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Born: October 9, 1987
Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL
5' 10", 185
College: Arkansas State
Roster Status: Active

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Brigade Acquire Thompkins and Boyd from Gladiators
Baltimore Brigade Press Release
The Baltimore Brigade announced today the acquisition of WR/KR Brandon Thompkins and QB Shane Boyd from the Cleveland Gladiators in exchange for future considerations and a claim order position.

Cleveland Gladiators fall in Arena Football opener to Tampa Bay Storm
cleveland.com

Cleveland Gladiators will begin Arena Football season with new QB
cleveland.com

Cleveland Gladiators, Arena Football prepare for big season despite small numbers (photos)
cleveland.com
The Cleveland Gladiators will open the Arena Football League's 30th season on Saturday at 7 p.m. against the Tampa Bay Storm in Quicken Loans Arena.

Cleveland Gladiators Preparing For 'Best Year of Arena Football'
CBS Cleveland
When the Cleveland Gladiators open the 30th season of the Arena Football League next Saturday, April 8th, at Quicken Loans Arena, fans will see some of the best AFL players of the last few years donning the sword and shield on their helmets, thanks to some monster offseason acquisitions

Arena Football League: Gladiators trying to embrace change this season
Chronicle Telegram
It’s a time of transition for the Cleveland Gladiators and the Arena Football League as the Gladiators get ready for the 2017 season.

Thompkins named AFL Playmaker
Orlando Predators Press Release
Orlando Predators wide receiver Brandon Thompkins has been named the Arena Football League’s 2016 Playmaker of the Year, the AFL office announced today.

Preds edge Portland, tie franchise record with 12th victory
Orlando Sentinel

Predators' Brandon Thompkins works magic as elite kick returner
Orlando Sentinel

Officials, slow start bother Preds coach in loss to Sharks
Orlando Sentinel

Sharks ready for revenge at Orlando this Friday
WJXT Jacksonville

Orlando Predators suffer first loss, fall to Philly 62-54
Orlando Sentinel

Predators Kent Richardson faces former AFL team
Orlando Sentinel

Preds off to best start in 16 years; beat Storm 42-40
Bay News 9

Preds survive close call against Storm, stay unbeaten
Orlando Sentinel
The Orlando Predators did not beat the Tampa Bay Storm by 51 points this time. The Preds didn't manage to score that many, either, although they emerged with a 42-40 Arena Football League victory and their unbeaten record intact.

Former UCF offensive linemen now touchdown threats for Orlando Predators
Orlando Sentinel
Also for your entertainment, the Orlando Predators throw in their Big Mac Attack. Offensive linemen Jordan and Justin McCray — identical twins who played at UCF — have extended their identities on offense.

"War on I-4" set for Friday the 13th at Amway Center
Bay News 9
It's a short week for the Tampa Bay Storm (0-5) and the Orlando Predators (6-0) as the latest version of the "War on I-4" takes place at the Amway Center on Friday the 13th. It will be the second meeting this season for the bitter AFL rivals.

Orlando Predators must move on from big win
Orlando Sports Daily (blog)
Rob Keefe was still very pumped up even a half hour after the Orlando Predators ended their rout of the previously undefeated Arizona Rattlers. What reason would there not be to be excited?

Predators knock off Arizona Rattlers to remain undefeated
News 13 Orlando

Preds crush Rattlers to run arena-league record to 6-0
Orlando Sentinel

Undefeated Orlando Predators make statement win over Arizona
Orlando Sports Daily (blog)

Orlando Predators receivers a perfect complement
Orlando Sports Daily (blog)

Preds' Brandon Thompkins on pace to break league yardage mark
Orlando Sentinel

Brandon Thompkins' 7 TDs help Preds stay undefeated
Orlando Sentinel

Brandon Thompkins scores seven TDs in performance for the ages for Preds
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com
Old school Ironman football might be dead, but Brandon Thompkins put on about as good of an Ironman show as you'll see in this day and age on Friday night. He scored seven TDs in a 76-56 win for the Orlando Predators over the Cleveland Gladiators, and he created a bit of history in the process.

