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Trenton Thompson Career Stats
Athletic, hard-hitting safety, who backed up three-time all-Mountain West pick Malik Smith for most of the season last year as a true freshman ... Is slated to start at one of the two Warrior spots heading into 2017 in Rocky Long's 3-3-5 defense.
FRESHMAN (TRUE) SEASON (2016)
Had eight tackles and a pass breakup on the season, despite playing in only eight games ... Was one of three true freshmen to play on defensive side of the ball (also Troy Cassidy and Kyrie Woods) ... According to Pro Football Focus, logged 47 snaps on the season ... Did not play and wasn't on the travel squad for the first five games of the season ... Was on the travel squad for the first time of the season at Fresno State, but did not play ... Had four tackles (three solo) in his first career game against San José State, all on special teams ... Ended up logging 13 stats on defense vs. the Spartans ... Had an assisted tackle at Utah State in five snaps ... Registered one solo tackle and had his first pass breakup against Hawai'i in a career-high 22 snaps ... Had an assisted tackle at Nevada ... Logged one snap, but did not record a stat at Wyoming ... Had a solo tackle on special teams against Colorado State ... Did not record a stat in three snaps and special teams action at Wyoming in the MW Championship game ... Logged a solo stop in three snaps vs. Houston in the Las Vegas Bowl.
Earned two letters and played three years at Palm Springs High School in Palm Springs, Calif. ... Helped the Indians go 24-3 (.889), including a 11-1 (.917) mark in league play over the past two years ... Led the 2015 squad to a CIF Championship ... Logged 219 total tackles (134 solo) over his three years (according to MaxPreps), adding seven tackles for loss, four interceptions, seven pass deflections, six forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, four blocked field goals and two blocked punts ... Also caught 16 passes for 325 yards (20.3 avg.) and three touchdowns as a senior in 2015 ... A three-star recruit by Scout and 247sports, and a two-star recruit by Rivals ... Received a grade of 87 by 247sports ... Scout ranked him as the 15th-best outside linebacker in the 2016 class and the 23rd best on the West Coast ... Chose the Aztecs over offers from Colorado State, Nevada, Northern Arizona, UNLV, Utah State and Wyoming.
Trenton Thompson was born Dec. 18, 1997, in Palm Springs, Calif. ... Chose the Aztecs over offers from Colorado State, Nevada, Northern Arizona, UNLV, Utah State and Wyoming ... Is majoring in criminal justice.
Tackles: 4 vs. San José State (10/21/16)
Pass Breakups: 1 vs. Hawai'i (11/5/16)