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#23 Corey Thompson
Position: Safety
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 222 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: Missouri City, Texas
High School: Lawrence Elkins HS
Major: Sports Administration
Born: 12/23/1993
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Corey Thompson Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 07/11/2016

Made the move from safety to outside linebacker during spring practice in new defensive coordinator Dave Aranda's system … Veteran and experienced defender who is a fifth-year senior in 2016 … An aggressive and physical defensive player that is versatile and quick in pursuit … Good in coverage and dependable against the run … 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 … Has played in 32 games in career with eight starts … Has 66 tackles and three pass breakups to his credit.

REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON (2015)
Made starts at free safety at Alabama, at Ole Miss and vs. Texas A&M and played in nine games ... Tallied 15 tackles on the season … Made three tackles in each game against Auburn, Western Kentucky, Alabama, Ole Miss and the Texas Bowl against Texas Tech … Contributor on special teams kick coverage.

JUNIOR SEASON (2014)
Thompson did not see any game action for the Tigers in 2014 due to injury ... Received a redshirt.

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 civil engineering … 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: 0
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
2014 Redshirt Season
2015 9-3 8 7 15 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0-0
Totals
32-8
30
36
66
0.5-8
0-0
3
0
0-0
0
0-0