ENGLEWOOD, CO. (September 1, 2014) The Denver Broncos signed former Stone Bridge standout and former Wake Forest defensive end Zach Thompson to their 10-man practice squad on Monday. He will wear jersey number 72. Thompson, 23, was previously signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent and was part of the Jets’ final cuts to get to their 53-man roster this past weekend.
Thompson , 6-5, 265 lbs., started 40 games for the Demon Deacons and collected 151 tackles, 11 sacks, two interceptions and two forced fumbles in his college career. Last season alone Thompson made 40 tackles and 5.5 sacks.
Zach is the son of Mickey and Kathleen Thompson, and twin brother of Demon Deacon quarterback, Patrick Thompson, and older brother to two younger siblings. Zach’s father is a former player at the University of Virginia and highly-respected head football coach at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, VA.