From TitansOnline we gathered these personal statistics on Taylor Thompson:
College: Southern Methodist
From the webpage on the Tennessee Titans webpage on Taylor Thompson we find these 'Titans Tidbits':
• Although Thompson spent four college seasons as a defensive end, he was not foreign to the offensive side of the ball. At Prosper (Texas) High School, he caught 58 passes for 960 yards as a senior wide receiver, in addition to playing defensive end and punter. Recruited by Vanderbilt as a tight end, he initially committed to the Commodores but then enrolled at Southern Methodist in order to stay closer to home. Under new head coach June Jones, however, SMU employed a spread offense that did not use a tight end, and Thompson decided to make his mark at defensive end. It was not until the final month of his senior season there that Jones encouraged him to think about making the switch back to tight end. He did, and in February 2012, Titans scouts became convinced of his potential at the Players All-Star Classic in Little Rock, Ark.
• The outdoor enthusiast enjoys golf, fishing and rock climbing. He also plays the guitar.
• Thompson’s “bucket list” includes going to the moon.
Photos from various photographers with Getty Images -
Taylor Thompson #84 of the Tennessee Titans drops a pass against the Houston Texans at LP Field on December 2, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
Tennessee Titan player Taylor Thompson #84 is shown as he warms up prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on August 11, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Quarterback Case Keenum #7 of the Houston Cougars is tackled by defensive end Taylor Thompson #8 of the Southern Methodist University Mustangs on November 19, 2011 at Robertson Stadium in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)
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