Preds withstand comeback by KISS to stay undefeated
Orlando Sentinel

Orlando Predators time management helps secure win
Orlando Sports Daily (blog)

Preds score winning TD in final minute, beat Sharks to go to 3-0
Orlando Sentinel

Preds avoid upset after Hippeard scores winning TD in final minute
Orlando Sentinel

No stopping Orlando Predators at the end
Orlando Sports Daily (blog)
Three plays later, quarterback Randy Hippeard dove into the end zone for the go-ahead score. Kent Richardson sealed the deal with an interception on the final drive, the first stop of the game, delivering an ugly 53-50 win for the Predators in their home opener Saturday.

Steel almost knock off Orlando
Portland Tribune
The Portland Steel had the ball last with a chance for a huge road upset, but the Orlando Predators held on for a 53-50 win Saturday before 10,732 fans at Amway Center.

Orlando Predators beat Portland Steel 53-50
WKMG Orlando
The Predators beat the Portland Steel 53-50 Saturday night at the Amway Center. The team is now 2-0 so far this season.

Orlando Predators' wide receivers may be best in arena league
Orlando Sentinel
Arguably the deepest and most talented group of wide receivers in the Arena Football League has Orlando Predators coach Rob Keefe thinking about touchdowns. And food.

If you go: Orlando Predators vs. Portland Steel
Orlando Sentinel
Preds QB Randy Hippeard, who threw for seven touchdowns last week in a 76-25 victory against the Tampa Bay Storm, earned AFL offensive player-of-the-week honors.

All-Arena WR Brandon Thompkins returns to Predators
Orlando Predators Press Release
The Orlando Predators have agreed to terms on a new contract with versatile wide receiver Brandon Thompkins, the franchise has announced.

Despite franchise changes, commissioner calls AFL 'more viable than ever'
Orlando Sentinel
The process of elimination in most professional sports leagues usually begins with the playoffs. Not in the Arena Football League, at least in 2015.

Three Sharks named to All-Arena 1st Team
WJXT Jacksonville
The Jacksonville Sharks and the Arena Football League announced Monday that Jacksonville defensive lineman Joe Sykes, Jack linebacker Alvin Ray Jackson and defensive back Greg Reid have earned First Team All-Arena honors for the 2015 season.

Predators fall short following eventful season
Orlando Sentinel

Early struggles doom Predators in playoff loss to Sharks
Orlando Sentinel
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Orlando to host Jacksonville in first round of playoffs Saturday
Bay News 9
to host Jacksonville in first round of playoffs SaturdayBay News 9On paper, the Orlando Predators had nothing to play for in last week's regular-season finale vs. the Tampa Bay Storm. The Arena Football League South Division title had already been secured. A first-round home game vs. Jacksonville was already assured.and more »

Orlando Predators rout Tampa Bay Storm for 5th victory in row
Orlando Sentinel
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2015 Arena Football League Records and Milestones
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com
The 2015 AFL regular season is said and done with, and as is the case each and every year, many records have been set and milestones have been reached.

Division clinched, but Preds still pumped for War on I-4
Orlando Sentinel

Meyer, McGinnis, and Thompkins earn weekly honors
AFL Press Release
San Jose SaberCats quarterback Erik Meyer has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Cleveland Gladiators nose guard Willie McGinnis has been awarded Riddell Defensive Player of the Week, and Orlando Predators wide receiver Brandon Thompkins has been awarded J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 19 of the 2015 Arena Football League season.

Hippeard, Fontenette, and Thompkins earn weekly honors
AFL Press Release
Orlando Predators quarterback Randy Hippeard has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while San Jose SaberCats defensive back Ken Fontenette has been awarded Riddell Defensive Player of the Week, and Orlando Predators wide receiver Brandon Thompkins has been awarded J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 16 of the 2015 Arena Football League season.

