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Anthony Thompson
No. 34, 32
Position: Running back
Personal information
Born: (1967-04-08) April 8, 1967 (age 51)
Terre Haute, Indiana
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school: Terre Haute (IN) North Vigo
College: Indiana
NFL Draft: 1990 / Round: 2 / Pick: 31
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards: 831
Rushing average: 3.3
Rushing touchdowns: 6
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Anthony Q. Thompson (born April 8, 1967) is a former professional American football running back and a current pastor at the Lighthouse Community Church in Bloomington, Indiana.

Early life[edit]

Thompson was a three-year starter (1983–1985) for Terre Haute North Vigo High School, where he was a Parade All-American under coach Wayne Staley.

College career[edit]

Thompson played college football with the Indiana University Hoosiers football program where he won the Maxwell Award and Walter Camp Award in 1989. He also won the Chicago Tribune Silver Football twice, becoming only the third person to do so at the time (following Paul Giel and Archie Griffin). Thompson finished second in Heisman Trophy voting for the 1989 season. In 1989, he broke the record for career touchdowns in college with 65 touchdowns. The record stood until 1998 when it was broken by Ricky Williams. Thompson finished his college career with 5,299 rushing yards. In 2007, Thomson was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.



NCAA Collegiate Career statistics
Indiana Hoosiers
Season Rushing Receiving Kickoff Returns
Att Yards Avg Yds/G TD Rec Yards TD Att Yards Avg TD
1986 191 806 4.2 67.2 5 10 79 0 1 18 18.0 0
1987 257 1,014 3.9 84.5 12 26 242 0 0 0 -- 0
1988 355 1,686 4.7 140.5 26 31 233 0 0 0 -- 0
1989 358 1,793 5.0 163.0 24 35 201 1 18 394 21.9 0
NCAA Career Totals 1,161 5,299 4.6 112.7 67 102 755 1 19 412 21.7 0

Professional career[edit]

Thompson was selected by the Phoenix Cardinals in the second round of the 1990 NFL Draft. During his NFL career, which ended in 1992 with the Los Angeles Rams, he played in 37 games and scored six touchdowns. He has one daughter, named Ciara Noell Thompson born November 12, 1995.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Anthony Thompson". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 22, 2014. 

External links[edit]


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