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#14 Brandon Thompkins
Position: WR
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
Hometown: West Palm Beach, Fla.
High School: Palm Beach Lake HS
Experience: 3 Letters
Brandon Thompkins bio
Courtesy: ArkansasState
Release: 07/18/2007

2008:  Thompkins led ASU in both receptions (32 tied Jahbari McLennan for team high) and receiving yards (511) . . . His 16.0 average yards per reception was the third highest average among all SBC receivers ranked among the top-10 SBC leaders receiving yards . . . He recorded multiple receptions in nine games, including a season-high six receptions for 98 yards and a touchdown against FAU . . . Became the 12th player in school history to record 1,000 career receiving yards and is tied for the 10th most receptions in school history for a career  . . . The Sun Belt Conference’s second all-time leader in career kickoff return yards posted 296 kick return yards for a 19.7 average . . . He tallied a season-high 147 kick return yards against FIU and was second on the team in all-purpose yards with 823 (74.8 ypg) . . . Phil Steele’s Preseason Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference.

2007:  Thompkins broke the ASU and Sun Belt Conference records for kickoff return yards in 2007, becoming the first player in the history of the league to record over 1,000 kickoff return yards with 1,062 to his credit . . . He averaged 21.7 yards per return and posted a career-best 43 yard return against Middle Tennessee . . . He was named the Sun Belt Conference Special Teams Player of the Week after breaking the single-game records at ASU and for the Sun Belt with 194 kickoff return yards against Tennessee . . . He ranked third in the Sun Belt and 45th in the nation for all-purpose yards with 137.8 yards per game . . . Thompkins also returned five punts for 93 yards with a long of 53 and averaged 18.6 yards per return . . . He posted career-best numbers for receptions and receiving yards with 41 catches for 503 yards and a game-winning touchdown against North Texas . . . Finished the season ranked second on the team in both receptions and receiving yards . . . Ranked seventh in the Sun Belt in receiving yards (41.9 ypg) and eighth in receptions (3.5 rpg) . . . Posted seven receptions for 103 yards, both career highs against North Texas . . . Phil Steele’s Preseason Fourth Team All-Sun Belt Conference as a kick returner.

2006:  Played in all 12 games as a true freshman in 2006, starting twice . . . Caught eight passes on the year, averaging just over 11 yards per catch . . . Season-long reception went for 33 yards against Louisiana-Monroe Oct. 7 . . . Rushed seven times for 47 yards . . . Notched a 16-yard rushing touchdown against Memphis Oct. 14 . . . Returned a team-high 25 kickoffs for 548 yards, averaging a team-high 21.9 yards per return . . . Recorded at least 130 kick-return yards in two games . . . Made one tackle on the season, Sept. 23 against SMU.

HIGH SCHOOL:  Honorable Mention All-Area by the Palm Beach Post as a senior . . . Played receiver, quarterback and corner in high school . . . SuperPrep.com ranked Thompkins the 26th best corner in the southern U.S.

PERSONAL:  Born Oct. 9, 1987 . . . Son of Horace and Lashon Thompkins.

Thompkin's Career Statistics

Yr.

Rec.

Yds.

Avg.

TD

LG

2008

32

511

16

2

63

2007

41

503

12.3

1

44

2006

8

89

11.1

0

33

Total

81

1103

13.6

3

63

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