| Jamel Thompson
6-0 · 180
Dallas, Texas (Skyline)
Missed his senior year after sustaining a knee injury during the 2000 spring game that required surgery ... saw action in 34 career games ... worked at flanker and split end during his career ... finished his career with 27 receptions for 472 yards and a TD.
Missed his senior year due to injury.
Played in all 14 games as a reserve wideout and on special teams, including the 2000 Cotton Bowl ... caught a pass in six contests, including the Cotton Bowl ... posted nine catches for 131 yards in those games ... recorded a season-best four catches for 33 yards in the Cotton Bowl ... had two receptions for a season-best 69 yards at Texas A&M, including a career-long 57-yarder from Chris Simms ... caught a pair of passes for 24 yards vs. Texas Tech ... also posted a pair of special teams tackles on the season as a gunner on the punt coverage team.
Played in nine games at wide receiver ... caught three balls for 60 yards ... snared a season-long 28-yard pass at No. 6 UCLA.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (1997)
Played in all 11 games and started three at wide receiver ... his 16 receptions and 288 receiving yards ranked third on the UT all-time freshman lists ... also had a TD ... tied a UT freshman record (along with Cavil) with seven receptions vs. Texas Tech ... also set a UT freshman mark with 143 receiving yards in that game ...he and Cavil became the first freshman duo in UT history to post 100 yards in the same game vs. Texas Tech ... had two catches for 48 yards at Rice ...had two receptions for 39 yards vs. Kansas ...caught his first TD pass (27 yards) on a halfback option from Ricky Williams at Baylor ... redshirted in 1996.
Coached by Leonard Johnson at Skyline High ... a four-time first-team all-district selection ... tabbed honorable mention all-state (track) and first-team all-district (basketball) as a sophomore.
Born 1/5/78 in Oklahoma City, Okla. ... also lived in Albuquerque, N.M. and Stillwater, Okla. ... full name is Jamel Rachee Thompson ... majored in psychology ... was a member of the Athletic Director's Honor Roll in the spring of 2000... two-time academic all-district selection.
Year G/GS Rec Yds YPR TD Long
2000 Did Not Play
1999 13/0 8 124 15.5 0 57/A&M
1998 9/0 3 60 20.0 0 28/UCLA
1997 11/3 16 288 18.0 1 49/TTech
Career 33/3 27 472 17.5 1 57/A&M
Receptions: 7 (for 143 yards) vs. Texas Tech (Fr.)
Receiving Yards: 143 (seven receptions) vs. Texas Tech (Fr.)