2017 NFL Draft

Deonte Thompson,

School:  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Belle Glade, FL
Height/Weight: / lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
Career Notes
Redshirt senior wide receiver who has appeared in 39 games with 24 career starts, including 12 starts (all except Appalachian State) in 2010...Has 80 receptions for 1,182 yards (14.8 avg.) and eight touchdowns in his three seasons of play for the Gators...Participated with the men's track and field team in the spring of 2008.
2010 Season
Appeared in all 13 games, starting all but the Appalachian State game...Led Florida with 38 catches for 570 yards (15.0 avg.) and scored once...27 of his 38 receptions were for a first down, a 73.7% reception average...Had two receptions for 22 yards against Penn State in the Outback Bowl, including a 16-yard reception that set the Gators up for a Chas Henry field goal in the third quarter...Recorded his first career 100-yard receiving performance against Appalachian State, including a 44-yard reception and four grabs for first down. Tied career best with six receptions and had exactly 100 yards...Had one reception for 20 yards against South Carolina...Recorded his only touchdown of the season with a 31-yard grab from Jordan Reed at the beginning of the second quarter against Vanderbilt, while also contributing another snatch for eight yards later in the game...Recorded two receptions for 36 yards, both for first down, including a clutch 21-yard snag on 3rd-and-19 to set the Gators up on the UGA2 for Jeff Demps' two-yard touchdown rush, giving the Gators a 14-7 lead...With his 36 yards against Georgia, became the 27th receiver in school history to amass 1,000 career receiving yards...Had two catches for 25 yards against Mississippi State, including one for a first down...Had two receptions for 20 yards against LSU...Had three receptions for a game-high 60 yards against Alabama, including a 24-yard catch in the first quarter...Had five receptions for 86 yards against Kentucky...Caught a team-high four passes and led UF with 55 yards against Tennessee...Three of his four receptions against Tennessee were for first downs...Had a career game versus USF with six receptions for 83 yards, all for first downs...Caught three passes, all for first downs, for 24 yards in Florida's season opener versus Miami University.
2009 Season
Started in all 12 games that he appeared in, after being forced to miss games versus Tennessee and Kentucky due to injured left hamstring...Finished the season ranked third on the team with 343 receiving yards in 2009, with four of his 24 catches accounting for touchdowns...Matched his career high with five receptions for 63 yards, including one seven-yard touchdown reception in the corner of the endzone, in the Gators' Sugar Bowl win over Cincinnati...Tallied 22 yards on two receptions in the SEC Championship game versus Alabama...Had two catches for 13 yards in the regular season finale versus Florida State...Led the team and set a career mark in receptions (five) and receiving yards (66) against FIU. Grabbed a 16-yard pass from Tim Tebow as the Gators defeated Vanderbilt, 27-3, in Gainesville...Matched a career high with three catches for 17 yards against Georgia...Collected one catch versus Arkansas, a career-long 77-yard touchdown grab to give the Gators a 13-10 lead in the third quarter...His first two receptions of the 2009 season were for touchdowns, the first off a six-yard pass from Tebow in the first quarter and the second off a 33-yard toss from Tebow in the second against Troy...Returned to the lineup at LSU after suffering a hamstring injury and had two receptions for 11 yards...Made his first-career start in the Gators' win over Charleston Southern.
2008 Season
Appeared in every game for the Gators...Also appeared on special teams as a member of the punt block unit and hands' team...Ranked fourth on the squad with 269 receiving yards...Collected 18 receptions, averaging 14.9 yards per catch...Scored his first-career touchdown on a seven-yard pass from John Brantley in the win over Georgia...Also added receiving touchdowns against South Carolina and The Citadel...Had a career-high three receptions against Georgia, South Carolina and The Citadel...Had a career night against South Carolina, amassing 66 receiving yards, including a 46-yard touchdown reception which was the longest catch of the night...Recovered a fumble on a blocked punt versus Kentucky.
High School
An explosive wide receiver who helped lead Glades Central to the Class 3A state championship in 2006 with 30 receptions for 504 yards and eight touchdowns...Rushed for 82 yards and two touchdowns, including a 22-yard run, in the state title game...Sat out five games during his senior season due to a foot injury...Was selected as a U.S. Army All-American...Rated the third-best wide receiver prospect by Scout.com...Named the South Florida Sun- Sentinel's High School Athlete of the Year...Was a Class 3A allstate selection...Had 35 receptions for 767 yards, averaging 21.9 yards per catch, as a junior...Also had 12 kick returns for 515 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 42.9 yards per return...Caught 21 passes for 375 yards and six touchdowns as a sophomore...Runs the 100 and 200 meters for the track & field team... Chose Florida over Miami (Fla.), Ohio State and Southern Cal...High school coach was Willie Snead...Parents are Loyd Thompson and Verlene Roberts.
Parents are Loyd Thompson and Verlene Roberts.

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