Josh Thompson declares himself for NFL draft
AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Senior Defensive Back Josh thompson will forfeit his extra year of eligibility and compete in the 2022 NFL Draft, he said on Saturday.
Declaration of Josh thompson:
âFirst and foremost, I want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Without Him who guided me every step of my life, I would not have been where I am today. Second, my wonderful parents who sacrificed everything they had to do Of course, I followed my dreams of becoming a Texas Longhorn. And finally, every coach I have had that has made a positive impact in my life and m gave the tools I needed to fulfill my dream and become the best teammate and the best person I can be. To my teammates, I consider you all as my brothers. I only want the best for you and I want you to go and seek what is yours in the years to come. From the moment I entered campus, I have felt the love of everyone at the University of Texas. Although I still have one more year of eligibility, I sat down and chatted with my family and coaches about the best decision for me and my future. My stay here has been amazing, and I don’t regret for a second being at this amazing university. That being said, I have Dec. said for the 2022 NFL Draft. Hook them up. “
During his career with the Forty Acres, Thompson recorded 109 tackles (79 solo), 5.5 tackles for a loss, recovered one fumble, broken eight assists and intercepted two in 45 games (22 starts). He has recorded at least five tackles in six games, three of which were in 2021. This season, the Nacogdoches, Texas native has appeared and started nine games while serving one game as a team captain. Although he missed three games with injury, he set career highs for tackles (34) and solo tackles (23), while recovering the first fumble and intercepting the second pass from his career. Against Oklahoma State, Thompson set career one-game records with seven tackles and six solo tackles, while also breaking a pass. In Texas ’70-35 win over Texas Tech, he returned a 27-yard interception for a touchdown for the first scoring of his career and the Longhorns’ first intercept return for a touchdown since 2017. He enjoyed a outstanding season in 2020, starting all 10 games for the Longhorns and recording 28 tackles (19 solo) with career highs in tackles for loss (three) and broken assists (four).