 100-yard games by Steve Baylark ... Aided Steve Baylark's three consecutive 100-yard games at Maine (10/22), vs. New Hampshire (10/29) and at Delaware (11/5) ... Prior to the Hofstra (11/19) game, UMass line had allowed just one sack every 39 pass attempts.
As A Redshirt Sophomore In 2004: Game-By-Game Statistics
As A Redshirt Freshman In 2003: Game-By-Game Statistics
As A Freshman In 2002: Redshirted.
Before UMass: Played one year for coach Lonnie Messick at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va. ... Started every game at offensive guard for Hargrave in 2001 ... Gained valuable experience while playing against a schedule which included mostly junior college teams, or junior varsity teams from universities ... Prior to his time at Hargrave, played for Bayside High School in Virginia Beach, Va.
Personal: David Earl Thompson, Jr. ... Born February 22, 1983, in Portsmouth, Va. ... Son of Karen and David Thompson, Sr. ... Has two brothers and a sister named Princess ... Majoring in African-American studies.
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