Wake Forest Football
October 8, 2011 by staff
Wake Forest Football, Florida has the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest, tomorrow at 12:30 Eastern. With the significant possibility that EJ Manuel will leave on Saturday, running back Chris Thompson could be called more than ever. The junior from Madison County, Florida has already eclipsed 1,000 yards running and most reliable has been a finalist Florida State the past two seasons.
Chris Thompson, the 5’8 “186 lbs spark plug near Madison County is another promising young class of 2009 offensive. He battled injuries and the death of his grandfather in 2009, but still played well when asked, rushing for 120 yards on 23 carries. Thompson also caught two balls for 10 yards.
The diminutive Thompson continued his promising debut in 2009 and became an excellent season for the Noles’ in 2010 as a sophomore, gaining 846 yards. Surprisingly, this brand is one of 20 seasons running in the history of the State of Florida. This season includes an offensive MVP performance against South Carolina in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl. That’s a good season, although it should be noted that the average home runs against incredible includes BYU, Miami and Maryland.
Thompson is very fast and quite fast. At even lower than their 5’8 “frame and is difficult to address. The general does an excellent job of hiding behind his blockers before bursting through the hole. And most important, which normally reaches the correct hole. Clemson against However, Thompson actually had trouble reading. Could it be because he was not accustomed to seeing the correct holes in practice?
A favorite coach, Thompson is a quiet, no nonsense, yes sir, no sir kid with a tremendous work ethic. His best attribute is his consistency. The coaches love him because he is always right. Hit the right hole. It blocks the right person. He takes the right angle. He has to practice on time.
In relation to its size, Thompson is one of the strongest players on the team. He overcame a back injury this summer, and while still in pain, Thompson is there to persevere.
He will have to be better in pass protection against a football team blitz-happy Wake Forest looking to get after a limp green Clint Trickett EJ Manuel. Chris does not usually block the wrong person, but even when he has the right blitzer identified, it is difficult to execute the block when Blitzer has an advantage of 40 pounds. However, he manages to stand in your way and slow down.
Chris’s game against the game screen will be of equal importance against Wake Forest, as it also has good hands and can be used on wheel routes and screens, which highlights their ability to find their way through traffic. No matter your status as a holder, Thompson will likely play an important role in Saturday’s game.
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