The Golden Eagles appeared in their first bowl Game since 2011 at the Heart of Dallas Bowl.
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Heart of Dallas Bowl: Had three catches for 36 yards against Washington (12/26).
2015 (Redshirt Junior): Started all 14 games. Finished third on team with 55 catches for 779 yards… Hauled in six touchdowns… Caught at least one pass in every game, including a season-long catch of 50 yards... Two, 100-yard-or-better games, including career-high, 141 yards and a touchdown on six catches against Texas-San Antonio (10/17)… Pulled down career-high 10 catches for 112 yards and two touchdowns against Texas-El Paso (10/31).
2014 (Redshirt Sophomore): Played in all 12 games on the season, making a pair of starts ... Made first collegiate start in the season opener at Mississippi State ... Caught 22 passes for 231 total yards ... Had a season-high 54 yards against UAB, while adding 42 yards at No. 3 Alabama ... Had a season-high three receptions against Alcorn State, Middle Tennessee, UTSA and UAB ... Had a season-long 36-yard reception at Bama, while adding a 35-yard grab versus UAB.
2013 (Sophomore): Did not compete during the season, taking a redshirt.
2012 (Freshman): Saw action in nine games ... Caught seven passes for 108 yards and had a season-long of 54 yards in the Rice game.
High School: Three star prospect by Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN ... Rated as the No. 21 prospect in the state of Mississippi by Rivals.com and No. 14 by ESPN ... Rated as the No. 98 wide receiver nationally by ESPN and No. 140 by ESPN ... Top 40 Most Wanted player in the state of Mississippi by the Clarion-Ledger ... Played for coach John Perry at Pearl High School ... Named First Team All-State, All-District, All-Area, All-Region and All-Metro as a senior ... Had 59 receptions for 773 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior ... Returned 16 punts for 264 yards with a long of 68 ... Added seven kickoff returns for 169 yards, while also tallying one interception ... Participated in the Mississippi-Alabama All Star Game ... Also played basketball, earning All-District accolades ... Averaged 16 points with six rebounds per game as a senior.
Personal: Full name is David Russell Thompson Jr. ... Son of Cherese and Russell Evans ... Has three sisters, Chrissy, Erin and Kyce, and a brother, Jalen ... Born on Oct. 14, 1993 in Jackson, Miss. ... Majoring in communications.
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