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  • Special Teamsí 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 teamsí coach Russ Purnell. One of the gameís best-ever special teamsí performers for 11 NFL seasons (1989-99) and three CFL seasons (1986-88), Bennie was a voted to two Pro Bowls as special teamsí performer, in 1998 and 1991.

    Thompson joined the Ravensí coaching staff last August after his stellar playing career. He totalled an amazing 197 career special teamsí 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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