2007 SPRING -- Given the defensive Eddie Welch Attitude & Effort Award after spring ball.
2006 -- Started all 13 games ... Posted 44 tackles, including 4.5 for loss, and one sack ... Totaled six tackles, placing him second on the team, against Nebraska in the Cotton Bowl ... Also had a tackle for loss (-1) against the Cornhuskers ... Finished with four solo tackles against Georgia ... Posted two tackles against Arkansas State ... Tied for the team lead with six tackles against Ole Miss ... Posted one tackle for loss (-3) against the Rebels ... Posted three tackles against Florida ... Finished with four assisted tackles against Arkansas ... Tied for third on the team with six tackles, including two solo, against South Carolina ... Tied for second on the team with five tackles, including three solo, and was credited with a tackle for loss (-1) against LSU ... Finished with two tackles against Mississippi State ... Posted two tackles against Washington State, including 1.5 for loss ... Posted one sack (-7) against the Cougars, coming on the first play from scrimmage, which marked the first of Thompson's career ... Auburn Football Top 10 Academic Team.
2005 -- Played in 10 games ... Posted an assisted tackle against Arkansas, his first tackle of the season ... Returned to action against South Carolina after missing two games with an injury but did not register a tackle ... Did not play against Ball State and Western Kentucky due to an ankle injury ... Registered a pass breakup against Georgia Tech.
2005 SPRING -- Received the Eddie Welch Attitude and Effort Award for the defense from the coaching staff after spring drills.
2004 -- Part of the playing rotation at nose guard ... Totaled three tackles against Georgia ... Recovered a fumble against Louisiana Tech ... Recorded two tackles against Tennessee ... Totaled five tackles against The Citadel and four stops against LSU ... Finished with four tackles including two for loss (-5) against Mississippi State ... Named the Coaches' Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against Mississippi State.
2003 -- Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL -- High School Coach: Howard "Buzz" Busby ... Played nose guard, defensive end and linebacker as a senior ... Finished the season with 99 tackles, seven tackles for loss and four sacks ... Also played tight end and handled place-kicking duties, connecting on 28-of-31 extra points ... Totaled 100 tackles, 20 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks as a junior ... Two-time Georgia class 4A All-State selection ... Atlanta Journal Constitution Georgia Top 50 ... Led his team to a state championship as a junior ... PrepStar All-Region selection ... Statesboro Police Department Cops-n-Jocks "Role Model of the Year" ... Competed in power lifting and was the state weight lifting champion as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL -- Born March 15, 1985 ... Son of Georgette and Eric Thompson ... Full name is Joshua Eric Thompson ... One sister, Erica, 23 ... Majoring in exercise science ... Nickname is "Stump."
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