Trenton Charles Thompson, an American football defensive tackle with the Indoor Football League’s Vegas Knight Hawks, was born on July 27, 1996. The University of Georgia was where he played collegiate football.
Thompson graduated from Albany, Georgia’s Westover Comprehensive High School, where he was named USA Today’s All-USA Defensive Player of the Year.
Scouts compared him to All-Pro defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh when he was still in high school. Thompson, an Albany, Georgia native, went to Westover Comprehensive High School where Octavia Jones and retired NFL defensive lineman Jeff Hunter were his coaches.
Thompson signed a free-agent contract with the Cleveland Browns after going undrafted in the 2018 NFL Draft. The 30th of July 2018 saw his release.
Thompson signed a contract with the Vegas Knight Hawks on September 1, 2022, and is now a defensive tackle for the team.
How Good Is Trenton Thompson?
Thompson had plenty of chances to show that he was a rangy pass defender and a tough run stopper during the past several years, amassing 21 pass breakups and 12 tackles for loss from 2018 to 2021 despite not being a full-time starter until this past season.
He is quick enough to get to the spot where he has to be to make a play, whether it be snuffing out screens or offering safety assistance over the top, and he has the instincts to recognize plays as they develop.
Even better, throughout the past four seasons, Thompson made special teams contributions for the Aztecs, blocking two punts and scoring off of two others.