Mykkele Thompson
DB #22
Height:
6-2
Weight:
195
College:
Texas
Hometown:
San Antonio, TX
Experience:
3

Biography

TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally a 5th-Round (144th pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 2015.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    In 2016, Thompson was inactive for the season opener at Dallas (9/11) before making his NFL debut vs. New Orleans (9/18)…He had 1 special teams tackle, but suffered a knee injury in the game and was placed on season-ending injured reserve 2 days later.
-    As a rookie in 2015, Thompson tore his right Achilles tendon in the preseason opener in Cincinnati (8/14) and spent the entire season on injured reserve.

COLLEGE:
-    Thompson played in 52 games with 31 starts at Texas…Career totals included 213 tackles (125 solo), 2 interceptions, a half-sack, and 7 stops for losses of 14 yards…Added 9 tackles and 3 blocked kicks on special teams…In 2014, started all 13 games at either safety or nickel cornerback...Ranked 7th on the team with 69 tackles (48 solo)…Averaged 7 tackles per game over the last 7 games…In 2013, played in all 13 games at free safety with 12 starts (did not start vs. Ole Miss)…Ranked 6th on the team with a career-high 72 tackles (39 solo)…In 2012, played in all 13 games at safety and on special teams with 6 starts…Tied for first in the Big 12 with 2 blocked punts...Finished tied for 6th on the team with 59 tackles (31 solo)…In 2011, played in all 13 games…Led the team with 8 special teams tackles…Posted 13 tackles (7 solo) on defense.

PERSONAL:
-    Graduated in December 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in physical culture and sports with a sociology minor…Born in Naples, Italy, before moving to England, Georgia and then San Antonio in 2002…Participated in Under the Bridge ministry…All-state, 2-time first-team all-area and 3-time first-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 7 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 first-team all-district 28-5A as a junior…Rushed for 755 yards 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.
TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally a 5th-Round (144th pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 2015.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    In 2016, Thompson was inactive for the season opener at Dallas (9/11) before making his NFL debut vs. New Orleans (9/18)…He had 1 special teams tackle, but suffered a knee injury in the game and was placed on season-ending injured reserve 2 days later.
-    As a rookie in 2015, Thompson tore his right Achilles tendon in the preseason opener in Cincinnati (8/14) and spent the entire season on injured reserve.

COLLEGE:
-    Thompson played in 52 games with 31 starts at Texas…Career totals included 213 tackles (125 solo), 2 interceptions, a half-sack, and 7 stops for losses of 14 yards…Added 9 tackles and 3 blocked kicks on special teams…In 2014, started all 13 games at either safety or nickel cornerback...Ranked 7th on the team with 69 tackles (48 solo)…Averaged 7 tackles per game over the last 7 games…In 2013, played in all 13 games at free safety with 12 starts (did not start vs. Ole Miss)…Ranked 6th on the team with a career-high 72 tackles (39 solo)…In 2012, played in all 13 games at safety and on special teams with 6 starts…Tied for first in the Big 12 with 2 blocked punts...Finished tied for 6th on the team with 59 tackles (31 solo)…In 2011, played in all 13 games…Led the team with 8 special teams tackles…Posted 13 tackles (7 solo) on defense.

PERSONAL:
-    Graduated in December 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in physical culture and sports with a sociology minor…Born in Naples, Italy, before moving to England, Georgia and then San Antonio in 2002…Participated in Under the Bridge ministry…All-state, 2-time first-team all-area and 3-time first-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 7 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 first-team all-district 28-5A as a junior…Rushed for 755 yards 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.

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