36 Jake Thompson
Jake  Thompson


Logan, Utah

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 220




Utah State Football Starts Fall Camp Friday, Aug. 5

Fourth-year head coach Matt Wells welcomes back 12 starters (O-9, D-3) and 38 letterwinners (O-20, D-15, S-3) from last year's team that finished tied for second in the Mountain Division of the Mountain West with a 5-3 record, and played in its school-record fifth-straight bowl game.


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.


USU Football Spring Game

USU Football Spring Game, Apr 12,2014


USU Football vs. CSU

USU Football vs. CSU 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).

2016 (SR): Served as the team’s kickoff specialist in 11 games as he did not play at USC (9/10)… Kicked off 58 times for 3,557 yards (61.3 ypk) with 25 touchbacks… Recorded a season-high five touchbacks against Weber State (9/1)… Averaged 65.0 yards on three kickoffs at Boise State (10/1) with one touchback… Caught his first career pass for 12 yards against Air Force (9/24)… Added four special teams tackles during the season, including a career-high two at Nevada (11/19).

2015 (JR): Served as the team’s kickoff specialist in 12 games as he did not play at New Mexico (11/7) due to injury... Kicked off 67 times for 4,248 yards (63.4 ypk) with 38 touchbacks... Recorded a career-high seven touchbacks against No. 21 Boise State (10/16) on eight kickoffs and also had seven touchbacks against Wyoming (10/30) on 10 kickoffs... Averaged a season-best 65.0 yards on those eight kickoffs against BSU... Had five touchbacks against both Colorado State (10/3) and at Fresno State (10/10)... Was 3-of-6 on field goals during the season as he made a 48-yarder against CSU, tied his career long with a 52-yarder against BSU and made a 42-yarder late in the fourth quarter against Nevada (11/21) to give USU a 31-27 come-from-behind win... Was 7-of-8 on extra point attempts during the season, including going 4-for-4 against Nevada and 3-for-3 against BYU (11/28)... Had one special teams tackle during the season at Washington (9/19).

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 No. 18 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... 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 in school history and the second-longest 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 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... Graduated from Utah State in the spring of 2017 with a business administration degree.

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
2015 (Jr.) 3-6 .500 0-0 0-0 0-2 2-3 1-1
2016 (Sr.) 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0
TOTAL 4-13 .308 0-0 0-0 0-2 2-6 2-5

2013 (Fr.) 14 86 5465 63.5 42
2014 (So.) 14 66 4032 61.1 26
2015 (Jr.) 12 67 4248 63.4 38
2016 (Sr.) 11 58 3,557 61.3 25
TOTAL 51 277 17,302 62.5 131

2013 (Fr.) 0 1 3 0.2
2014 (So.) 0 0 0 0.0
2015 (Jr.) 7 3 16 1.3
2016 (Sr.) 0 0 0 0.0
TOTAL 7 4 19 0.5

PUNTS No. Yds. Avg. LG I20
2013 (Fr.) 0 0 0.0 0 0
2014 (So.) 1 35 35.0 35 0
2015 (Jr.) 0 0 0.0 0 0
2016 (Sr.) 0 0 0.0 0 0
TOTAL 1 35 35.0 35 0
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