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 Bobby Thompson

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Birth
Minden, Webster Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death
11 Mar 2014 (aged 74)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial
Whittier, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot
Garden of Serenity, Burial Section 13, Burial Lot 2564, Grave/Niche 1, Entrance Gate 1
Memorial ID
198067301 View Source

Professional Football Player. For ten seasons (1962 to 1971) he played at the position of defensive back in the Canadian Football League and the National Football League with the Montreal Alouettes, Detroit Lions, and the New Orleans Saints. Born Robert Lee Thompson in Minden, Louisiana, he attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, where he played collegiate football for the Arizona Wildcats football team. After graduating from university, he was signed by the Canadian Football League's Montreal Alouettes and played with them for two seasons (1962 to 1963). He then played with the National Football League's Detroit Lions for five seasons (1964 to 1968), before joining the National Football League's New Orleans Saints in 1969. He then returned to the Canadian Football League's Montreal Alouettes and played two more seasons for them (1970 to 1971). With the Montreal Alouettes, he was a member of the 58th Grey Cup Championship team in 1970. During this time he was coached by the legendary Sam "The Rifle" Etcheverry and his teammates included such greats as Barry Randall, Justin Canale, Garry Lefebvre, Steve Wormith, Terry Evanshen, Moses Denson, Pierre Desjardins, Wally Highsmith, Tony Passander, Mark Kosmos, and the late Gene Ceppetelli. His National Football League career consisted of 72 games played, 39 games started, 10 passes intercepted on defense, 102 yards interceptions returned, and 26 longest interceptions returned. After retiring as a player he lived and worked in the Los Angeles, California, area where he passed away at the age of 74.

Professional Football Player. For ten seasons (1962 to 1971) he played at the position of defensive back in the Canadian Football League and the National Football League with the Montreal Alouettes, Detroit Lions, and the New Orleans Saints. Born Robert Lee Thompson in Minden, Louisiana, he attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, where he played collegiate football for the Arizona Wildcats football team. After graduating from university, he was signed by the Canadian Football League's Montreal Alouettes and played with them for two seasons (1962 to 1963). He then played with the National Football League's Detroit Lions for five seasons (1964 to 1968), before joining the National Football League's New Orleans Saints in 1969. He then returned to the Canadian Football League's Montreal Alouettes and played two more seasons for them (1970 to 1971). With the Montreal Alouettes, he was a member of the 58th Grey Cup Championship team in 1970. During this time he was coached by the legendary Sam "The Rifle" Etcheverry and his teammates included such greats as Barry Randall, Justin Canale, Garry Lefebvre, Steve Wormith, Terry Evanshen, Moses Denson, Pierre Desjardins, Wally Highsmith, Tony Passander, Mark Kosmos, and the late Gene Ceppetelli. His National Football League career consisted of 72 games played, 39 games started, 10 passes intercepted on defense, 102 yards interceptions returned, and 26 longest interceptions returned. After retiring as a player he lived and worked in the Los Angeles, California, area where he passed away at the age of 74.

Bio by: Kris 'Peterborough K' Peterson

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