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USU WR Deven Thompkins Signs UDFA Deal With Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Apr 30, 2022, 6:06 PM
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Utah State Aggies wide receiver Deven Thompkins (13) runs the ball for a touchdown during the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl college football game between the Utah State Aggies and the Oregon State Beavers on December 18, 2021, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA (Photo by Brandon Sloter/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
(Photo by Brandon Sloter/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former Utah State Aggies wide receiver Deven Thompkins signed an undrafted free agent deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Thompkins signed with the Bears following the NFL Draft on Saturday, April 30.

Utah State football reported the news of Thompkins’ signing.

The former USU wideout joined a Tampa Bay team that posted a 13-4 record and made the postseason in 2021.

About Deven Thompkins

Thompkins played for the Aggies from 2018-21.

The Fort Myers, Florida native recorded 171 receptions for 2,519 yards and 15 touchdowns during his USU career. He added 15 rushes for 138 yards and one touchdown on the ground.

In 2021, Thompkins had a career-high 102 catches for 1,704 yards and 10 touchdowns. He finished the season as the nation’s second-leading receiver in yards.

He also helped USU to an 11-3 record, a Mountain West title, and an LA Bowl victory last season.

Pro Day Results

Measurements: 5-foot-7-inches, 167 pounds

40-Yard: 4.35 seconds

Vertical Jump: 38.5 inches

Broad Jump: 132 inches

Three-Cone: 6.98 seconds

Short-Shuttle: 4.18 seconds

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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