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Kenneth Thompson - Football - Kansas Jayhawks

Kenneth Thompson

Position Cornerback
Height 5'11''
Weight 180 lbs.
Class Redshirt Senior
Hometown Grand Prairie, Texas
High School Nimitz HS

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As a junior (2005): Played in all 12 games primarily on special teams … Tallied six total tackles including five solo stops … The team[apos]s top kick returner with 11 attempts for a total of 246 yards, an average of 22.4 yards per return … His 33-yard return against Florida Atlantic in the season-opener on Sept. 3 represented KU[apos]s season-long … Had two tackles against Missouri which tied a career-high. As a sophomore (2004) Played in 10 games as a backup in the secondary … Also a valuable special teams player … Made one tackle against Colorado as a member of the kickoff coverage team. As a freshman (2003) Saw action in 12 of the team[apos]s games … Finished the season with eight tackles including three quarterback sacks … Also recorded one interception and two pass break ups. High School: Earned first-team all-state and all-area honors his senior season … Rushed for a career total of 4,127 yards … Had a single-game high of 276 yards against Duncanville … Credited with 135 career tackles and 12 interceptions as a defensive back … Selected most valuable player of the Metroplex … A three-year letterman in football … Coached by Mike Farda … Also a standout track athlete … A state qualifier in the triple jump and on the 400-meter relay team as a junior … Placed third overall in the state triple jump competition … Named to his school[apos]s honor roll. Personal: Cousin, Cortez Miles, played football at Purdue … An American studies major … Son of Barbara Miles and Selwyn Miles.