UT MARTIN'S BRETT THOMPSON EARNS ROOKIE MINICAMP TRYOUT WITH PITTSBURGH STEELERS

May 1, 2018

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MARTIN, Tenn. –
Former University of Tennessee at Martin football standout Brett Thompson has earned a rookie minicamp invitation to join the Pittsburgh Steelers later this month.

Thompson, a 6-5, 240-pound tight end from Olive Branch, Miss. spent the past three seasons UT Martin after spending one season each at Northeast Mississippi Community College and East Mississippi Community College where he was a quarterback.

During his tenure at UT Martin, Thompson appeared in 19 games during the 2015 and 2017 seasons, missing the 2016 campaign with an injury. He tallied 25 career receptions for 198 yards and one touchdown. He notched a career-high five receptions against Murray State back during his senior year while recording his first touchdown reception against nationally ranked Chattanooga. The tight end averaged 5.9 yards per catch as a senior.

Thompson will report to the UPMC Rookie Sports Complex on May 10 with camp to be conducted on May 11-13.



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