Countdown To Kickoff - Tramaine Thompson

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Let the Countdown to Kickoff begin with a profile of one member of the Kansas State Football team released everyday. Today we profile # 86 Tramaine Thompson as the countdown rolls on.....

Class: Senior

Hometown: Jenks, Okla.

High School: Jenks

Height / Weight: 5-8 / 167

Position: WR

Birthdate: 04/10/1990

Experience: 2L

A speedy wide receiver that has been a playmaker both on offense and on special teams... Increased his role as a wide receiver last season and should be in the mix to start.

2011: Played in 12 games with five starts... Caught 21 passes for 338 yards and one touchdown... Also shined in the return game as he recorded a 19.3-yard average on 18 kickoff returns and a 12.3-yard average on 10 punt returns... Recorded at least one reception in each of the final nine games... Hauled in a career-best six receptions for a then-career-high 71 yards at No. 3 Oklahoma State... Carded 87 yards on two catches - including a 68-yard touchdown reception - against?Iowa State while averageing 19.4 yards on five kickoff returns... Also tallied 57 receiving yards on three catches in the Cotton Bowl and 41 yards on a pair of catches at Texas Tech... Had his best overall return game at Texas when he averaged 28.7 yards on three kickoff returns - including a long of 39 - and returned one punt 19 yards... Returned two punts for a 21-yard average vs. Kent State and set a career-long with a 26-yard return vs. Missouri.

2010: Started six of the first seven games and was the team's regular punt returner... Sat out the final five games due to injury... Ranks fifth in school history among freshmen in both single-season receptions and receiving yards with 19 catches and 258 yards... Logged a career high with five receptions at Kansas, totaling 58 yards, including a 36-yarder... Came back with four catches for 46 yards at Baylor... Hauled in three passes for 87 yards, including a 73-yarder, vs. UCF... The reception was the longest by a Wildcat since a 77-yarder in 2008... Brought in two passes for 27 yards against Iowa State and also had another two catches for 41 yards vs. Missouri State... Caught three passes against UCLA... Returned three punts for a season high 38 yards, including a long of 20, vs. the Bruins... Returned 13 punts for 96 yards.

2009: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: A three-star prospect and the No. 27 all-purpose back in the nation by Rivals.com... First team all-state kick returner by The Daily Oklahoman and second team all-state receiver by Tulsa World as a senior... First team all-state receiver by Oklahoma Coaches Association... First team All-Metro kickoff returner... Named No. 2 receiver in the region by Tulsa World... As a senior, finished with 31 carries for 550 rushing yards and four touchdowns... Caught 47 passes for 729 yards and six touchdowns... Had one kickoff return for a touchdown and three punt returns for touchdowns... Helped lead team to 6A championship game in 2008 and played in annual Oklahoma high school All-Star game... Helped lead the Trojans to state championships in 2006 and 2007... Caught 35 passes for 625 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior... Had three rushes for 84 yards, 11 punt returns for 122 yards (11.09 avg) and four kickoff returns for 130 yards (32.5 avg) in 2007.

PERSONAL: Tramaine Thompson was born April 10, 1990 in Tulsa Oklahoma... Son of DeMetrius Thompson and Karen White... Majoring in kinesiology.


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