Born: May 10, 1912 in Edgar pop. 498
Died: Feb. 12, 2001(age 88)
College/years: Chadron State, 1931 ; and Nebraska 1932-34
Games played in the NFL: 53
- Started 23 games at tackle over four years with the Chicago Bears (1936-39) and five with the Philadelphia Eagles.
- Played in his first football game in Wood Lake without ever playing the game before. Later played at Chadron High School.
- Recruited by Link Lyman to play at Nebraska under Dana X Bible.
- Lettered three years at Nebraska
- Was offered a contract for $90 per game by George Hallas in 1935.
- Was a teammate of Bronko Nagurski
- Following the 1940 draft, the Bears traded Thompson and fellow tackle, Milt Trost, to the Eagles in exchange for Philadelphia's first-round pick, George McAfee.