Thompson a FWAA Freshman All-American
Football set for Armed Forces Bowl
Football releases 2017 team awards
Two Aztecs named freshmen All-Americans
Penny named MW Off. & Special Teams PotY
Earned four letters at St. Augustine High School here in San Diego ... Led the Saints to a pair of 10-3 seasons in 2015 and 2016 ... According to MaxPreps, finished his four-year career with 217 tackles (139 solo), four tackles for loss, 11 interceptions for 151 yards, 38 pass deflections, three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, a sack and two blocked field goals ... On the offensive side of the ball was used as a receiver, where he made 85 catches for 1,167 yards (13.7 avg.) and 15 touchdowns over the past three seasons ... Had a total of 17 touchdowns over his career, including 15 receiving, one interception and one kick return ... Was a two-time all-CIF selection and a three-time all-Eastern League pick ... Also was the team's MVP ... A three-star recruit by ESPN, and a two-star recruit by Rivals and 247sports ... Received a grade of 78 by 247sports and a 71 by ... Also played basketball at St. Augustine High School.
Tariq Edward Thompson was born Aug. 9, 1999, in San Diego, Calif. ... Son of Anne Ford-Thompson ... Chose the Aztecs over offers from Fresno State and Northern Arizona ... Undecided on a major.