Ron Thompson’s Return Brings Needed Leadership to the Roster

The Orange defense is in some trouble. With all of the players last year’s team lost through either the NFL or graduation, a lot of questions are surrounding Scott Shafer’s defense going into the season. On Tuesday, one of those questions got answered. Ron Thompson, the leader of the defensive line, has been cleared to play in Syracuse’s season opener against Rhode Island this Friday...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Ron Thompson and the Dreaded Lower Body Injury

Hands down, junior defensive end Ron Thompson is one of the Orange’s most important pieces on defense, if not the most important.  He stands out among a defensive line unit that graduated defensive ends Robert Welsh and Micah Robinson and nose tackle Eric Crume.  The Orange also graduated linebackers Dyshawn Davis, Josh Kirkland, and standout Cameron Lynch.  And the secondary?  Well...
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August 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Why is Syracuse Thinking of Switching Sugar Bear Thompson to Defense?

Color me as disappointed Ron Thompson could be switching to defense. The Post-Standard ran a piece saying Sugar Bear is getting a look at defensive end. I realize there are depth issues along the front seven for the Orange. It’s nice that Thompson played well on defense back in high school. But the reason he was a 4-star recruit out of high school was for his soft pass catching ability...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Wish We Could See Ron Thompson in Spring Game, He’s Primed to Breakout

It’s a shame we won’t be able to see Ron Thompson in the Spring Game, because if coaches are smart he’ll be one of Syracuse’s biggest weapons this fall. The 6’4″, 256 lb. tight end is recovering from surgery to correct blood flow in his hip. Seems like a slightly concerning procedure for a 19-year old to need, but as long as he’s back on the field this summer, no harm, no foul. Thompson...
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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

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