Thompson Picks Up Third All-America Nod
Dec. 14, 2015

  • 2015 FWAA All-America Teams

    BOISE, Idaho – For the third time this season Boise State redshirt senior safety Darian Thompson has picked up an All-America nod, being named Monday to the Second Team of the Football Writer’s Association of America (FWAA).

    Thompson was named an All-America honorable mention by Sports Illustrated last Thursday, and Sunday was named to the Associated Press All-America Third Team. He now has four All-America nods in his career after being named to CBSSports.com’s All-America Second Team in 2014.

    Thompson leads the Broncos with five interceptions in 2015, a figure that ranks tied for 17th in the FBS, four behind national leader Shawun Lurry of Northern Illinois. It is also tied for third in the Mountain West. On Oct. 31 at UNLV, Thompson picked off his fifth pass of the season and 19th of his career, passing Eric Weddle as the Mountain West’s all-time leader.

    Thompson’s impact for the Bronco defense has also been felt at the line of scrimmage. This year the Lancaster, Calif. native is second on the team with 63 tackles (team-high 35 solo) and tied for third with 7.5 tackles-for-loss.

    Despite missing Boise State’s final two games due to injury, Thompson was still named to the All-Mountain West First Team for a second-consecutive season.

    Boise State returns to action Dec. 23 at the Poinsettia Bowl, where the Broncos (8-4) will face Northern Illinois (8-5) at 2:30 p.m. MT at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.


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