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Ezra Thompson
Ezra Thompson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tinley Park, Ill.

High School:
Lincoln-Way East

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 207

Position:
S

Experience:
1L


10/29/2011

Colorado State vs. UNLV

Colorado State vs. UNLV Photo Gallery

10/01/2011

CSU football vs. San Jose State - 10-1-11

CSU football vs. San Jose State - 10-1-11

09/18/2010

Colorado State vs. Miami (Ohio) - Sept. 18, 2010

All Photos By Mike Griggs

09/04/2010

Colorado State vs. Colorado Football

Game Action

2011 (Sophomore): Played in six games during the middle of the season...Finished with 23 tackles (eight solo), ½ tackle for loss and a pass broken up...Served a three-game suspension for violation of team rules, then made his 2011 debut in exhilarating win at Utah State (Sept. 24), entering on a first-quarter series...Early in defeat at UNLV (Oct. 29), dropped RB Tim Cornett for a 1-yard loss...In windy, 18-15 loss vs. San Diego State (Nov. 12), broke up a Ryan Lindley pass late in the third quarter...Did not play in the final three contests.

2010 (Freshman): A safety and special-teams contributor, played in all 12 games (three starts), with 29 total stops (18 solo) and two passes broken up, according to coaches...In season-opener vs. Colorado (Sept. 4) at Invesco Field, his college debut, saw action in the secondary during the second quarter and registered his first career tackle...At Nevada (Sept. 11), saw extensive playing time in place of an injured Elijah-Blu Smith (shoulder), playing all four quarters...Drew his first career start one week later, at Miami-Ohio (Sept. 18); ensured the RedHawks would run out the clock late in the first half after making a sure tackle on a second-quarter punt return, holding the player to 1 yard...In dramatic 36-34 win vs. Idaho (Sept. 25), saw first- and second-half action in the secondary...Started in loss vs. No. 5 TCU (Oct. 2), replacing an injured Smith (leg), and played the entire game; broke up a third-down pass midway through the first quarter to force the Frogs to settle for a field goal...Also in Frogs contest, nearly blocked a punt late in the first half and appeared to came close to recovering a third-quarter fumble (replay upheld the on-field ruling, ground caused loose ball)...Drew another starting assignment at No. 25 Air Force (Oct. 9).

2009: Redshirted as a true freshman in his first season of college eligibility.

High School: Was an Illinois Coaches Association, Chicago Tribune, Champaign News-Gazette and Rivals.com first-team all-state selection as a senior at Lincoln-Way East High School in Frankfort, Ill. ...Also was the runner-up for Defensive Player of the Year in the Class 8A Southwest Suburban Blue League, in Illinois' largest classification...Additionally received all-area recognition from the Chicago-Sun Times, Southtown Star, and the Joliet Herald...Was all-conference as a junior and senior...As a senior, helped lead the Griffins to an 8-1 record and the second round of the Illinois playoffs before losing to Mount Carmel...In 2008, made 80 tackles, 16 pass breakups and two interceptions...Finished his career with 140 tackles, 30 passes broken up, four interceptions, six forced fumbles and one blocked field goal...Also contributed on special teams with 205 career yards in punt returns...Named to the honor roll three years...As a freshman, was a member of the school's 2005 state championship team...Also received offers from Ball State, Miami (Ohio), Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Purdue, Illinois State, Akron, Central Michigan and Western Michigan...Also lettered in basketball and track...Head coach was Rob Zvonar, who also was head coach at the 2006 U.S. Army All-American Bowl...LWEHS saw six former players go to college bowls after the 2008 season...Says he credits his penchant for hitting opposing players to his hockey background...Owned a 3.0 GPA and scored a 26 on the ACT.

Personal: Given name Ezra James Thompson...Born Nov. 15, 1990, in Creve Coeur, Mo. ...Son of Ezra L. Thompson and Beverly L. Pleasant...Both parents participated in college sports; father, Ezra, played football at Truman State, and mother, Beverly, played basketball at Florissant Valley Community College...Helped members of the Boys and Girls Club of Larimer County with homework and reading, and also participated in the club's sports programs in March before the '10 season...For a week during the summer of 2010, helped struggling students with reading at Tavelli Elementary in Fort Collins...Returned to Tavelli in May before the '11 season,speaking at anassembly about being a good student...Before 2011 spring practice, spent an afternoon at the Boys & Girls Club of Larimer County, helping kids with after-school programs...Before the 2011 season, spent time with less-fortunate kids, assisting with summer programs at the Harmony Mobile Home Park...Majoring in economics...Hometown: Tinley Park, Ill.

Division I career statistics

TACKLES

SACKS

FUMBLE

Year

School

GP

GS

Solo

Ast

Tot

TFL

Yds

No

Yds

FF

FR

Yds

Int

Yds

PBU

2010

Colorado State (fr.)

12

3

18

11

29

0.0

0

0.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

2011

Colorado State (so.)

6

0

8

15

23

0.5

0

0.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

Career totals (two years)

18

3

26

26

52

0.5

0

0.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

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