Darian Thompson
S #27
Height:
6-1
Weight:
213
Age:
24
College:
Boise State
Hometown:
Lancaster, CA
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
50
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
1

Biography

TRANSACTIONS:
-  Originally a 3rd-round (71st pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 2016.
 
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-  Thompson took over as the starting free safety in the spring, but his rookie season was limited to the first 2 games because of a foot injury…He was inactive for 6 games before being placed on injured reserve on Nov. 10…Had 3 tackles (2 solo) in his NFL debut at Dallas (9/11)…Made his first start vs. New Orleans (9/18), and finished with 4 solo tackles.

COLLEGE:
-  Played in 51 games with 44 starts at Boise State…Finished career with 242 tackles (149 solo)…Two-time All-Mountain West first team selection (2014-15)…Set a Mountain West Conference record with 19 interceptions…The former mark of 18 was held by Utah’s Eric Weddle (2003-06)…The 19 picks rank 3rd in school history, behind Frank Robinson (22; 1988-91) and Steve Forrey (24; 1968-70)…As a senior in 2015, he earned 4 All-America nods: FWAA (2nd team), PhilSteele.com (2nd team), AP (3rd team), and Sports Illustrated (honorable mention)...Named to All-Mountain West first team...National semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award…Started all 12 games…Became the Mountain West’s all-time interceptions leader (19), passing Eric Weddle, with a 4th-quarter interception at UNLV (10/ 31)...Finished career 3rd on Boise State’s all-time list...Led Broncos with 5 interceptions. Topped the secondary and was 2nd on the team with 65 tackles (37 solo)…In 2014, was named to the All-Mountain West first team...Started all 13 games...Thompson’s 7 interceptions tied for 3rd in the nation, and were tied for the Mountain West lead...Finished 2nd on the team and led the Broncos’ secondary with 71 tackles (50 solo)...Returned 1 of his interceptions 36 yards for a touchdown (at Wyoming, 11/22)…Had 10 tackles (6 solo) in Fiesta Bowl win over No. 10 Arizona (12/31)…In 2013, started each of the Broncos’ 13 games...Ranked 4th on the team with 63 tackles (34 solo) and intercepted 4 passes…As a redshirt freshman in 2012, played in all 13 games, with starts in each of the final 6, and registered 43 tackles (28 solo), and 3 interceptions.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-  Served lunch with fellow rookies to more than 400 people at Eva’s Village in Paterson, N.J. during Thanksgiving week... Attended The MDA Muscle Team Dinner which raises over $1 million toward treatments and cures for muscle diseases and was a buddy for the evening to a child living with muscular dystrophy...Attended the 2017 Giants Draft Party, thanking season ticket holders for their support...Attended the United Way NYC Gridiron Gala, joining teammates and Jets players to help raise over $2 million in support of the United Way’s efforts in New York City...Participated in a conversation with Senator Cory Booker and the non-profit RISE regarding current social justice issues in our nation.

PERSONAL:
-  Health Science major…Named All-CIF and All-Valley Defensive Most Valuable Player in 2010 at Paraclete High School in Lancaster, Calif....Also voted All-CIF, all-Valley and all-league at defensive back as a senior...Finished 2010 with 74 tackles (35 solo), 7 interceptions, including 2 he returned for touchdowns, and 8 knockdowns...Also caught 52 passes for 953 yards and 13 touchdowns, all school single-season records...Returned 7 punts for 179 yards and 5 kickoffs for 94 yards...Finished junior season with 40 tackles, 4 interceptions, and 4 pass deflections, earning 2nd-team all-league accolades...Also caught 12 passes for 205 yards...Recorded 38 tackles, 4 pass break-ups and 1 interception as a sophomore...Earned 2 varsity letters in baseball.
TRANSACTIONS:
-  Originally a 3rd-round (71st pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 2016.
 
