Cedric Thompson
Cedric Thompson


Calipatria, Calif.

High School:
Calipatria HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 208


4 Letters

Business and Marketing Education


Gophers Release Depth Chart, Injury Report

Minnesota hosts UNLV at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29


Thirty-One Gophers Named Academic All-Big Ten

Minnesota ranks second in the conference, increases total from 2011 to 2012 by 13


Gophers Place 70 on Fall Academic All-Big Ten List

Minnesota improves fall Academic All-Big Ten total by 11


Gophers Move To 4-0 With 17-10 Win

Kirkwood rushes for 99 yards, two touchdowns in win


Minnesota-Syracuse Notes

Minnesota-Syracuse Notes


Minnesota Rallies Past Purdue

The Golden Gophers rallied from an 11-point deficit to beat Purdue.


Gophers Fall in Texas Bowl

The Gopher football team fell in the Texas Bowl, 21-17, against Syracuse.


Football vs Northwestern 10.11.14

Football vs Northwestern 10.11.14


Gopher Football vs. Michigan, Nov. 3

Photos from Gopher Football vs. the Michigan Wolverines on Nov. 3, 2012 at TCF Bank Stadium.


Gophers vs. Purdue, Oct. 27, 2012

Photos from the Gopher Football game vs. Purdue at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis (10/27/12)


Gophers at Wisconsin, Oct. 20, 2012

Photos from the Gopher football game at Wisconsin, Oct. 20, 2012


Gophers vs. Western Michigan

Game photos from Minnesota's game against Western Michigan at TCF Bank Stadium on Sept. 15, 2012.

Photo Gallery

2014 • SENIOR SEASON: Started all 13 games at safety • second on the team with 83 tackles • made 3.5 tackles-for-loss • intercepted two pases, forced two fumbles and broke up two passes • Minnesota's Big Ten sportsmanship honoree • Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Broke up one pass and made two tackles against Eastern Illinois • notched three tackles against Middle Tennessee and four tackles at TCU • tallied six tackles against San Jose State • made four tackles at Michigan and nine against Northwestern • intercepted two passes to start and end the game against Purdue: returned a pick 27 yards on the Boilermakers' first offensive play, and picked off another on their last offensive play • also made six tackles against Purdue and was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 20) • notched eight tackles at Illinois • recorded a team-high nine tackles (five solo) and forced a fumble against Iowa • led the Gophers with 10 tackles (six solo), including one for a loss, against Ohio State • made four tackles and forced a fumble at Nebraska • recorded a season-high 12 tackles (nine solo) at Wisconsin, including 2.0 for a loss • made six tackles (.5 tackle-for-loss) and broke up one pass against Missouri.

2013 • JUNIOR SEASON: Played in all 13 games and started 11 at safety • led team in tackles with 79 and tied for team lead in solo tackles with 52 • notched two tackles-for-loss and made one interception • forced one fumble and recovered two fumbles • received the school's Richard "Pinky" McNamara Student-Athlete Achievement Award (given to an individual who has inspired all by making an extraordinary effort to succeed despite difficult circumstances, persevering during a time of tremendous adversity and/or overcoming a great challenge) and was one of five NCAA student-athletes to receive the Wilma Rudolph Student Athlete Achievement Award (honors student athletes who have overcome great personal, academic, and/or emotional odds to achieve academic success while participating in intercollegiate athletics). Game-by-Game: Made six tackles against UNLV • recorded five tackles at New Mexico State • missed the Western Illinois game with an injury • made three tackles and recorded an interception against San Jose State • tied for the team lead in solo tackles (6) and tackles (10) against Iowa • recorded seven tackles at Michigan and two tackles at Northwestern • led team with six tackles against Nebraska and also recovered one fumble • paced team with nine tackles at Indiana and also had a tackle-for-loss • made three tackles against Penn State and had nine tackles and forced one fumble against Wisconsin • totaled five tackles at Michigan State • led team with 14 tackles and also recovered one tackle against Syracuse.

2012 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in all 13 games and started eight at safety • made 43 tackles and recorded two interceptions • named Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Made his Minnesota debut at UNLV and had two tackles and a pass breakup • made four tackles against New Hampshire and two tackles against Western Michigan • recorded his first career interception against Syracuse and also made two tackles • interception against Syracuse came on the first play of the game • totaled five tackles at Iowa • recorded two tackles vs. Northwestern • made two tackles and had one pass breakup at Wisconsin • made five tackles vs. Purdue • had five tackles and recorded his second career interception vs. Michigan • contributed on three tackles at Illinois • saw action at Nebraska • made four tackles vs. Michigan State • recorded seven tackles vs. Texas Tech.

2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Appeared in seven games • recorded 16 tackles (10 solo). Game-by-Game: Played his first career game at Purdue and recorded six tackles • tallied five tackles vs. Nebraska • notched two tackles in 22-21 victory against Iowa • appeared at Michigan State • had two assisted tackles versus Wisconsin and played at Northwestern • recorded a solo tackle in 27-7 win against Illinois.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduate of Calipatria High School • rushed for 1,808 yards and 27 touchdowns on just 157 carries during his senior season • earned first-team All-Pacific League honors on offense following his senior campaign • also recorded 41 tackles, with 34 solo stops, three sacks and four interceptions from his defensive back position in 2010 • rushed for 1,446 yards with 14 scores as a junior, while also making 45 tackles and two interceptions • coached by David Shaw.

PERSONAL: Born Feb. 10, 1993 • son of Cedric Thompson and Flossie Bradford • brother, Tedric, is a sophomore defensive back at Colorado.


Watch Brick by Brick: "Border Battle"


Look back on the win against Illinois and towards the Border Battle with Wisconsin in the latest episode.

Murray To Play In Senior Bowl


Eric Murray has accepted an invitation to play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl. The game will take place on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016

Game 12: Wisconsin at Minnesota


Minnesota hosts Wisconsin at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28. The game can be watched on Big Ten Network and can be heard on KFAN.

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