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Deron Thompson - Football - Kansas Jayhawks

Deron Thompson

Position Running Back
Height 5'9''
Weight 193 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Wichita, Kan.
High School Northwest HS

Career Honors: 2016: Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (fall); KU’s Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week (Oklahoma State).

2018 (Sr.): Nicholls: Saw action on special teams in the season-opener … at Central Michigan: Saw action at running back … Ran for 32 yards on four carries …Rutgers: Ran the ball three times for a career-best 70 yards … Scored his first touchdown as a Jayhawk on a career-long 55-yard run.
2017 (RJr.): Played in 10 games, picking up a start at running back against Central Michigan … Also saw action on special teams … Had 86 yards on 28 carries … Caught four passes for 19 yards … SEMO: Rushed for 15 yards on two carries … Added three yards on one reception … Central Michigan: Started at running back … Turned in 48 yards on the ground on 10 carries … Had one catch for four yards … at Ohio: Carried one time for a loss of six yards … Texas Tech: Posted two rushes for two yards … Added one reception for four yards … at Iowa State: Had one catch for one yard … at TCU: Carried the ball five times for 10 yards … K-State: Hauled in one reception for 19 yards … Oklahoma State: Gained 17 yards on the ground on seven rushes.
2016 (Jr.): Sat out the season due to NCAA transfer rules.
2015 (So. at Colorado State): Appeared in two games at running back recording seven carries for 49 yards, including a long of 19 yards.
2014 (Fr. at Colorado State): Appeared in six games at running back and on special teams … Registered 23 carries for 86 yards (3.7 ypg) with a long of 23 yards … Rushed for a career-high 68 yards on 11 carries against Hawaii.
High School: Ranked as a three-star recruit by CBS/247Sports, ESPN, Fox Sports and Rivals.com … Rivals.com ranked him the No. 9 player in Kansas, and the No. 14 all-purpose back in 2012 … Earned four varsity football letters and four track & field letters for the Grizzlies … Two-time captain of the Grizzlies football team (2012 and 2013) … First-team All-Metro selection in 2012 and 2013 … As a senior rushed for 988 yards and 17 touchdowns, on his way to earning Mel Hamilton Ford Football Player of the Year … As a junior ran the ball 190 times for 1,482 yards (7.8 avg.) and scored 15 touchdowns … In 2012 had three games with at least 220 rushing yards … Finished his career with 3,620 rushing yards and 46 total touchdowns … Excelled on the track, setting the school record in the 100 (10.40), 200 (21.78), 400-meter relay (42.33), 1600-meter relay (3.21.77) and was named the Most Outstanding Sprinter at Wichita Northwest HS … Won two state championships (100- and 200-meters) as a senior … Earned CBS KWCH Catchy Award as 6A 2013-14 Best Track & Field Athlete of the Year … Played for head coach Steve Martin at Wichita Northwest HS.
Personal: Son of John Thompson and Loretta and Kevin Williams … Majoring in communication studies with a minor in sociology.