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Brett Thompson Athlete Profile

#19 Brett Thompson

Position: Tight End Height: 6-3 Weight: 220 Roster Years: 2009 | 2012-2013 Hometown: El Dorado Hills, CA Mission: Louisville, KY Last School: Oak Ridge High School


  • Served in the Kentucky Louisville Mission for the LDS Church
  • Parents are Matt and Jeanna Thompson
  • Married to former BYU volleyball player Coriann Clark Thompson
  • Eagle Scout

Player Journal Entry: October 15, 2009

Before BYU

  • Standout receiver hails from the same high school as BYU all-time receiving leader Austin Collie
  • Dependable possession receiver who switched to running back during his senior season
  • Totaled 694 yards and 12 touchdowns, averaging 6.9 yards per carry in 2008
  • Scored six touchdowns in one game
  • Recorded two runs of 70 or more yards
  • Made 26 receptions for 242 yards and three touchdowns, including a long gain of 66 yards
  • As a junior, had 35 receptions for 570 yards and six touchdowns
  • Had 53 catches for 894 yards and 11 touchdowns to earn all-state honors as a sophomore
  • Also lettered in basketball and volleyball
  • Also recruited by California, Nebraska, Air Force, and UNLV
  • Coached by Eric Caualiere

2009 | Freshman Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a true freshman
  • Academic All-MWC
  • Saw action in 12 games
  • Totaled 95 yards receiving on six receptions, averaging 15.8 yards per catch
  • Had a season-long 46-yard reception at UNLV

2012 | Sophomore Year

  • Earned letterman honors as a sophomore
  • Saw action in 11 games

2013 | Junior Year

  • Caught at least one pass in the first six games of the season
  • Recorded 44 receiving yards against Utah
  • Notched a career-high three receptions against Washington
  • Played in eight games and started two
  • Finished with 12 catches for 153 receiving yards