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    Dale Thompson
    Dale Thompson

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Corona, CA

    High School:
    Santiago

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 255

    Position:
    TE

    Experience:
    1V

    2007: Thompson, regarded for his blocking skills, was an often-used backup tight end as a senior in 2007. Overall in 2007 while appearing in all 13 games, he caught 1 pass for 9 yards (against Washington State).

    2006: Thompson was a key backup tight end as a junior in 2006. He even started 3 times (Stanford, Oregon, California). Overall in 2006 while appearing in all 13 games, he had 3 catches for 19 yards (6.3 avg.). His catches came against Arizona (6 yards), California (8 yards) and UCLA (5 yards).

    2005: Thompson was a backup tight end and played on special teams as a sophomore in 2005. Overall in 2005 while appearing in 10 games (all but Washington, Washington State and Texas), he caught 1 pass for 5 yards (5.0 avg.) and made 1 tackle. He even started the Hawaii opener. His catch came against UCLA. He suffered a broken thumb against Arizona State, but he continued to play in games while wearing a cast.

    2004: Thompson was a reserve tight end and played on special teams as a first-year freshman in 2004. He appeared in 12 games (all but Virginia Tech). He did not catch a pass, but made 1 tackle (at Washington State).

    HIGH SCHOOL: He earned 2003 Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Prep Star Top 100 Dream Team, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Orange County Register Fab 15 second team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State second team, All-CIF Southern Section first team, All-CIF Division V, Los Angeles Times All-Inland Empire, Riverside Press-Enterprise All-Riverside County and All-Mountain View League first team honors as a senior tight end at Santiago High in Corona (Calif.). He had 40 receptions for 700 yards (17.5 avg.) with 10 TDs, plus 200 rushing yards with 2 TDs, in 2003. As a junior in 2002, he made the All-Mountain View League first team. He began the 2002 season at tight end, then broke his right hand and missed the next 2 games before returning as an offensive tackle for the next 5 contests (he was moved back to tight end for the season finale when the cast on his hand was removed). He made 6 catches for 125 yards (20.9 avg.) with 3 TDs in 2002.

    PERSONAL: He's a sociology major at USC.

    RECYDSAVGTDLGTACLS/YDSDFLFR
    2004 (Fr.)...000.00010/000
    2005 (So.)... 155.00510/00 0
    2006 (Jr.)...3196.30 800/00 0
    2007 (Sr.)...19 9.0 0 9 0 0/00 0
    CAREER...5 33 6.6 0 9 2 0/0 0 0

    GAME-BY-GAME WITH DALE THOMPSON

    2007
    RECYDSAVGTDLG
    Wash. St. 1 99.0 09
    2007 (Sr.)... 19 9.0 0 9
    2006
    RECYDSAVGTDLG
    Arizona166.006
    California*1 88.008
    UCLA155.005
    2006 (Jr.)...319 6.3 0 8
    2005RECYDSAVGTDLGTACLS/YDSDFLFR
    Arizona St.000.00010/000
    UCLA155.00500/000
    2005 (So.)155.00510/000

    2004TACLS/YDSDFLFR
    Wash. St.10/000
    2004 (Fr.)10/000