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Bill Thompson

William Allen Thompson (Billy)

Position: DB
Height: 6-1    Weight: 201 lbs.

Born: October 10, 1946 in Greenville, SC
High School: Sterling
College: Md-Eastern Shore
Drafted by the Denver Broncos in the 3rd round (61st overall) of the 1969 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 81 (334th overall since 1950)
3-time Pro Bowler & 1-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)

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Fine Details  · Last updated May 1, 2016 12:25PM
All-Time Rank: #258. Deron Cherry… #259. Frank Gatski… #260. Leslie O'Neal… #261. BILL THOMPSON… #262. Louis Wright… #263. London Fletcher… #264. Kent Hull… 

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty AV
1969 23 DEN PR/RCB 36 14 14 3 92 1 57 0 0 4 3 0 0 9
1970 24 DEN PR/RCB 36 9 9 2 65 0 33 0 0 1 1 0 0 5
1971 25 DEN PR/RCB 36 14 14 5 83 0 42 0 0 5 2 15 0 8
1972 26 DEN rcb 36 8 8 1 4 0 4 0 3
1973 27 DEN PR/SS 36 14 14 3 96 1 59 0 0 2 2 80 1 7
1974 28 DEN PR/SS 36 14 14 5 105 1 38 0 0 1 2 0 0 8
1975 29 DEN SS 36 14 14 2 97 0 49 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
1976 30 DEN SS 36 14 14 8
1977*+ 31 DEN SS 36 14 14 5 122 0 38 0 0 0 3 16 0 16
1978* 32 DEN SS 36 16 16 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 1 9
1979 33 DEN SS 36 16 16 4 57 0 28 0 0 0 2 28 1 8
1980 34 DEN SS 36 16 16 2 49 0 36 0 0 0 2 32 1 8
1981* 35 DEN SS 36 16 16 4 14 0 14 0 0 0 2 0 0 11
Career 179 179 40 784 3 59 0 0 14 21 175 4 106

Playoffs Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
1977*+ 31 DEN SS 3 3 0 1 0 0 0
1978* 32 DEN SS 1 1
1979 33 DEN SS 1 1 1 12 0 12 0
Career 5 5 1 18 0 12 0 0 1 0 0 0

Kick & Punt Returns

Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1969 23 DEN PR/RCB 36 14 14 25 288 0 40 11.5 18 513 0 63 28.5 801
1970 24 DEN PR/RCB 36 9 9 23 233 0 45 10.1 9 188 0 29 20.9 421
1971 25 DEN PR/RCB 36 14 14 29 274 0 28 9.4 5 105 0 30 21.0 394
1972 26 DEN rcb 36 8 8 4 82 0 59 20.5 82
1973 27 DEN PR/SS 36 14 14 30 366 0 53 12.2 1 25 0 25 25.0 471
1974 28 DEN PR/SS 36 14 14 26 350 0 60 13.5 13 325 0 37 25.0 675
1975 29 DEN SS 36 14 14 13 158 0 24 12.2 158
1976 30 DEN SS 36 14 14 6 60 0 20 10.0 60
1978* 32 DEN SS 36 16 16 1 3 0 3 3.0 7
Career 179 179 157 1814 0 60 11.6 46 1156 0 63 25.1 3145

Playoffs Kick & Punt Returns

Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1977*+ 31 DEN SS 1 1 2 5 0 3 2.5 5
Career 5 5 2 5 0 3 2.5 5

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
1969 23 DEN PR/RCB 36 14 14 1 1 6
1973 27 DEN PR/SS 36 14 14 1 1 2 12
1974 28 DEN PR/SS 36 14 14 1 1 6
1978* 32 DEN SS 36 16 16 1 1 6
1979 33 DEN SS 36 16 16 1 1 6
1980 34 DEN SS 36 16 16 1 1 6
Career 179 179 4 3 7 42

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8 Johnnie Gray, Reggie Nelson, Bruce Taylor, John Harris, Irv Cross, Chris Gamble, Curtis Johnson, Charles Tillman, Greg Jackson, Tim Fox
9 Dave Elmendorf, Rosey Taylor, Dave Waymer, Randy Logan, Steve Foley, Karl Kassulke, Gill Byrd, Thom Darden, John Harris, Wes Hopkins
10 Charles Tillman, Dave Elmendorf, Rosey Taylor, James Hasty, Thom Darden, Dave Waymer, Randy Logan, Lawyer Milloy, Dewayne Washington, Steve Foley
11 Rosey Taylor, James Hasty, Dewayne Washington, Charles Tillman, Randy Logan, Lawyer Milloy, Dave Waymer, Steve Foley, Mark Carrier, Ken Riley
12 Rosey Taylor, Ken Riley, Lawyer Milloy, Dave Waymer, Dewayne Washington, Mark Carrier, Tim McDonald, Randy Logan, Adrian Wilson, Steve Atwater
13 Ken Riley, Eugene Robinson, James Hasty, Dennis Smith, Larry Wilson*, Dave Waymer, Rosey Taylor, Tim McDonald, Lawyer Milloy, Ty Law
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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

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All-Pro Teams