WITN Sports Spotlight: Josiah Thompson

JP2 senior running back rushed for more than 1,300 yards and 11 touchdowns last season
Published: Sep. 15, 2020 at 10:18 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - This week we shine the WITN / Pepsi Sports Spotlight on John Paul II senior running back Josiah Thompson.

Thompson led the Saints in rushing last season with more than 1,300 yards and 11 touchdowns. He was also crucial in the passing game and was the Saints' top kick returner. The most impressive thing about his work on the field is that 2019 was his first season ever playing football, as the sport was a new addition to the school. Now, heading into his senior campaign, Thompson is catching the eyes college coaches.

Thanks to his performance as a junior on the football field, Thompson was named to the 2019 NCISAA All-State team.

In the classroom, he is a standout student with a 3.8 GPA.

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