Fourth-year squad member who should once again contribute to the Bears' depth at offensive line this fall ... Missed spring season with an injury.
2009: Played in four games as a third-year sophomore ... Earned first playing stint of the campaign in season opener at Arkansas (9/5/09) and saw the field twice over a three-game span to end the season.
2008: Played just one game as a redshirt freshman, seeing the field at Oklahoma State (9/13/08) ... Was a standout practice and scout team leader.
2007: Redshirted his first year at Missouri State ... Earned MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week honors for Youngstown State game (9/29/07).
High School: Four-year starter at right tackle for coach Mike Roth's Parkway West Longhorns in St. Louis ... Earned St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro honors as team captain his senior season while not surrendering a sack ... Earned first-team all-Suburban South as a senior and third-team as a junior ... Helped the Longhorns to an 8-3 record and trip to the state quarterfinals as a senior ... Also competed in wrestling and track.
Personal: Charles William Thompson was born 4/7/89 in Chesterfield, Mo. ... Son of the late William Thompson and Elizabeth Thompson of St. Louis, Mo. ... Majoring in Criminology ... His late father, William, played football at Missouri.