Oregon running back Jordan Thompson, a redshirt senior from Valencia High School (Valencia, California), enters his fifth season in the Oregon program.
Before joining the Ducks, Thompson started two seasons in high school for head coach Larry Muir. As a junior, Thompson rushed 123 times for 951 yards and 10 touchdowns, along with 10 receptions for 196 yards and four touchdowns. Thompson earned first-team All-Foothill League as a senior, guiding the team to the third round of the state playoffs. He rushed 211 times for 1,672 yards and 26 touchdowns as a senior.
In 2009, Thompson spent his first season in Eugene redshirting while a member of the scout/practice team.
In 2010, Thompson did not see the field despite being eligible to play. He posted a squat of 375 lbs during winter conditioning, third best of any Ducks running back.
In 2011, Thompson was not a member of the team.
In 2012, Thompson returned to the team and helped with scout team duties.
In the 2013 Oregon Spring Game, Thompson saw extensive action for the White Team. Thompson led the team in carries with 10 for 54 yards and a touchdown.
Going into the 2013 season, Thompson’s goal should be to see the field at some point. The Ducks have a loaded depth chart of Byron Marshall, De’Anthony Thomas and Thomas Tyner ahead of him. Much like Dane Ebanez last season, playing time would be a huge accomplishment for Thompson.