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Shaq Thompson

Shaq Thompson

Thompson in 2011
Washington HuskiesNo. 7
Safety / Linebacker / HB Junior
Date of birth: (1994-04-21) April 21, 1994
Place of birth: Sacramento, California
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 228 lb (103 kg)
Career history
High school: Sacramento (CA) Grant Union
Career highlights and awards
  • USA Today High School All-American (2011)
  • 2x Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 (2012, 2013)[1]
  • Second-team Freshman All-American (2012)[2]
  • First-team All-Pac-12 (2014)[3]
Stats at

Shaquille Green-Thompson (born April 21, 1994), is an American football linebacker and defensive back. He currently attends the University of Washington.


  • High school 1
  • College 2
  • Personal 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

High school

A native of Sacramento, California, Thompson attended Grant Union High School. He played in the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Also a talented sprinter, Thompson specialized in the 200 meters. He finished fifth in the 200 metres (21.69 s) at the 2010 CIF State Track and Field Championships.[4] At the 2011 CIF State Track and Field Championships, he placed seventh (21.77 s) in the 200 metres, in a race dominated by defending state champion Remontay McClain.[5]


Thompson came into his freshman year as the no. 1 safety in the nation, the no. 4 overall recruit in the nation and was ranked 16th in the ESPNU 150. He committed to the University of Washington on January 31, 2012.[6]

He was also a professional baseball player in the Boston Red Sox farm system.[7]


Raised in Del Paso Heights, Sacramento, California, Shaq Thompson is the son of Patty Thompson, a single mother, and the youngest of four brothers. His older brother Syd'Quan Thompson played for the Denver Broncos.[8]


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  5. ^ 2011 Results - California CIF State Track and Field Championships
  6. ^ Biggins, Greg (January 31, 2012). "Shaq Thompson commits to Huskies". ESPN Recruiting Nation. ESPN. Retrieved October 16, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Shaq Green-Thompson can hit receivers, but not the curveball". USA Today. August 15, 2012. 
  8. ^ Condotta, Bob (February 14, 2012). "Full of surprises: The story behind Shaquille Thompson signing with Washington". Seattle Times. 

External links

  • Shaq Thompson on Twitter
  • Washington Huskies bio
  • ESPN Recruiting profile
  • Career statistics and player information from Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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