Acquired: Re-signed on Jan. 8, 2013. Orginally traded to Edmonton from Hamilton on Feb. 16, 2010 in exchange for import WR Maurice Mann.
2012: (Edmonton) Thompson played in 18 games (18 starts) and recorded 51 defensive tackles (one for a loss of three yards), six knockdowns, five interceptions for 84 yards and two forced fumbles. He was named the CFL's Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against Hamilton on Oct. 5 where he registered three tackles, a knockdown and two interceptions for 50 yards. It was the second two-interception night for Thompson in 2012, the first one coming in the Labour Day rematch. Thompson also started the Eastern Division semifinal registering two defensive tackles.
2011: (Edmonton) Thompson played 18 games (18 starts) at halfback and had 49 defensive tackles, four knockdowns, three interceptions for 86 yards, a tackle for a loss of a yard, and a team-leading four forced fumbles. Thompson also started the Western Division semifinal, recording two tackles and in the Western final Thompson had two defensive tackles and one interception for 45 yards.
2010: (Edmonton) Thompson played 18 games (18 starts) at halfback and had 43 defensive tackles, a tackle for a loss (one yard), a forced fumble, three knockdowns and a team-leading seven interceptions (133 yards), including one he returned 84 yards for a touchdown on Sept 10. He finished second in the league in interceptions. He earned CFL's Defensive Player of the Week for Week 5 when he had two interceptions and two defensive tackles. He was named a 2010 West All-Star, CFL All-Star and CFLPA All-Star.
Career: Thompson began his CFL career with the Eskimos when he signed as a free agent in 2007 and played in nine games that season. He was traded to Hamilton in Feb. 2008 along with Mike Botterill in exchange for Brock Ralph. Thompson went on to enjoy a stellar sophomore season ending the year with 60 defensive tackles, 10 pass knockdowns and a league and team-leading nine interceptions for 99 yards. He was named an East Division and CFL All-Star that season. Prior to joining the CFL, Thompson began his pro career in the NFL when he was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fifth round (110th overall) in the 2004 NFL Draft. He played for the Chicago Bears in 2005, where he appeared in 12 games and accumulated 10 tackles. He then played with the Buffalo Bills during the 2006 season.
College/Personal: Thompson started 30 of 33 games at Nicholls State where he was regarded by many as the best cover cornerback in the NCAA Division 1-AA ranks. He finished his career with 136 tackles (87 solos), eleven interceptions, 28 pass deflections, two forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and a school career-record eight blocked kicks. Thompson did not allow a touchdown reception by an opponent during his college career. Thompson became the first Nicholls State player to be named to an All-American team (2002) since 1994 and ended a decade-long drought of a Nicholls player being drafted when he was picked by Jacksonville in 2004. He majored in Business Administration. He attended Holy Cross High School in New Orleans, LA where he started out as a receiver but made the switch to the other side of the ball early in his high school career. He and his wife, Sherrica, have a daughter Cailyn. Thompson is a childhood friend of teammate Fred Stamps.