Mykkele Thompson
S #22
San Antonio, TX

Quick Stats (2016):



-    Thompson played in 52 games with 31 starts at Texas…Career totals included 213 tackles (125 solo), 2 interceptions, a half-sack, 7 stops for losses of 14 yards…Added 9 tackles and 3 blocked kicks on special teams.
-    Thompson played in 52 games with 31 starts at Texas…Career totals included 213 tackles (125 solo), 2 interceptions, a half-sack, 7 stops for losses of 14 yards…Added 9 tackles and 3 blocked kicks on special teams.

-    Started all 13 games at either safety or nickel cornerback...Ranked 7th on the team with 69 tackles (48 solo)…Averaged 7.0 tackles per game over the last 7 games…Recorded 3 tackles, including a half-sack, and a pass breakup vs. North Texas…Had 6 stops vs. BYU and 5 vs. UCLA…Served as a game captain against Kansas ad had 1 tackle…Tallied 4 solo tackles vs. Baylor and 1 vs. Oklahoma…Recorded a season-high 11 tackles, including one for a loss, and a pass breakup vs. Iowa State…Posted a team-leading 9 tackles, including 1 for a loss, vs. Kansas State…Registered 5 tackles and his 2nd career interception vs. Texas Tech…Had 7 stops vs. West Virginia and tied for the team lead with 8 tackles vs. Oklahoma State…Contributed 5 tackles,  including 1 for a loss, vs. TCU…Had 4 tackles and a forced fumble vs. Arkansas in the Texas Bowl.

-    Played in all 13 games at free safety, starting 12 starts (did not start vs. Ole Miss)…Ranked 6th on the team with a career-high 72 tackles (39 solo)…Posted 7 tackles vs. New Mexico State…Had a season-high 8 tackles and one pressure vs. BYU...Registered 2 tackles vs. Ole Miss…Tallied 7 tackles (4 solo) with 1 for a loss vs. Kansas State and 7 tackles, including a half-sack, vs. Iowa State...Had 5 stops vs. in the Oklahoma and 4 vs. TCU...Registered 6 tackles (3 solo) vs. Kansas…Contriobuted 7 tackles and an interception vs. Oklahoma State and 4 stops vs. Texas Tech...Posted 7 stops vs. Baylor…Tied his season-high with 8 tackles vs. Oregon in the Alamo Bowl.

-    Played in all 13 games at safety and on special teams with 6 starts…Tied for 1st in the Big 12 with 2 blocked punts...Finished tied for 6th on the team with 59 tackles (31 solo)…Recorded his 1st-career forced fumble and blocked a punt that set up a touchdown vs. New Mexico...Recorded 1 tackle and a blocked punt vs. Ole Miss...Registered 6 tackles (4 solo) vs. Oklahoma State…Started for the 1st time vs. West Virginia and posted 10 tackles (7 solo) and one pass breakup…Had career-high 12 tackles vs. Oklahoma and 5 tackles and his 1st career fumble recovery vs. Baylor...Contributed 5 tackles vs. Texas Tech and 3 vs. TCU…Tied his career-high with 12 tackles, including 1 tackle for a loss, in the Alamo Bowl vs. Oregon State.

-    Played in all 13 games…Led the team with 8 special teams tackles…Posted 13 tackles (7 solo) on defense…Blocked a punt that was returned for a touchdown by Josh Turner at Iowa State…Tallied 4 tackles vs. Texas Tech…Posted 2 tackles vs. BYU, Iowa State and Kansas and 1 vs. Rice, UCLA, Missouri and Texas A&M.

-    All-state, 2-time 1st-team all-area and 3-time 1st-team all-district performer at multiple positions at Stevens High School in San Antonio…Selected to play in the Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star Football Classic…Three-year starter who totaled 3,614 rushing yards and 48 touchdowns, 1,280 passing yards and 9 touchdowns, and 31 receptions for 428 yards and 5 scores in his final 2 seasons…Named to the Class 5A All-Area offensive backfield by the San Antonio Express-News as a senior…Also earned district 27-5A Player of the Year honors and honorable mention all-state honors from the Associated Press…Named the district 27-5A Offensive MVP…Helped lead Stevens to an 11-4 record, a district championship and an appearance in the state semifinals…Rushed for 2,859 yards (4th-best in San Antonio history and tops in class 5A) and 40 touchdowns, while averaging just over 12 yards per carry…Also passed for 935 yards and seven touchdowns…Rushed for a career-high 310 yards and 4 touchdowns in a win over Wagner in the state quarterfinals…Selected to San Antonio Express-News’ Class 5A All- Area football 2nd team and 1st-team all-district 28-5A as a junior…Rushed for 755 yards rushing and 8 touchdowns, passed for 345 yards and 2 scores and caught 31 passes for 428 yards and 5 touchdowns…Also totaled 350 return yards and 1 score…First-team all-district 28-5A selection as a sophomore…Four-year letterman in track and field…Set a personal record in the long jump at the South San Invitational as a senior, jumping 25-2 to break San Antonio’s longest-standing high school mark…Placed 2nd at the state meet in the long jump as a senior, posting a mark of 24-0.5…Finished 1st in the long jump at the Texas Relays with a mark of 25-2.25…San Antonio Express-News All-Area Track and Field selection in the long jump as a junior…District champion in the 100m, 4X100- and 4X200-meter relays and a regional champion and state finalist in the long jump as a sophomore.

-    Born in Naples, Italy, before moving to England, Georgia and then San Antonio in 2002 … participated in Under the Bridge ministry ... graduated in December, 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in physical culture and sports with a sociology minor.
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