TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A former Terre Haute North Vigo High School graduate is the newest member of the Indiana High School Football Hall of Fame.
Anthony Thompson is set to be inducted into the Hall of Fame this June during a celebration at the Country Club of Terre Haute.
Thompson graduated from Terre Haute North Vigo High School in 1986. He was named a High School All-American for the 1985 season. Thompson earned All-State honors during the 1984 and 1985 seasons.
Thompson is the career leader at Terre Haute North for yards (3,816), carries (505) and touchdowns (36).
Thompson continued his career at Indiana University. He was a runner-up for the Heisman Trophy in 1989. He then earned the Walter Camp Player of the Year award that same year.
Thompson is the IU career leader in rushing yards, carries, points and touchdowns.
At one time, Thompson held the NCAA records for both rushing and yards in a game and career touchdowns.
He is also the only athlete in I.U. history to have his jersey retired.
Thompson was named twice to the All-American team during his college career in 1988 and 1989.
In the second round of the 1990 NFL draft, Thompson was selected by the Phoenix Cardinals. He played four years in the NFL with the Los Angeles Rams and the Phoenix Cardinals and was inducted into the National College Football Hall of Fame in 2007.
Currently, Thompson works for Indiana University as the Assistant Director of Development.
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