Thompson Recognized For Academic Excellence

April 12, 2012

IRVING, Texas -- Former TCU offensive lineman Spencer Thompson will be recognized Monday as a scholar-athlete at the National Football Foundation's Gridiron Club of Dallas annual banquet in Addison, Texas.

Thompson had his master's degree in hand prior to playing his final game for TCU in this past season's Poinsettia Bowl victory over Louisiana Tech. The Plainview, Texas, native received his bachelor's degree in finance with minors in accounting and communications. He earned a master's degree in liberal arts.

A three-year letterman, Thompson made three starts while appearing in 36 games over his Horned Frog career. He was a versatile member of the offensive line as he contributed at multiple positions.

Thompson received the 2011 TCU football team's Grassy Hinton Most Conscientious Award as well as being the recipient of the Abe Martin Leadership Award.

Thompson was part of a senior class that saw the Horned Frogs win three straight conference championships for the first time in program history and reach a pair of BCS games, including a 2011 Rose Bowl championship. The seniors won three consecutive games against top-five ranked teams, were 3-1 in bowl games, 6-2 against teams from BCS-automatic qualifying conferences, 23-1 at Amon G. Carter Stadium, 30-1 in Mountain West games and 47-5 overall.