Navy will honor its 34 seniors in a pregame ceremony.
Navy (5-0) and Memphis (4-1) are a combined 9-1 this season.
Navy owns an 8-1 record in home openers under head coach Ken Niumatalolo
Senior outside linebacker from Memphis, Tenn.
Senior linebacker from Monument, Colo.
• At Navy: Enters the fall second on the depth chart at outside linebacker behind Justin Norton ... moving from safety to outside linebacker in the spring ... has seen most of his time on special teams ... good athlete that can cover wide receivers or rush the passer... has earned one varsity letter.
• 2016: Played in four games as a member of special teams, including the SMU game where he made his first collegiate tackle.
• 2015: Saw action in seven games, including each of the last five as a member of special teams ... made his collegiate debut in the Mids’ opener against Colgate.
• 2014: Did not see any varsity action.
• High School / Personal: A 2013 graduate of White Station High School, Thompson attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2013-14 academic year ... an Auto Zone Liberty Bowl All-Star his junior and senior years ... member of the 2009 football team that claimed the Tennessee 6A state crown with a 13-2 record ... father played basketball at Xavier ... uncle, Roman Bates, played football at Ohio State ... son of Jerry and Patrice Thompson ... majoring in economics.