Former Dutch Fork star Thompson forgoes senior year with Vols, declares for NFL Draft

Former Dutch Fork star Thompson forgoes senior year with Vols, declares for NFL Draft
Tennessee defensive back Bryce Thompson (0) and Jalin Hyatt(11) celebrate the team's 31-27 win over South Carolina in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford) (Source: Sean Rayford)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WIS) - Former Dutch Fork standout Bryce Thompson has his sights set on playing on Sundays.

On Tuesday, the Tennessee Volunteers defensive back announced that he will be skipping his senior season and will declare for the 2021 NFL Draft.

“I will forever be a Volunteer and am honored to have been a part of this team,” Thompson wrote in his Instagram post. “I love you Vol Nation and can’t thank you enough for what you guys have done for me and my family.”

During his junior campaign, Thompson had 36 tackles, two tackles for loss, two interceptions, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery. He had 102 tackles, eight tackles for loss, two sacks, eight interceptions, 19 pass deflections, two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery during his career with the Vols.

Thompson was a member of the 2017 Dutch Fork football team that captured the team’s second consecutive state title against Dorman.

The former Silver Fox was previously committed to play for South Carolina before flipping and signing with the Vols.

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