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Shaq Thompson
LB #54
Height:
6-0
Weight:
230
Age:
23
College:
Washington
Hometown:
Sacramento, Calif.
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
37
SCK
2.0
FF
0
INT
--
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 143 98 45 3.0 0 8 1 12 -- 12 0 0 2
2017 CAR 7 7 37 27 10 2.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2016 CAR 14 12 56 39 17 0.0 0 5 1 12 12 12 0 0 2
2015 CAR 14 10 50 32 18 1.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @SF W 23-3 2 2 0 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 BUF W 9-3 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 NO L 13-34 7 5 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @NE W 33-30 10 9 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @DET W 27-24 4 3 1 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 PHI L 23-28 7 3 4 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @CHI L 3-17 6 4 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Selected in the first round (25th overall) of the NFL Draft by Carolina (4/30/15).

GP/GS
Career (28/22) [3/3]; 2016 (14/12); 2015 (14/10) [3/3].

2016
Played in 14 games with a career-high 12 starts and was inactive for two games…Set career highs with 70 tackles, two fumble recoveries, including one returned for a touchdown, four quarterback pressures and one interception…Key member of a defense that finished second in the NFL with 47 sacks and tied for fourth with 17 interceptions…Notched two special teams tackles…Inactive with a knee injury at Los Angeles (11/6) and versus Kansas City (11/13)…At Denver (9/8): Recovered a fumble by Broncos running back Devontae Booker that stopped a Broncos drive in Panthers territory…Vs. San Francisco (9/18): Scored first career touchdown in the first quarter when he recovered a fumble by 49ers running back Carlos Hyde and returned the ball nine yards for the score…At New Orleans (10/16): Established a career high with 11 tackles…Vs. Atlanta (12/24): Equaled career high with 11 tackles.

2015
Selected in the first round (25th overall) of the NFL Draft by Carolina…Played in 14 games with 10 starts at strongside linebacker and was inactive for two games…Posted 61 tackles, one sack, two quarterback pressures and four passes defensed… Contributed to unit that ranked sixth in the NFL in total defense and scoring defense…Notched five special teams tackles…Inactive with a knee injury versus Philadelphia (10/25) and versus Indianapolis (11/2)…POSTSEASON: Started at strongside linebacker in NFC Divisional Playoff versus Seattle (1/17), NFC Championship versus Arizona (1/24) and Super Bowl 50 versus Denver (2/7)…Recorded nine tackles…Vs. New Orleans (9/27): Collected a career-high eight tackles…Notched his first career sack, taking down Saints quarterback Luke McCown…At Seattle (10/18): Suffered a sprained knee…Injury caused him to be inactive for the next two games…Vs. Tampa Bay (1/3): Matched career high with eight tackles.

COLLEGE
Three-year starter and three-time All-Pac 12 honoree at Washington...Entered NFL following junior season...Played in 40 games with 38 starts...Lined up at inside and outside linebacker, safety and running back as a junior, linebacker as a sophomore and defensive back as a freshman...Produced 233 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, five interceptions and 16 passes defensed...2014 (Jr.): Earned the Paul Hornung Award, given to the nation's most versatile player...First-team All-Pac 12 selection at both linebacker and all-purpose/special teams...Played in 14 games with 13 starts...Made 10 starts at linebacker and three at running back...Scored six touchdowns – four on defense and two on offense...Placed third on the Huskies with 81 tackles to go along with 2.5 tackles for loss, one sack, one interception and five passes defensed...Recovered four fumbles and tied for the team lead with three forced fumbles...Ranked third on the team with 456 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 61 attempts...Gathered a career-high 15 tackles versus Eastern Washington...Became the first player in school history to have two defensive touchdowns in the same game when he scored on a 36-yard interception return and 52-yard fumble return versus Illinois...Returned a fumble 100 yards for a touchdown at California, one of just four 100-yard plays in school history...Compiled two 100-yard rushing efforts, gaining 174 yards on 15 carries with one touchdown at Colorado and 100 yards on 16 attempts versus UCLA...2013 (So.): All-Pac 12 honorable mention...Played 13 games with 12 starts...Finished second on the team with 78 tackles...Recorded four tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks, one interception and five passes defensed...Returned an interception 80 yards for a touchdown at Oregon State...2012 (Fr.): All-Pac 12 honorable mention...Won the team's most outstanding freshman award...Started all 13 games at nickel back...Tied for the team lead with three interceptions in addition to notching six passes defensed...Posted 74 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, one fumble recovery and one blocked kick.