TD with 20 seconds left propels Preds past Storm
Orlando Sentinel
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Shock face L.A. Kiss looking to enhance playoff possibilities
The Spokesman Review
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Streaking Sharks want to stay hot
WJXT Jacksonville

Predators conquer Gladiators for 3rd victory in row
Orlando Sentinel

Predators optimistic heading into 2nd half of arena-league season
Orlando Sentinel

Host Predators blow past Portland 69-43
Orlando Sentinel

Family tie or not, Preds receivers thrive
Orlando Sentinel

Orlando Predators top Tampa Bay Storm 63-62 in OT
Orlando Sentinel
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Storm fall to Predators in overtime, 63-62
TBO.com
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Orlando Predators fall 62-48 in Philadelphia
Orlando Sentinel
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Preds endure 2nd consecutive OT loss, fall to Gladiators
Orlando Sentinel

Shock work OT to beat Predators, collect first victory of season
The Spokesman Review
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Predators QB injured in overtime loss to Spokane Shock
Orlando Sentinel
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KISS can't stop Hippeard, Predators
OCRegister
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Carlese Franklin displays all-around ability for VooDoo
The New Orleans Advocate
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Jones, Peila, and Thompkins earn weekly honors
AFL Press Release
Jacksonville Sharks wide receiver Anthony Jones has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Portland Thunder Jack linebacker Bryce Peila has been awarded Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and Orlando Predators wide receiver Brandon Thompkins has been awarded J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 3 of the 2015 Arena Football League season.

VooDoo lose hard hitting affair with Orlando
NOLA.com

Orlando earns second victory of season
WKMG Orlando

WR Brandon Thompkins Joins Predators
Orlando Predators Press Release
The Orlando Predators have agreed to terms with veteran wide receiver Brandon Thompkins, the franchise announced Monday evening via Arena Football League transactions. Now entering his fifth season, Thompkins has delivered 257 receptions for 3,220 yards and 66 touchdowns during his Arena Football League career.

Meyer leaves Shock for San Jose
The Spokesman Review
Some of quarterback Erik Meyer’s best games have come against the San Jose SaberCats. That won’t be possible next season.

Shock dominated on both sides of ball in loss
The Spokesman Review

Scoreless in second half, Shock lose to Sharks
The Spokesman Review

Jacksonville Takes a Bite Out of the Shock
KHQ Right Now

Shock wary of hungry Sharks
The Spokesman Review

Shock Edge Out Portland 58-48
KHQ Right Now

San Jose Take a Bite Out of the Shock
Sports and Weather Right Now

Shock stumble to third straight defeat in loss to San Jose
The Spokesman Review

Shock QB Donovan Porterie in deep versus Rattlers
The Spokesman Review

Tennell Placed on IR, Shock Assigned Black
KHQ Right Now

Shock still on the lookout for help at quarterback
The Spokesman Review

Shock Headed to Desert Battle vs. Arizona
Sports and Weather Right Now

Shock still on the lookout for help at quarterback
The Spokesman Review

Shock Strut to California to Face KISS
Sports and Weather Right Now

Shock win with complete effort
The Spokesman Review

Shock hope to deliver long-distance win
The Spokesman Review

Spokane beats Storm
Tampabay.com

Shock Look To Rebound vs. Tampa Bay
KHQ Right Now

Shock Look To Rebound vs. Tampa Bay
Sports and Weather Right Now

Shock fall victim to last-gasp Hail Mary
The Spokesman Review

Shock offense faces big challenge vs. Gladiators
The Spokesman Review

Shock notes: Brandon Thompkins makes impact on other side of ball
The Spokesman Review

Shock have way with SaberCats
The Spokesman Review

Davila, Rattlers beat Shock
The Spokesman Review

Shock, Rattlers play for bragging rights
The Spokesman Review

Davila, Rattlers Too Hot for Spokane
KHQ Right Now

Rattlers, Shock meet in conference final rematch
azcentral.com

Shock Storm Iowa in 2014 AFL Opener
KHQ Right Now

Shock make 2014 season debut
The Spokesman Review

Spokane Shock back with motivation to win title
The Spokesman Review

Ring is the thing for Shock players
The Spokesman Review

Shock win over Power 61-43
KREM.com (registration)

Spokane sweeps Florida trip
The Spokesman Review (blog)

