Lamont Thompson, a Richmond native who was an NFL safety for six seasons, is set to be inducted into the 2015 Washington State University Athletic Hall of Fame class.
Thompson will join 24 others — including retired Seattle Seahawks star Marcus Trufant, who was Thompson’s secondary teammate at WSU — in induction ceremonies that will be held today and Saturday, when the school’s football team hosts Wyoming.
Thompson, 37, graduated from El Cerrito High School. He went onto shine at WSU. He still holds the Pac-10 record with 24 career interceptions, was First-Team All-America as a senior and the MVP of the 2001 Sun Bowl.
He was then drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round of the 2002 draft. He also played for the Tennessee Titans (2003-2006), Miami Dolphins (2007) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2007).