Tom Compton

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Tom Compton
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Compton with the Atlanta Falcons in 2016
Personal information
Born: (1989-05-10) May 10, 1989 (age 34)
Rosemount, Minnesota, U.S.
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school: Rosemount
College: South Dakota
Position: Offensive tackle
NFL Draft: 2012  / Round: 6 / Pick: 193
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2021
Games played:123
Games started:44
Player stats at NFL.com  ·  PFR

Thomas Andrew Compton (born May 10, 1989) is an American football offensive tackle who is a free agent. He played college football at South Dakota and was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Compton has also played for the Atlanta Falcons, Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets, and San Francisco 49ers.

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Early life

A native of the suburb Rosemount, Minnesota, Compton attended Rosemount High School, where he was a two-year starter on the offensive line and led the team to the section championship and state semifinals.

College career

At the University of South Dakota, Compton was a three-time Great West Conference selection—honorable mention in 2009 and consecutive first team selections in 2010, 2011—and 2011 GWC Offensive Lineman of the Year. [1] After his senior season, he played at the 2012 East–West Shrine Game.

Professional career

Compton was invited to the 2012 NFL Combine, where he was listed as the No. 9 offensive guard prospect. Projected as a fourth round selection by Sports Illustrated , Compton was ranked as the No. 8 offensive guard available in the 2012 NFL Draft. [2]

Pre-draft measurables
HeightWeightArm lengthHand span 40-yard dash 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 4+78 in
(1.95 m)
314 lb
(142 kg)
34 in
(0.86 m)
10 in
(0.25 m)
5.11 s4.60 s7.59 s30.0 in
(0.76 m)
9 ft 0 in
(2.74 m)
20 reps
All values from NFL Combine [3]

Washington Redskins

Compton at Redskins training camp in 2012 Tom Compton.jpg
Compton at Redskins training camp in 2012

Compton was drafted in the sixth round of 2012 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. [4] [5] He was the first South Dakota Coyote drafted since Chul Schwanke in 1986. [6] He was officially signed by the Redskins to a four-year contract on May 6, 2012. [7] Compton was cut on August 31, 2012, for final cuts before the start of the 2012 season. [8] After not being claimed off waivers, he was signed to the team's practice squad the next day. [9]

On December 5, 2012, it was announced that Compton had been promoted to the Redskins 53-man roster after the Redskins placed cornerback Cedric Griffin on the suspended list. [10] He became the starting right tackle midway through the 2014 season, after the incumbent Tyler Polumbus was benched following poor performance. [11]

The Redskins re-signed Compton on February 27, 2015. [12]

Atlanta Falcons

Compton signed with the Atlanta Falcons on March 15, 2016. [13] [14]

In the 2016 season, Compton and the Falcons reached Super Bowl LI, where they faced the New England Patriots on February 5, 2017. In the Super Bowl, the Falcons lost 28–34 in overtime, despite having a 25-point lead. [15]

Chicago Bears

Compton signed with the Chicago Bears on March 11, 2017. [16]

Minnesota Vikings

On March 22, 2018, Compton signed with the Minnesota Vikings, re-uniting with Kirk Cousins. [17] He started 14 games at left guard, missing two with a knee injury.

New York Jets

Compton in a game against the Washington Redskins Tom Compton 2019 (cropped).jpg
Compton in a game against the Washington Redskins

On March 18, 2019, Compton signed with the New York Jets. [18] After beginning the season as a backup, Compton was named the starting right guard in Week 11 following an injury to Brian Winters. He started five games before being placed on injured reserve on December 28, 2019. [19]

San Francisco 49ers

On April 3, 2020, Compton signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers. [20] The signing reunited Compton with San Francisco 49ers' head coach Kyle Shanahan, who previously was the offensive coordinator with the Washington Redskins and Atlanta Falcons. He was placed on injured reserve on December 12, 2020. [21] He was activated on January 2, 2021. [22]

Compton re-signed with the 49ers on a one-year contract on April 28, 2021. [23]

Denver Broncos

On March 17, 2022, Compton signed a one-year contract with the Denver Broncos. [24] He was placed on the reserve/PUP list to start the season on August 23, 2022. [25] He was activated on November 15. [26] He was placed on injured reserve on December 22. [27]

Personal life

Compton played a reporter in the 2015 movie Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!.

Compton is the cousin of fellow NFL player, Will Compton.

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