One of 29 players to compete in all 14 games... made his season debut as the starting nose tackle against Northwestern State during the season opener... tallied four tackles against the Demons... recorded four tackles against Texas Tech... posted eight tackles, including a pair of solo stops, against C-USA rival Southern Miss. C-USA Championship Game: Finished with five tackles at East Carolina. Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Posted nine tackles against Air Force... tied a Houston single-season record with 14 games played against the Falcons.
Competed in 13 games with 10 starts... finished with two tackles, including an assist for a loss of a yard, against Air Force in Dallas... recorded four tackles at No. 23 East Carolina... finished with five tackles against C-USA rival UAB... recovered a fumble and added a solo tackle at C-USA rival SMU. Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Recorded two tackles, including a solo stop, against Air Force.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2007)
Competed in four games... contributed on special teams... made his UH debut at C-USA rival UAB... finished with two tackles against the Blazers... recorded four tackles against Texas Southern during the regular-season finale.
Sat out as a redshirt.
TATUM HIGH SCHOOL
Lettered at at Tatum High School... selected First-Team All-State in the 3A ranks... helped lead team to the Class 3A state championship and a perfect 16-0 mark as a senior... two-time First-Team All-District selection... named the team captain as a senior and picked up Academic All-District accolades... also lettered in track and basketball.
Full name is Isaiah Rashad Thompson... born Dec. 12, 1987, in Longview, Texas... son of Wadell and Annie Thompson of Tatum, Texas... enjoys playing the drums in his spare time... also recruited by Texas Tech, Louisiana Tech, North Texas, Utah, Louisiana-Lafayette... majoring in history.
Isaiah Thompson's Career Bests
Tackles: 9, vs. Air Force (12-31-09)
Sacks: 0.5, at UAB (10-20-07)
Tackles for Loss: 0.5, vs. Air Force (9-13-08); at UAB (10-20-07)
Fumble Recoveries: 1, at SMU (10-18-08)