Player Bio

Deonte Thompson
WR #14
Height:
6-0
Weight:
204
Age:
28
College:
Florida
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2016):

REC
22
YDS
249
AVG
11.3
TDS
2
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 39 477 12.2 45 2 0 0 -- 0 0 2 2
2016 CHI 16 6 22 249 11.3 24 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2015 CHI 7 0 2 81 40.5 45 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 BUF 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 BAL 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 BAL 7 0 10 96 9.6 33 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 BAL 6 0 5 51 10.2 25 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Appeared in 21 games over four season with the Baltimore Ravens (2012-13), Buffalo Bills (2014) and Chicago Bears (2015), grabbing 17 receptions for 228 yards (13.4 avg)... Added 36 kickoff returns for 999 yards (27.8 avg)... Ranked 2nd in the NFL in kickoff return average in 2015, averaging 29.2 yards per return (minimum 10 returns).

PRO CAREER: Appeared in 21 games over four season with the Baltimore Ravens (2012-13), Buffalo Bills (2014) and Chicago Bears (2015), grabbing 17 receptions for 228 yards (13.4 avg)... Added 36 kickoff returns for 999 yards (27.8 avg)... Ranked 2nd in the NFL in kickoff return average in 2015, averaging 29.2 yards per return (minimum 10 returns).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Singed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent (5/11/12)... Waived by Baltimore (9/20/14)... Signed by the Ravens (9/23/14)... Waived by Baltimore (9/24/14)... Signed to the Ravens practice squad (9/26/14)... Signed to the Buffalo Bills active roster (12/8/14)... Waived by Buffalo (9/11/15)... Signed to the Chicago Bears practice squad (9/22/15)... Re-signed with Chicago (3/24/16). SIGNED through 2016

2015 SEASON: Appeared in 7 contests (Games 10-16), returning 14 kickoffs for 409 yards (29.2 avg) for the Bears... Added 2 receptions for 81 yards (40.5 avg) with catches of 36 and 45 yards (career-long)... Ranked 2nd in kickoff return average (mini- mum 10 returns). GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 7-0

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2014 - Saw action in 1 game without recording any stats for the Buffalo Bills. 2013 – Appeared in 7 games for the Baltimore Ravens, notching career highs in receptions (10) and receiving yards (96). 2012 – Recorded 5 catches for 51 yards (10.2 avg) in 6 contests for the Ravens.

COLLEGE: Started 34-of-51 games for the Florida Gators, recording 101 catches for 1,446 yards (14.3 avg) and 9 TDs... Partici- pated on the track and field team in the spring of 2008... As a senior, appeared in all 13 games, starting 10 times... Finished tied for third on the team with 21 catches for 264 yards and 1 touchdown.

PERSONAL: Helped lead Glades Central (Belle Glade, FL) to the Class 3A state championship in 2006 with 30 receptions for 504 yards and 8 touchdowns... Also rushed for 82 yards and 2 touchdowns... Selected as a U.S. Army All-American... Rated the third- best wide receiver prospect by Scout.com... Named the South Florida Sun-Sentinel's High School Athlete of the Year... Class 3A all-state selection... Had 35 receptions for 767 yards, averaging 21.9 yards per catch, as a junior... Also had 12 kick returns for 515 yards and 2 touchdowns... Caught 21 passes for 375 yards and 6 touchdowns as a sophomore... Ran the 100 and 200 meters for the track & field team.

Recent Articles

  • Bears re-sign Thompson to 1-year deal

    Posted Mar 23, 2017

    The Bears on Thursday re-signed receiver/kick returner Deonte Thompson to a one-year contract. Thompson appeared in all 16 games with six starts for the Bears last season.

  • Focusing on Bears special teams units

    Posted Feb 17, 2017

    Kicker Connor Barth, who rebounded from a slow start to have a solid 2016 season, is one of a handful of Bears special-teams contributors who is due to become a free agent.

  • Thompson turning heads on offense

    Posted Aug 4, 2016

    Receiver Deonte Thompson made several catches in Thursday’s practice, highlighted by a long touchdown reception from quarterback Brian Hoyer down the right sideline.

  • Bears bring back Deonte Thompson

    Posted Mar 24, 2016

    The Bears on Thursday retained one of their own free agents, agreeing to a one-year contract with receiver/kick returner Deonte Thompson.

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