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Only Deron Thompson Until Penn State Football

Just 36 more days until Penn State takes on the Temple Owls!

Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

There is no current Penn State player who dons jersey number 36, so today we will pay tribute to former Nittany Lion Deron Thompson. You may remember Thompson from his brilliant performance in the 2013 Bue-White Game, where he tallied 97 yards on 12 carries. Thompson was a complete unknown coming into the game, yet he outperformed everyone else on the field by running over countless Nittany Lion defenders. Unfortunately, Thompson's huge performance did not translate to any time in the backfield during the 2013 regular season.

Thompson remains active in the Penn State community and serves as the secretary of the school's Uplifting Athletes chapter, which helps raise funds and awareness for kidney cancer research.