Cedric Thompson Featured In Star Tribune
Cedric Thompson, who will wear No. 2 this upcoming year, was featured in the Star Tribune on Sunday.

July 7, 2013

Junior safety Cedric Thompson was featured in the Star Tribune on Sunday, July 7. The article was written by Gopher beat writer Joe Christensen and detailed Thompson's life journey from Compton, Calif., to Bombay Beach, Calif., to Minneapolis to play for the Gophers.

Below are the first two paragraphs of the uplifting and well-researched story. Click on the link at the end of this article to read the entire story on the Star Tribune's website.

BOMBAY BEACH, CALIF. — Every morning, Cedric Thompson rose before the sun to catch a 6:15 bus to the nearest high school. He’d slump into his vinyl seat, using headphones to tune out the noise, as the bus rattled along Hwy. 111. And every evening, after a full day of classes and two hours of practice in 100-degree weather, he melted back into his seat for the two-hour ride home.

He hated those long rides when he first moved to Bombay Beach at age 15. But he knew he was safer than he had been among all the gang violence in South Central Los Angeles. And during those 13-hour days, he knew he wasn’t missing much at home — just his dad and the one-bedroom house they shared a half-block from the deserted beach.

Read the entire article here.


 

 

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