Jason Thompson was signed by the New England Patriots as a rookie free agent on May 5, 2017.
- Began collegiate playing career at Wyoming as a quarterback in 2013 and transferred to Utah where he switched positions to safety.
- Played in 25 games for the Utes, mainly on defense, where he registered 21 tackles and one fumble recovery.
- Also lined up at quarterback, receiver and played special teams.
- Appeared in six games as a freshman at Wyoming before redshirting in 2013.
- Started two games for Wyoming at quarterback in 2012 and finished 27-of-52 passing for 222 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Also had 38 rushes for 121 yards and a touchdown and four receptions for 20 yards as a freshman.
- Earned all-state accolades as a senior at Kennedy Catholic High School (Wash.) and was two-time first-team all-conference.
- Also played basketball in high school.
- Cousin of NFL running back Matt Asiata.
- Majored in sociology at Utah.