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Brandyn Thompson Scouts His Alma Mater

Posted by Brian Tinsman on April 23, 2012 – 5:19 pm

A popular topic of conversation in the Redskins’ locker room, is the comparison of alma maters.  Some teams hail from rival schools (Trent Williams and Brian Orakpo), while others amuse themselves with bold predictions and what-if scenarios.

Each player has their own outspoken bias, but nobody knows a team as well as a former member.  So, just one year after he made the jump to the professional ranks, I asked Redskins cornerback Brandyn Thompson to review the draft-eligible Boise State Broncos.

He agreed, as long as I looked past the fact that those are “his guys.”

“I do have a biased opinion.  Those guys are not just my teammates, but actually the class that I came in with,” he explained.  “I didn’t get to redshirt my freshman year, so all those guys are the ones that I went through the program with.” Read more »

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Thompson Finishing Boise State Degree

Posted by Brian Tinsman on February 22, 2012 – 1:16 pm

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It’s been an academically productive offseason for Redskins rookies, as both linebacker Ryan Kerrigan and cornerback Brandyn Thompson have returned to finish their respective bachelors’ degrees.

Thompson shared the news with his followers on Twitter (@BThompson_BT), illustrating the hard work that got him to the NFL, with perhaps a touch of senioritis:

According to his Boise State player bio, Thompson is on track for a bachelor’s degree in communications.  A Facebook conversation with Thompson confirmed that he is back in the halls of Boise State–but only in the cyber sense–as he’s finishing up with online classes.

He’s spent most of his time since January living near his native Elk Grove, Calif., outside of Sacramento.

In addition to his work in the online classroom, he has been practicing his communication skills by keeping followers updated on Twitter. Read more »

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