PERSONAL
Attended Grant Union HS in Sacramento, Calif....Majored in American ethics at Washington...Drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 18th round of the 2012 MLB Draft and played one season of rookie-level ball in the Gulf Coast League.

TRANSACTIONS
Selected in the first round (25th overall) of the NFL Draft by Carolina (4/30/15).

GP/GS
Career (28/22) [3/3]; 2016 (14/12); 2015 (14/10) [3/3].

2016
Played in 14 games with a career-high 12 starts and was inactive for two games…Set career highs with 70 tackles, two fumble recoveries, including one returned for a touchdown, four quarterback pressures and one interception…Key member of a defense that finished second in the NFL with 47 sacks and tied for fourth with 17 interceptions…Notched two special teams tackles…Inactive with a knee injury at Los Angeles (11/6) and versus Kansas City (11/13)…At Denver (9/8): Recovered a fumble by Broncos running back Devontae Booker that stopped a Broncos drive in Panthers territory…Vs. San Francisco (9/18): Scored first career touchdown in the first quarter when he recovered a fumble by 49ers running back Carlos Hyde and returned the ball nine yards for the score…At New Orleans (10/16): Established a career high with 11 tackles…Vs. Atlanta (12/24): Equaled career high with 11 tackles.

2015
Selected in the first round (25th overall) of the NFL Draft by Carolina…Played in 14 games with 10 starts at strongside linebacker and was inactive for two games…Posted 61 tackles, one sack, two quarterback pressures and four passes defensed… Contributed to unit that ranked sixth in the NFL in total defense and scoring defense…Notched five special teams tackles…Inactive with a knee injury versus Philadelphia (10/25) and versus Indianapolis (11/2)…POSTSEASON: Started at strongside linebacker in NFC Divisional Playoff versus Seattle (1/17), NFC Championship versus Arizona (1/24) and Super Bowl 50 versus Denver (2/7)…Recorded nine tackles…Vs. New Orleans (9/27): Collected a career-high eight tackles…Notched his first career sack, taking down Saints quarterback Luke McCown…At Seattle (10/18): Suffered a sprained knee…Injury caused him to be inactive for the next two games…Vs. Tampa Bay (1/3): Matched career high with eight tackles.

COLLEGE
Three-year starter and three-time All-Pac 12 honoree at Washington...Entered NFL following junior season...Played in 40 games with 38 starts...Lined up at inside and outside linebacker, safety and running back as a junior, linebacker as a sophomore and defensive back as a freshman...Produced 233 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, five interceptions and 16 passes defensed...2014 (Jr.): Earned the Paul Hornung Award, given to the nation's most versatile player...First-team All-Pac 12 selection at both linebacker and all-purpose/special teams...Played in 14 games with 13 starts...Made 10 starts at linebacker and three at running back...Scored six touchdowns – four on defense and two on offense...Placed third on the Huskies with 81 tackles to go along with 2.5 tackles for loss, one sack, one interception and five passes defensed...Recovered four fumbles and tied for the team lead with three forced fumbles...Ranked third on the team with 456 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 61 attempts...Gathered a career-high 15 tackles versus Eastern Washington...Became the first player in school history to have two defensive touchdowns in the same game when he scored on a 36-yard interception return and 52-yard fumble return versus Illinois...Returned a fumble 100 yards for a touchdown at California, one of just four 100-yard plays in school history...Compiled two 100-yard rushing efforts, gaining 174 yards on 15 carries with one touchdown at Colorado and 100 yards on 16 attempts versus UCLA...2013 (So.): All-Pac 12 honorable mention...Played 13 games with 12 starts...Finished second on the team with 78 tackles...Recorded four tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks, one interception and five passes defensed...Returned an interception 80 yards for a touchdown at Oregon State...2012 (Fr.): All-Pac 12 honorable mention...Won the team's most outstanding freshman award...Started all 13 games at nickel back...Tied for the team lead with three interceptions in addition to notching six passes defensed...Posted 74 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, one fumble recovery and one blocked kick.

PERSONAL
Attended Grant Union HS in Sacramento, Calif....Majored in American ethics at Washington...Drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 18th round of the 2012 MLB Draft and played one season of rookie-level ball in the Gulf Coast League.