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  Jason Thompson
Jason  Thompson

Player Profile
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Renton, Wash.

High School:
Kennedy Catholic HS

Last College:
Wyoming

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 210

Position:
DB

Birthdate:
04/21/1994

Experience:
1VL

UTAH: Switched from quarterback to safety in the spring and won the starting job at free safety ... transferred from Wyoming for the 2014 spring semester ... two years of eligibility remaining.

2014--Unable to play in any regular-season games per NCAA transfer rules, he became eligible in time for the Las Vegas Bowl and made a surprise appearance on the first play of the game--participating in a trick play that resulted in a 36-yard Utah gain ... his role in the trick play involved him catching a lateral from running back Devontae Booker and throwing a pass to quarterback Travis Wilson, who heaved it to receiver Kaelin Clay downfield ... after lining up at receiver on the opening play, he later played quarterback and on special teams in the win over Colorado State ... rushed two times for five yards and was 0-1 passing vs. CSU ... three tackles on special teams.

PRIOR TO UTAH: Played in six games as a true freshman at Wyoming in 2012 before redshirting in 2013 ... started two games in 2012: at running back vs. Nevada and at quarterback vs. Air Force ... 27-of-52 passing for 222 yards and one touchdown (1 INT) in 2012 ... also had 38 rushes for 121 yards and four receptions for 20 yards as a freshman ... scored on the first play of his career, an 11-yard rushing touchdown vs. Idaho ... 23-for-36 passing for 195 yards and a touchdown against Air Force ... all-state at Kennedy Catholic HS as a defensive back ... ranked by SuperPrep Magazine as the No. 19 recruit at all positions in the state of Washington in 2011 ... Seamount League Defensive Back of the Year as a senior in 2011... two-time first-team all-conference ... completed 63-of-91 (69.2%) passes for more than 800 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior ... Kennedy won the 2011 Seamount Conference championship ... threw for more than 600 yards as a junior with 11 touchdowns, while rushing for more than 100 yards and five touchdowns ... also played basketball.

PERSONAL: Son of Caroline and Einer Thompson ... two brothers ... brother Everette was a starting defensive lineman for Washington in 2010 and 2011 ... cousin of former Ute running backs Matt Asiata (2007-10) and Shawn Asiata (2010-11) ... exercise and sport science major ... full name is Jason Tome Faagalu Thompson ... born April 21, 1994.

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