- Paul Hornung Award candidate - Preseason All-Big 12 (punt returner)
A speedy receiver that has been a playmaker both on offense and special teams... Has increased his role over the last two years and should be in the mix to start again in 2013... Holds a career punt return average of 14.8 to rank fourth in school history, while his 527 total yards rank eighth.
2012: Picked up Honorable Mention All-Big 12 honors from the league's coaches as a punt returner... Also named an All-Big 12 punt returner by Phil Steele and CBSSports.com... His punt-return average of 23.7 led the Big 12 by 10.1 yards and would have led the nation by 9.3 yards if he met the minimum amount of total returns... Became school's 26th career 1,000-yard receiver at TCU... Was on the receiving end of 14 catches that were third-down conversions, the best mark on the team... Caught five passes for 52 yards and a touchdown against Missouri State while returning a punt 89 yards for a score... It was the longest return for a score by a Wildcat since Jordy Nelson went 92 yards vs. Baylor in 2007, while it is the second longest in the Big 12 and tied for the fourth longest nationally... Hauled in three passes for 57 yards against Miami... Tallied 102 receiving yards and touchdown catches of 38 and 21 yards, both career highs, against North Texas... Made three receptions for 49 yards at Oklahoma... Each reception was a third-down conversion, including one on the final drive to drain the clock... Pulled in three passes for 34 yards and a touchdown while returning one kickoff for 25 yards against Texas Tech... Caught four passes for 65 yards, returned one punt 39 yards and one kickoff 60 yards against Oklahoma State... Hauled in a team-high four passes for 35 yards at TCU... Also returned three punts for 60 yards, including a 33-yarder against the Horned Frogs... Totaled 208 all-purpose yards at Baylor, carding 55 receiving yards on four catches, 34 yards on two punt returns and 130 yards on four kickoff returns.
2011: Played in 12 games with five starts... Caught 21 passes for 338 yards and one touchdown... Also shined in the return game as he recorded a 19.3-yard average on 18 kickoff returns and a 12.3-yard average on 10 punt returns... Recorded at least one reception in each of the final nine games... Hauled in a career-best six receptions for a then-career-high 71 yards at No. 3 Oklahoma State... Carded 87 yards on two catches - including a 68-yard touchdown reception - against Iowa State while averageing 19.4 yards on five kickoff returns... Also tallied 57 receiving yards on three catches in the Cotton Bowl and 41 yards on a pair of catches at Texas Tech... Had his best overall return game at Texas when he averaged 28.7 yards on three kickoff returns - including a long of 39 - and returned one punt 19 yards... Returned two punts for a 21-yard average vs. Kent State and set a career-long with a 26-yard return vs. Missouri.
2010: Started six of the first seven games and was the team's regular punt returner... Sat out the final five games due to injury... Ranks fifth in school history among freshmen in both single-season receptions and receiving yards with 19 catches and 258 yards... Logged a career high with five receptions at Kansas, totaling 58 yards, including a 36-yarder... Came back with four catches for 46 yards at Baylor... Hauled in three passes for 87 yards, including a 73-yarder, vs. UCF... The reception was the longest by a Wildcat since a 77-yarder in 2008... Brought in two passes for 27 yards against Iowa State and also had another two catches for 41 yards vs. Missouri State... Caught three passes against UCLA... Returned three punts for a season high 38 yards, including a long of 20, vs. the Bruins... Returned 13 punts for 96 yards. 2009: Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL: A three-star prospect and the No. 27 all-purpose back in the nation by Rivals.com... First team all-state kick returner by the Daily Oklahoman and second team all-state receiver by theTulsa World as a senior... First team all-state receiver by Oklahoma Coaches Association... First team all-metro kickoff returner... Named No. 2 receiver in the region by theTulsa World... As a senior, finished with 31 carries for 550 rushing yards and four touchdowns... Caught 47 passes for 729 yards and six touchdowns... Had one kickoff return for a touchdown and three punt returns for touchdowns... Helped lead team to 6A championship game in 2008 and played in annual Oklahoma high school All-Star game... Helped lead the Trojans to state championships in 2006 and 2007... Caught 35 passes for 625 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior... Had three rushes for 84 yards, 11 punt returns for 122 yards (11.09 avg) and four kickoff returns for 130 yards (32.5 avg) in 2007.
PERSONAL: Tramaine Thompson was born in Tulsa, Okla... Son of Demetrius Thompson and Karen White... Majoring in social sciences.