Bennie Thompson (gridiron football)

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Bennie Thompson
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Position: Safety / Special teamer
Personal information
Born: (1963-02-10) February 10, 1963 (age 55)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
College: Grambling
Undrafted: 1986
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Bennie Thompson (born February 10, 1963) is a former American football safety who played in the National Football League (NFL) and Canadian Football League (CFL). He went to the Pro Bowl after the 1991 and 1998 seasons as a special teams player. Thompson played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL and the New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs, Cleveland Browns, and the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL. Thompson is best known for his special teams contributions.

College career[edit]

He played at Grambling.

Professional career[edit]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

He signed with the team after his three-year stint in the Canadian Football League. In 1991, he was selected to the Pro Bowl as a special teamer.

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

He spent two seasons in Kansas city. In 1992, Thompson recorded a career high 4 interceptions.

Cleveland Browns[edit]

He played in Cleveland and only for two seasons but was coached by Bill Belichick. He tied for the team lead in ST tackles with 21 in 1994.[1]

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

He played in Baltimore in four seasons. In 1998, he was selected to the Pro Bowl as a special teamer. It was his second career Pro Bowl selection.[2]

In 1999, he led the team with 24 ST tackles.[3]