Shock rally to beat Tampa Bay
The Spokesman Review

Shock Pound Blaze 80-41
Sports and Weather Right Now

Blaze get blown out by Spokane, 80-41
ABC 4

Shock extinguish Blaze 80-41
The Spokesman Review (blog)

Blaze Shocked in Spokane
StandardNet

Shock overwhelm Blaze for crucial Division win
KREM.com (registration)

Premier Shock receiver Tennell sets high standards
The Spokesman Review

Rattlers Stop Shock In Arizona
KHQ Right Now

Shock cruise to fourth straight win
The Spokesman Review (blog)

Shock crush San Jose 75-45
The Spokesman Review (blog)
t doesn’t seem to matter who San Jose has at quarterback when it faces the Spokane Shock. The last three meetings between the West Division rivals have produced one-sided outcomes in Spokane’s favor.

hock dominate San Jose, 75-45
The Spokesman Review (blog)

The SaberCats fall to the Shock 75-45, end winning streak
Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

Meyer leads Shock to second straight win
KREM.com (registration)

Mistakes doom VooDoo at Shock, 65-54
SportsNOLA.com
The return of Kurt Rocco sparked an anemic New Orleans VooDoo offense Friday night. Unfortunately, a season-long epidemic was too much for Rocco and the VooDoo to overcome.

Shock beat VooDoo to end losing streak
The Spokesman Review
Reeling from three straight defeats and being tied in knots by a one-win team for the second week in a row, the Shock rallied from behind with two big defensive plays in the fourth quarter – one an interception return for a touchdown by Terrance Sanders – to outlast the New Orleans VooDoo 65-54.

Shock look to regain their magic
The Spokesman Review

Shock bring in Thompkins
The Spokesman Review

Blaze notes: Despite rocky early season start, Utah Blaze poised for turning point
StandardNet

Blaze battle hard, lose on final play
Standard-Examiner - StandardNet

Arena football: Chicago Rush beat Utah Blaze on last-second field goal
Salt Lake Tribune

Arena football: Chicago Rush beat Utah Blaze on last-second field goal
Salt Lake Tribune

Utah shows Pittsburgh who has AFL power
StandardNet

Blaze eye spot in Arena Bowl
StandardNet

Blaze Offense adds Another Weapon
Utah Blaze Press Release
The Utah Blaze has agreed to terms on a contract with WR Brandon Thompkins, the team announced today.

San Jose SaberCats vs. Spokane Shock preview capsule
San Jose Mercury News

Spokane Shock play at Chicago Sunday
The Spokesman Review

Shock hope to keep up momentum in Chicago
The Spokesman Review

Shock get even with Barnstormers
The Spokesman Review

Third straight win moves Shock to 6-4
The Spokesman Review (subscription)

Shock lineman Pino enjoys another shot
The Spokesman Review
ineman Pino enjoys another shotThe Spokesman ReviewTold his wife he was done with arena football after the 2011 season. Job at the Grand Wailea Resort in Maui. Dropped some pounds. Played a little flag football. Then why is Pino back for a third stint with the Spokane Shock?

Shock Preview: Bring on the Soul Train!
Sports and Weather Right Now

AFL: Utah Blaze set franchise record in 84-63 win over Spokane
Salt Lake Tribune

Blaze crush Shock, win 4th straight game
ABC 4

The loss drops the Sharks to 2-4 so far this season
WJXT Jacksonville

Sharks fall short vs. Spokane
WJXT Jacksonville

Shock hold off Sharks, 56-48
The Spokesman Review (blog)

Spokane Shock crush Milwaukee Mustangs
The Spokesman Review

Shock comeback comes up short in OT
The Spokesman Review (blog)

Shock commit to re-energizing franchise
The Spokesman Review
Spokane Shock majority owner Brady Nelson is fully aware what is at stake as the franchise’s seventh season approaches.

Shock tweak roster before playoff
The Spokesman Review

Shock sneak past SaberCats with last-gasp TD
The Spokesman Review

Blaze lose first outdoor AFL game, 76-49
ABC 4