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Tom Compton, OT

School: South Dakota  |  Conference: GWEST
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Rosemount, MN
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 314 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
139144-5
Selected 6th Rnd
Washington Redskins
193rd Pick Overall
2011 Season
Compton, a native of Rosemount, Minn., completed a stellar career for the Coyotes as he earned first team All-America honors this season starting all 11 games for the Coyotes on the offensive line. Compton earned first team all-conference honors and was named Offensive Lineman of the Year by the Great West Conference Media. He was a PhilSteele.com fourth team All-America selection in 2010. He also was named to the Great West Conference All-Time Team as 2011 was the last year for football in the Great West Conference. The Coyotes are moving to the Missouri Valley Football Conference in 2012. Compton anchored an offensive line that helped lead the Coyotes to 6-5 record in 2011, including a thrilling 30-17 win over then-No. 1 and defending national champion Eastern Washington in the DakotaDome Sept. 10. The offensive line paved the way for the Great West's second-ranked rushing offense (158.2) and the league's third passing offense (177.6).
2010 Season
PhilSteele.com fourth-team All-American...All-Great West Conference first-team selection...started all 11 games at left tackle for USD's offensive line...received USD's Most Valuable Lineman Award...named USD's Offensive Player of the Week once during the season...helped the Coyotes average 150.9 rushing yards, 207.1 passing yards and 23.4 points per game...named to the Great West Media All-Conference first team.
2009 Season
All-Great West Conference honorable mention...started all 10 games at right tackle for the Coyotes...an integral part of a USD offense that averaged 460 yards per game (4th in the nation), 202 rushing yards per game (11th in the nation) and 258 passing yards per game (16th in the nation)...was part of an offensive line that allowed just 10 sacks (10th in the nation).
2008 Season
Started all 11 games at right tackle...was starter on offensive line that helped the Coyotes rank in the top 10 nationally in scoring offense, total offense and rushing offense...part of offensive line that allowed just 14 sacks in 11 games.
High School
Two-year starter on the offensive line at Rosemount High School for Coach Jeff Erdmann...led team to section championship and state semifinals...helped pave way for a 1,000-yard rusher...Honor Roll student.
Personal
Son of John and Karen Compton?born on May 10, 1989.
 
 
Latest News
04/29/2012 - A closer look at the Redskins' picks: Round 6/193 -- Tom Compton, OT 6-5, 314, South Dakota...With left tackle Trent Williams a failed drug test from a year-long suspension and right tackle Jammal Brown having struggled with an ailing hip, the Redskins drafted Compton, who started two seasons at right tackle and two at left tackle in college. - The Sports Xchange

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