Anthony
Thompson
#23 Defensive Back
Anthony
Thompson
#23 Defensive Back
Height 6'0
Weight 205 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1990-03-23 (27)
Born Montreal, QC
School Southern Illinois
INT / NAT NAT
Defensive Tackles 8
Special Teams Tackles 6
Interceptions 0
Sacks 0

Born: March 23, 1990 – Montreal, Quebec
2017:   Years as a Lion: 2nd   Years in CFL: 2nd   Status: National
Career Games: 18  Playoffs: 2   Grey Cup: 0


Acquired
:
Anthony was the Lions’ second-round selection (12th overall) in the 2016 CFL Draft.

 

Highlights:BC Lions' Anthony Thompson returns a fumble against the Hamilton Tiger Cats in during CFL football action at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton on Friday July 1, 2016.THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Geoff Robins
2016: An effective and productive debut season for the rookie defensive back as the Montreal native not only made the roster coming out of training camp, but also appeared in all 18 regular season games and two post-season tilts. Recording eight defensive stops along with six special teams tackles, Anthony proved to be a reliable and skilled back-up when injuries struck the team’s secondary during the season. He also tallied a pair of fumble recoveries as well as a pass knockdown and forced fumble during his first pro campaign.


College
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2012-2015: Anthony spent four productive seasons with the Southern Illinois Salukis appearing in 46 games, starting in 13 of them and recording 68 solo tackles, three interceptions and 12 pass breakups.

 

Personal:
Anthony studied Psychology while at Southern Illinois. He started playing football when he was just eight years old and says that his mother is easily his biggest fan. His most memorable football moment was a 100 yard pick-six against Youngstown State in 2012. When Anthony’s playing days come to an end, he want to either become a coach, or study sports psychology. His favourite musician is Drake, and when he’s not on the field, you can find Anthony hanging out with friends or in the weight room.

Seasons

Defence

YEAR TEAM GP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
2016
BC 18 8 6 0 0 0 1
Total
18 8 6 0 0 0 1

Game Log

Defence

DATE WEEK OPP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
06-11
-2 SSK 0 1 0 1 0 0
06-17
-1 CGY 0 2 0 0 0 0
06-25
1 CGY 0 1 0 0 0 0
07-01
2 HAM 1 0 0 0 0 0
07-07
3 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0
07-16
4 SSK 0 0 0 0 0 0
07-29
6 CGY 0 1 0 0 0 0
08-04
7 MTL 2 0 0 0 0 0
08-13
8 HAM 2 0 0 0 0 0
08-19
9 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 1
08-25
10 OTT 0 1 0 0 0 0
08-31
11 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0
09-09
12 MTL 0 0 0 0 0 0
09-23
14 EDM 1 0 0 0 0 0
10-01
15 OTT 1 1 0 0 0 0
10-08
16 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0
10-14
17 WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0
10-22
18 EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0
10-29
19 SSK 0 1 0 0 0 0
11-05
20 SSK 1 1 0 0 0 0
11-13
21 WPG 0 1 0 0 0 0
11-20
22 CGY 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total
9 10 0 1 0 1