Congratulations to Coach Derek Thompson on being inducted into the UNT Hall of Fame.
Thompson is the program's third leading passer in terms of passing yardage, behind only Mason Fine and Mitch Maher. He engineered the Mean Green's most recent bowl win, a 2014 Heart of Dallas Bowl conquest over UNLV. Thompson threw for 7,477 career passing yards, ranks fifth in program history in career touchdown passes with 42, is third in career passing attempts (1,055), third in career completions (636), fifth in career passing efficiency (126.27), fifth in career completion percentage (60.3%) and is second in career 300-plus yard passing games (seven). The Glen Rose, Texas, native also owns two of the 10 longest passing plays in program history (85 yards to Brelan Chancellor in 2013 against Idaho and 83 yards to Lance Dunbar against Indiana in 2011). During his 2013 season, Thompson had the fifth-most passing yards in a single season (2,896), the fifth-most completions (251) and the third-best completion percentage in a single season (64.3).Thompson's crowning achievement was also his sendoff, after he was named 2014 Heart of Dallas Bowl MVP following the 36-14 win over UNLV. Thompson completed 21-30 passes for 256 yards and two touchdowns and no interceptions in the win. The 2013 team concluded the season by receiving votes from the USA Today Coaches Poll, for the first time in a decade.