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Tedric Thompson






2017 Season

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Selected with the fourth pick of the fourth round (111th overall) in the 2017 NFL Draft. Seventh player selected out of Colorado in club history (Last: Paul Richardson, 2014). 

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College: Played in 43 games with 37 starts. Finished his career with 13 interceptions, tied for fifth on CU’s all-time list as well as tied for the most over the last 23 seasons. He also conclud-ed his career tied for sixth in pass deflections (34) and 38th in tackles with 246 (172 solo). 

Senior: Started all 13 games at strong safety, earning second-team All-America honors as selected by First-team All-Pac-12 selection by the Associated Press, and Phil Steele’s College Football (while the coaches voted him to their second-team). The CU coaches presented him with the team’s Dave Jones Award that goes to the outstanding defensive player. Led the Pac-12 in interceptions with seven, a mark that tied for the most in CU single-season history and tied for the third-most of any player in the country in 2016. He finished third on the team in tackles with 75 (47 solo, three for losses); credited with 15 third down stops, a team-high eight touch-down saves and three quarterback pressures. He twice collected Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week honors (Stanford, Utah games).

Junior: Started all 13 games at strong safety, tying for third on the team in tackles with 80 (58 solo) and interceptions with three. Phil Steele’s College Football selected him as a third-team All-Pac-12 performer, while the coaches tabbed him as an honorable mention pick. He returned the three picks a total of 112 yards, including a 71-yard effort against Stanford, tied for the 23rd-longest in school history. Against Oregon, he had a career-high 12 tackles (nine solo). 

Sophomore: He started the first eight games of the season at strong safety until he was sidelined for the remainder of the year after suffering a concussion in the first overtime period against UCLA (he was taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons).  He was leading the team in tackles at that point, eventually finishing fourth with 59 stops (45 solo, three for losses and another two for zero gains). 

Freshman: Played in nine games with three starts - at free safety against Oregon and at strong safety versus California and USC. Played 323 plays from scrimmage and recorded 32 tackles (22 solo), along with three passes broken up and two third down stops. He had a season-high six tackles on two occasions, versus Oregon (four solo) and at Arizona State (three unassisted). 

Personal: He earned PrepStar All-West Region honors at defensive back as a sen-ior. A three-time, first-team All-Foothill League performer, he was second-team All-State (MaxPreps) and All-CIF Southern Section (North Division) as a senior. A three-and-a-half year starter at safety, he recorded 170 career tackles, six intercep-tions and approximately 40 passes broken up. Majored in Sociology at Colorado. Born January 20, 1995 in Inglewood, Calif. His hobbies include playing basketball and spending time with friends and family. An older brother, Cedric, played safety at the University of Minnesota and was a fifth round pick by Miami in the 2015 NFL Draft. 




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