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  • Special Teams� Assistant
  • Born: February 10, 1963
  • 2nd Year Coaching
  • 6th Year w/Ravens
  • 12th Year NFL
  • Grambling
  • Bennie Thompson  

    Bennie Thompson is in his second season assisting special teams� coach Russ Purnell. One of the game�s best-ever special teams� performers for 11 NFL seasons (1989-99) and three CFL seasons (1986-88), Bennie was a voted to two Pro Bowls as special teams� performer, in 1998 and 1991.

    Thompson joined the Ravens� coaching staff last August after his stellar playing career. He totalled an amazing 197 career special teams� stops, 149 tackles in the secondary, six QB sacks and seven interceptions. He played for the Modell franchise from 1994 through 1999, the Kansas City Chiefs from 1992-93, and the New Orleans Saints from 1989-91. Bennie played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1986-88 after being released by the Chiefs as a rookie free agent in 1985. Thompson was a team captain and team MVP as a senior at Grambling, where he started for two seasons. He attended John McDonough High School in New Orleans, where he was a two-time All-State linebacker. Bennie lives in Pikesville, MD.

    Coaching Background: 2000-2001 (Baltimore Ravens).

    Last updated on 8/22/01.

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