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Eldridge Thompson
Eldridge  Thompson

RS Senior

Houston, Texas

High School:
White Station

Last College:
Coffeyville J.C.

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 223


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Former JUCO linebacker who is playing in his second and final season with the Gamecocks... could make more of an impact this season with a year of Division I football under his belt and with the departure of Skai Moore.

2017: Former junior college linebacker who was in his first season with the Gamecocks... played in 12 games making 10 tackles including eight solo stops... recorded two-tackle days in wins over Arkansas and Wofford... saw significant action in the win over Florida... ended the regular season with two tackles against Clemson... did not play in the Outback Bowl win over Michigan.

2016: Played at Coffeyville (Kan.) C.C... hampered with a shoulder injury which kept him sidelined... coached by Aaron Flores... Rivals rated him as the 89th-best junior college player in the country... considered the third-best JUCO outside linebacker and the 97th-ranked JUCO overall by 247Sports... ranked as the seventh-best JUCO outside linebacker by ESPN.

2015: Led the Red Ravens in tackles and ranked fourth in the conference in 2015 with 102, averaging over nine per game, including six games of double-digit tackles... added three sacks, an interception and returned a fumble for a touchdown while earning honorable mention all-conference accolades.

2014: Redshirted due to an ankle injury.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from White Station High School in Memphis, Tenn., in 2014... played for Joe Rocconi... played wide receiver and safety... helped his team reach the state semifinals in Class 6A as a senior.

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