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#12 Corey Thompson
Position: Safety
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 218 lbs.
Class: Junior
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: Missouri City, Texas
High School: Lawrence Elkins HS
Major: Sport Administration
Born: 12/23/1993
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Corey Thompson Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 08/03/2014

An aggressive and physical defensive player that is versatile and quick on the pursuit ... In position for a breakout year in 2014 as he goes into his junior season as the starter at one of the safety positions for the Tigers ... Good in coverage and dependable against the run ... Tremendous pursuit ability and can make plays from sideline to sideline ... Comes from an athletic family as his dad played football at Texas A&M and his mom was a track star at both the collegiate and International levels ... Missed spring practice with injury but will be back at full strength for preseason practice ... Played in 23 games in career with five starts ... Has 51 tackles and three pass breakups to his credit.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013)
Played in 10 games with five starts at the safety position ... Posted five tackles against Auburn which included a half tackle for a loss of eight yards when Auburn's punter dropped the ball and tried to get a punt away ... Earned his first career start at Mississippi State and tied for the team lead with a then career-high six tackles and three pass breakups ... Followed up with another then career-best of seven tackles versus Florida for the second straight week ... Racked up a career-high with eight tackles in his start at Alabama ... Registered three tackles versus Texas A&M ... Missed the final two games of the season due to a knee injury.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2012)
Played in 13 games with no starts ... Finished year with 11 tackles ... Posted a season-high three tackles versus Towson and Mississippi State ... Made his first appearance as a Tiger against North Texas ... Saw extensive action on the kickoff coverage team.

HIGH SCHOOL
Picked off three passes during his senior season ... Ranked the No. 18 safety in the country by both Rivals.com and 247sports.com ... Rated the No. 23 safety in the nation by ESPN.com ... Rated as a four-star prospect by Scout.com who lists him as the No. 15 outside linebacker in the nation ... Considered the No. 18 recruit in Texas by 247sports.com ... A member of the 2011 Class 5A All-State Team ... Also ran track throughout his high school career ... Coached by Dennis Brantley.

PERSONAL
Parents are Dyan Webber and Tony and Shante Thompson ... Majoring in sport administration ... Dad played wide receiver at Texas A&M from 1985-87 ... In three years with the Aggies, Tony caught 25 passes for 332 yards and one touchdown ... He played against LSU in Tiger Stadium in 1986, catching two passes for 17 yards ... His mom Dyan Webber was a standout on the track at both the collegiate and International levels ... She claimed All-America honors in 1989 as part of Texas Southern's 4x400 relay team that finished third at the NCAA Outdoor meet ... Was an alternate on the 1992 U.S. Olympic Team in the 4x100 relay ... Claimed the 1992 U.S. Indoor National title in the 200-meters ... Won a silver medal as part of the U.S. 4x400 meter relay team at the U.S. World Indoor Championships in 1993.

CAREER HIGHS 
Total tackles: 8 at Alabama, 2013
Tackles for loss: 0.5 vs. Auburn, 2013
Interceptions: None
PBUs: 3 at Mississippi State, 2013

THOMPSON'S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

Year
G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks
PBU
QBH
INT
FF
FR
2012
13-0
5
6
11
0-0
0-0
0
0
0-0
0
0-0
2013 10-5 17 23 40 0.5-8 0-0 3 0 0-0 0 0-0
Totals
23-5
22
29
51
0.5-8
0-0
3
0
0-0
0
0-0
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