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When Christian Thompson transferred from Auburn to South Carolina State after his freshman year, he joined a powerhouse Bulldogs squad that succeeded on total team efforts.

Ironically, Thompson found himself all alone this weekend when he was the only HBCU athlete selected in the 2012 NFL Draft.

The Baltimore Ravens took the free safety in the fourth round as the 130th overall selection.

Thompson became the highest Bulldog draft selection since Raleigh Roundtree was taken in the fourth round (109th) in 1997 by the San Diego Chargers.

In Thompson, the Ravens get one of the top free safeties in the country. After the NFL combine, Thompson finished sixth out of 71 free safeties invited, running a 4.5 in the 40-yard dash and recording a vertical jump of more than 31 inches.

The 2011 All-MEAC first-teamer had 66 tackles and two interceptions in his senior year. For his junior season, he recorded a career-high six sacks, to go along with 46 tackles. In 2009, after his tranfer, he made 29 tackles on special teams. Referenced from examiner


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