36 Jake Thompson
Jake  Thompson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Logan, Utah

High School:
Logan

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 215

Position:
K

Experience:
2L


09/09/2013

Transcript: Utah State Football News Conference

USU football head coach Matt Wells held a news conference Monday to recap the Air Force game and preview its Homecoming game against Weber State.

04/12/2014

USU Football Spring Game

USU Football Spring Game, Apr 12,2014

11/23/2013

USU Football vs. CSU

USU Football vs. CSU 2013

11/02/2013

USU Football vs. Hawai'i

USU Football vs. Hawai'i 2013

HONORS: College Football Performance Awards Honorable Mention Specialist of the Week (11/2/13); Academic All-Mountain West (2013).

2015 PRESEASON HONORS: Athlon Sports Fourth-Team All-Mountain West.

UTAH STATE: Has a strong leg and is an excellent kickoff man... A very good athlete for his position... Will also compete for field goal duties.

2014 (SO): Served as the team’s kickoff specialist in all 14 games... Kicked off 66 times for 4,032 yards (61.1 ypk) with 26 touchbacks... Recorded a season-high four touchbacks at BYU (10/3) on six kickoffs... Had three touchbacks in six other games... Punted one time against Air Force (10/11) for 35 yards... Was 0-of-4 on field goals during the season as he attempted a 48-yarder at Tennessee (8/31), a 54-yarder against Idaho State (9/6), a 45-yarder at Arkansas State (9/20) and a 44-yarder at BYU (10/3)... Best kickoff game of the season was at Colorado State (10/18) as he averaged 65.0 yards on four kickoffs, with three touchbacks... Had one special teams tackle during the season.

2013 (FR): Served as the team's kickoff specialist in all 14 games... Kicked off 86 times for 5,465 yards (63.5 ypk) with 42 touchbacks... Recorded a season-high eight touchbacks at Air Force (9/7) on nine kickoffs and eight touchbacks against Hawai'i (11/2) on 10 kickoffs... Was 1-of-3 on field goals during the season as he made his first-ever field goal attempt from 52 yards against UH... Was named a College Football Performance Awards honorable mention Specialist of the Week against Hawai'i as his 52-yard field goal ranked tied for the 10th-longest made field goal in school history and the second-longest field goal by a freshman in Mountain West history... Also kicked off 10 times for an average of 64.3 yards with eight touchbacks against the Rainbow Warriors... Attempted a 50-yard field goal at UNLV (11/9) and a 52-yard field goal attempt against No. 24 Northern Illinois (12/26) in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl... Had two special teams tackles during the season... Earned academic all-Mountain West honors.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played in just three games as a prep senior at Logan (Utah) High School and was 2-of-2 on field goals with a long of 49 yards and 7-of-9 on extra points... Punted seven times for an average of 38.29 yards with a long of 53 yards... Also had four catches for 51 yards and one touchdown... A 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Nominee and USA U-19 Team Nominee... Earned Utah Class 4A first-team all-state and first-team all-region honors during his junior year as he helped Logan HS win the 4A state championship... Was 10-of-12 on field goals as a junior with a career long of 51 yards as he was also named to the all-Valley team... Earned first-team all-region and all-Valley honors during his sophomore season after making 6-of-9 field goals with a long of 49 yards... Was 5-for-5 on field goals during his freshman year with a long of 35 yards... During his four-year prep career, he never missed a field goal inside of 40 yards... Also earned all-Valley and all-region honors during his junior year on the Grizzlies baseball team playing first base and pitcher... Was also an all-Valley baseball player as a sophomore.

PERSONAL: One of three children of Brian and Christi Thompson... Older brother, Josh, was a placekicker at Utah State from 2011-13... Majoring in undeclared business.

KICKING FGM-A Pct. 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+
2013 (Fr.) 1-3 .333 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-3
2014 (So.) 0-4 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-3 0-1
TOTAL 1-7 .143 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-3 1-4

KICKOFFS G No. Yds. Avg. TB
2013 (Fr.) 14 86 5465 63.5 42
2014 (So.) 14 66 4032 61.1 26
TOTAL 28 152 9497 62.5 68

SCORING PAT FG Total Avg./G
2013 (Fr.) 0 1 3 0.2
2014 (So.) 0 0 0 0.0
TOTAL 0 1 3 0.2

PUNTS No. Yds. Avg. LG I20
2014 (So.) 1 35 35.0 35 0
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