Thompson was a four-year standout at then-Maryland State College

March 7, 2014

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. -- Former University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) defensive back Billy Thompson has been nominated for induction in the College Football Hall of Fame, which is in the process of moving to its new home in Atlanta, Georgia. Thompson is one of 38 football players nominated from all teams, current and defunct, from the FCS division.

Thompson, a standout at the then-known Maryland State College (MSC) was a four-year letterman at defensive back and named MVP in his senior season. His play earned him three CIAA All-conference selections and a First-team All-American selection. He was named to the UMES Athletic Hall of Fame in 1984.

If elected, Thompson would be the fifth Hawk enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame, joining Coach Skip McCain who was enshrined in 2006, tackle Roger Brown in 2009, halfback Emerson Boozer in 2010 and tackle Art Shell in 2013.

Voting will continue thru May from over 12,000 National Football Foundation members, with the winners being awarded and inducted in December in New York City. 

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