5 - Matt Thompson
Matt Thompson
Height: 6-1
Weight: 210
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Ormond Beach, Fla.
High School: Seabreeze
Position: WR

ON THOMPSON: Led the team in receiving in his first season as a wide receiver after playing quarterback his first two seasons at The Citadel ... coaching staff feels he has gained physicality and can block well on the perimeter ... experience at quarterback has eased the transition.

JUNIOR (2012): Played in all 11 games and started in nine … hauled in a 53-yard Hail Mary pass and leaped into the end zone as time expired in the first half to help lead the Bulldogs to a win over Elon … led the team in receptions (13) and receiving yards (284) … recorded a career-high 123 yards receiving in a win over Appalachian State.

SOPHOMORE (2011): Played in six games in a reserve role at quarterback ... carried two times for two yards and had one incomplete pass.

FRESHMAN (2010): Played in all 11 games and started seven times ... ranked third on the team with 264 rushing yards on 98 attempts and scored three touchdowns ... completed 23 of 63 passes for 353 yards, three touchdowns and seven interceptions ... entered the game as the backup quarterback vs. Chowan and completed 5 of 6 passes for 127 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 70 yards and a score to earn SoCon Freshman of the Week honors ... started each of the next four weeks, including the second game of the season vs. nationally-ranked Arizona ... rushed for 69 yards and a touchdown vs. No. 1 Appalachian State ... threw for 59 yards and rushed for 42 and a touchdown vs. Furman.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of Seabreeze High School ... lettered three times in football and four times in basketball ... served as a team captain ... completed 151 of 198 passes for 2,398 yards and 26 touchdowns and rushed 114 times for 721 yards and nine scores his senior season ... selected first team all-area and second team All-Central Florida ... named the Daytona Beach Quarterback Club Offensive Player of the Year and was the 16th-ranked quarterback in the state of Florida ... chosen one of the top 20 Division I recruits in the state by the Orlando Sentinel ... played in the Central Florida High School All-Star Game and was named the offensive MVP for the East team ... member of team which reached the state semifinals his junior year ... averaged 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists per game in basketball and was named to the all-area team ... chosen to Nike Team Florida AAU in 2009.

PERSONAL: Son of Lynn and Dr. Michelle Thompson ... father was a quarterback at Bethune-Cookman and was on the Green Bay Packers injured reserve list during the 1979 NFL season ... majoring in criminal justice.

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