Leonard Thompson American Football Wide receiver

Leonard Irwin Thompson (born July 28, 1952 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League who spent his entire NFL career with the Detroit Lions (1975–1986). Thompson was an eighth-round pick in the 1975 NFL Draft out of Oklahoma State. He spent his first five seasons as a backup at halfback and wideout for the Lions. On December 11, 1977, Thompson blocked a David Lee punt on the Baltimore Colts 21 yard line, returning it 2 yards for a touchdown with 14 seconds left in the game. The clutch play gave the Lions an improbable 13-10 victory. In 1980, Thompson earned a starting role as wide receiver opposite Freddie Scott. Thompson caught 19 passes for 511 yards and 3 touchdowns. He caught another 214 passes over the next six seasons, including 26 touchdowns. He would led the Lions in receiving in 1985 with 51 catches, for 736 yards and 5 scores. Thompson’s career ended when the Lions released him before the start of the 1987 season. He played all 12 seasons of his career with the Lions, scoring 39 total touchdowns.

Personal details

Date of birth
July 28th, 1952
United States of America
Places lived
Oklahoma City , Oklahoma
pop. 610,613 (2013)


1. Oklahoma State University–Stillwater Colleges/University

Oklahoma State University–Stillwater (also referred to informally as Oklahoma State, O-K-State, O-State and OSU) is a land-grant, sun-grant, coeducational public research university located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA. OSU was founded in 1890 under the Morrill Act. Originally known as Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College (Oklahoma A&M), it is the flagship institution of the Oklahoma State University System (though not the flagship institution of the state university system in Oklahoma). Official enrollment for the fall 2010 semester system-wide was 35,073, with 21,149 students enrolled at OSU-Stillwater. Unofficial enrollment shows the Freshman class of 2011 to be the largest on record, but the official number has yet to be released. OSU is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with high research activity.

Institution info

Type Public university
2012. 299 mil. $
2010. 218 mil. $
Institution colors
101 Whitehurst Hall, 74078 - Stillwater, Oklahoma
2012. 20,323
2010. 18,374
2009. 17,849
2012. 5,385
2010. 5,293
Acceptance rate
2012. 78.0 %
2010. 82.0 %
Local tuition
2012. 7.44 K $
2011. 7.11 K $
2010. 6.78 K $
2009. 6.2 K $
2008. 6.2 K $
Official web page www.okstate.edu
Wikipedia article
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People attended Oklahoma State University–Stillwater connected by profession and/or age

b. 1988., American Football Wide receiver
b. 1987., American Football Wide receiver
b. 1984., American Football Wide receiver
b. 1966., American Football Wide receiver
b. 1980., American Football Wide receiver
b. 1985., American Football Wide receiver
b. 1948., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1948., Politician


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