Tucker sees high energy in Thompson, defensive line for 2017 season – Alabama News

Tucker sees high energy in Thompson, defensive line for 2017 season – Alabama News

When Trenton Thompson takes the practice field, he is known as the stack monster.

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart coined the term due to the junior defensive tackle’s relentlessness to run towards the football.

After the ball is snapped, Thompson gets out of his stance – bunched against the offensive line – and is ready to go.

“The best thing Trenton does is he turns and he runs to the ball really fast, so his cover down on short passes and going to get the ball,” Smart said. “He is a great energy guy, so I have been pleased with where Trenton is.”

Thompson displayed those abilities in his senior season as he collected a career-best 64 tackles, along with five sacks. His best performance was to conclude the campaign in the Liberty Bowl against TCU, in which he tallied three sacks and eight tackles – 3.5 for loss.

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