February 3, 2010

Get to know Fred Thompson

SIGNING DAY 2010...the new class
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Just because the Valley Football Center fax machine and phones are busy doesn't mean that BeaverBlitz subscribers don't have the inside track on how Letter of Intent Signing Day is going in Corvallis. As the Oregon State coaches watch the pledges roll in, BeaverBlitz will be introducing you, the Blitz community to the new class of Beavers. Get a head start on getting to know them today, so you can be ready to cheer them on throughout their Oregon State careers.
Name: Fredrick Ricky Alex Thompson
Birthdate: 12.11.91
Position: Defensive Tackle
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 290
Hometown: Oakland, CA
High School: Oakland Tech High School
Recruiting Coordinator: Keith Heyward
Getting to Know THOMPSON

What is your most memorable moment on the football field so far? My most memorable moment on the football field was a interception I returned for a touchdown. That's a big deal for a defensive linemen.

Who is your hero or role model in life and/or on the football field? I have many role models in my life, but the three people who have always been in my corner are my Mom, Grandma, and my Godfather

What schools were recruiting you the hardest besides Oregon State? I had a bunch of offers, but the schools that were still on me most were UCLA and ASU

Who is the one person in your life that has helped you the most when it comes to your development as a football player? The people who helped me most develop on the field are mainly Coach D (my Head Coach) and Coach Van (my line Coach)

What is your favorite movie? Krush Grove or 300

What kind of music do you like and who is your favorite artist or group? I like all types of music Rap, Hip Hop, and R&B, but my favorite artist is either Gucci Mane, or Drake

What is your favorite food? My favorite food is pasta. Any kind of pasta...I'm not picky!

Favorite TV show is: My favorite show is hands down The Family Guy

What do you like to do outside of football? Outside of football I like to just hang out with friends, listen to music, and skate.

Did you make any all conference or all state teams? Yes, I made the Cream of the Crop, and I also was named All-East Bay and played in the conference All-Star game.

What do you plan to major in when you get to college? I plan on majoring in sports medicine or communications because I like to talk and interact with people.

What are your goals for after you graduate from Oregon State? My goals once I graduate from OSU would be to settle down, find a great job doing something I love, and start a family.

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