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Last modified: Wednesday, November 14, 2007

MEDIA ADVISORY: Celebratory reception for Anthony Thompson

Nov. 14, 2007

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- On Thursday, Nov. 15, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Indiana University President Michael McRobbie will host a reception celebrating Anthony Thompson's induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. The reception, held in the Great Room of the Bloomington Convention Center, will feature a video of Thompson's highlights with speeches from Thompson and former IU Football Head Coach Bill Mallory. President McRobbie will serve as the emcee. The event is open to the public and McRobbie encourages everyone to come help him congratulate Thompson on his outstanding achievement.

WHAT: Reception for Anthony Thompson

WHY: To celebrate his induction into the College Football Hall of Fame

WHO: Hosted by President McRobbie with speeches from Coach Mallory and Anthony Thompson. All are welcome to attend.

WHERE: Bloomington Convention Center, Great Room
302 South College Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47403

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Anthony Thompson Accolades

Anthony Thompson set many University and NCAA rushing records between1986 and 1989, and is the fifth Indiana University football player inducted to the Hall of Fame. Here are some additional Thompson facts:

  • NCAA career record 65 touchdowns not broken until 1998
  • 5,299 career rushing yards
  • Big Ten career points record of 412 not broken until 1999
  • Two-time Big Ten rushing leader
  • First Team All-America 1988 and 1989
  • 1989 Maxwell Award
  • 1989 Walter Camp's Foundation Player of the Year Award
  • 1989 AFCA "Coach's Choice" Player of the Year
  • 1989 Heisman Trophy runner-up
  • Drafted by the Phoenix Cardinals in the 1990 NFL Draft