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-  Thompson took over as the starting free safety in the spring, but his rookie season was limited to the first 2 games because of a foot injury…He was inactive for 6 games before being placed on injured reserve on Nov. 10…Had 3 tackles (2 solo) in his NFL debut at Dallas (9/11)…Made his first start vs. New Orleans (9/18), and finished with 4 solo tackles.

COLLEGE:
-  Played in 51 games with 44 starts at Boise State…Finished career with 242 tackles (149 solo)…Two-time All-Mountain West first team selection (2014-15)…Set a Mountain West Conference record with 19 interceptions…The former mark of 18 was held by Utah’s Eric Weddle (2003-06)…The 19 picks rank 3rd in school history, behind Frank Robinson (22; 1988-91) and Steve Forrey (24; 1968-70)…As a senior in 2015, he earned 4 All-America nods: FWAA (2nd team), PhilSteele.com (2nd team), AP (3rd team), and Sports Illustrated (honorable mention)...Named to All-Mountain West first team...National semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award…Started all 12 games…Became the Mountain West’s all-time interceptions leader (19), passing Eric Weddle, with a 4th-quarter interception at UNLV (10/ 31)...Finished career 3rd on Boise State’s all-time list...Led Broncos with 5 interceptions. Topped the secondary and was 2nd on the team with 65 tackles (37 solo)…In 2014, was named to the All-Mountain West first team...Started all 13 games...Thompson’s 7 interceptions tied for 3rd in the nation, and were tied for the Mountain West lead...Finished 2nd on the team and led the Broncos’ secondary with 71 tackles (50 solo)...Returned 1 of his interceptions 36 yards for a touchdown (at Wyoming, 11/22)…Had 10 tackles (6 solo) in Fiesta Bowl win over No. 10 Arizona (12/31)…In 2013, started each of the Broncos’ 13 games...Ranked 4th on the team with 63 tackles (34 solo) and intercepted 4 passes…As a redshirt freshman in 2012, played in all 13 games, with starts in each of the final 6, and registered 43 tackles (28 solo), and 3 interceptions.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-  Served lunch with fellow rookies to more than 400 people at Eva’s Village in Paterson, N.J. during Thanksgiving week... Attended The MDA Muscle Team Dinner which raises over $1 million toward treatments and cures for muscle diseases and was a buddy for the evening to a child living with muscular dystrophy...Attended the 2017 Giants Draft Party, thanking season ticket holders for their support...Attended the United Way NYC Gridiron Gala, joining teammates and Jets players to help raise over $2 million in support of the United Way’s efforts in New York City...Participated in a conversation with Senator Cory Booker and the non-profit RISE regarding current social justice issues in our nation.

PERSONAL:
-  Health Science major…Named All-CIF and All-Valley Defensive Most Valuable Player in 2010 at Paraclete High School in Lancaster, Calif....Also voted All-CIF, all-Valley and all-league at defensive back as a senior...Finished 2010 with 74 tackles (35 solo), 7 interceptions, including 2 he returned for touchdowns, and 8 knockdowns...Also caught 52 passes for 953 yards and 13 touchdowns, all school single-season records...Returned 7 punts for 179 yards and 5 kickoffs for 94 yards...Finished junior season with 40 tackles, 4 interceptions, and 4 pass deflections, earning 2nd-team all-league accolades...Also caught 12 passes for 205 yards...Recorded 38 tackles, 4 pass break-ups and 1 interception as a sophomore...Earned 2 varsity letters in baseball.
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 57 48 9 0.0 0 5 1 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2017 NYG 11 11 50 42 8 0.0 -- 5 1 0 -- 0 0 0 --
2016 NYG 2 1 7 6 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @DAL L 3-19 3 2 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 DET L 10-24 5 5 0 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @PHI L 24-27 6 6 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @TB L 23-25 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 LAC L 22-27 11 8 3 0.0 -- 2 1 0 -- 0 0 0 --
6 @DEN W 23-10 5 5 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 SEA L 7-24 3 3 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 LA L 17-51 3 3 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 @SF L 21-31 6 6 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 KC W 12-9 5 3 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @WAS L 10-20 3 1 2 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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