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October 4, 2011
Colin Thompson, a senior at Archbishop Wood, was selected to play in the Under Armour All-America football game at Tropicana Field in Tampa, Fla. on Jan. 5, 2012. Thompson, a 6-foot-5, 255-pounder who rated the No. 1 tight end in the nation by ESPNU, will receive his game jersey at Archbishop Wood High School on Tuesday.  
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January 9, 2012
FOUR MEMBERS of Archbishop Wood's PIAA Class AAA state championship football team have been named to the Pennsylvania roster for the annual Big 33 Football Classic. Tight end/defensive end Colin Thompson, offensive linemen Brandon Arcidiacono and Frank Taylor, and defensive back Nate Smith will represent the Vikings. Also selected from the area are St. Joe's Prep quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg, Cardinal O'Hara defensive back Damiere Shaw and Pennsbury offensive lineman J.J. Denman.
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January 9, 2012
Eight area players, including four from Archbishop Wood, were selected to represent Pennsylvania vs. Ohio in the 55th annual Big 33 Football Classic, which is scheduled for June 16 at HersheyPark Stadium. Selected from Wood, the PIAA Class AAA state champion, were tight end Colin Thompson (a University of Florida commit), offensive linemen Frank Taylor (Boston College) and Brandon Arcidiacono (Rutgers), and defensive back Nate Smith (West Virginia). The other area players tabbed were Pennsbury offensive lineman J.J. Denman (Wisconsin)
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July 22, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
FORMER ARCHBISHOP Wood tight end Colin Thompson is transferring to Temple after two injury-plagued seasons at Florida, sources familiar with the situation confirmed. Rated as one of the top players at his position in the recruiting class of 2012, he never caught a pass for the Gators. He played in three games, all last year. Thompson, a 6-4, 250-pounder, suffered repeated foot issues. In May, a UF spokesman said the Southeastern Conference had approved a medical exemption for him, which means he could be eligible to play this season, if the NCAA agrees.
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October 18, 2011 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nate Smith, a speedy wide receiver and defensive back, is set to become the sixth member of Archbishop Wood's senior class to make an oral commitment to a Division I-A football program. Tuesday, in a 1:30 p.m. conference in the Warminster school's auditorium, the 6-foot, 190-pounder is expected to announce his decision to play for West Virginia, according to sources. Smith, projected as a defensive back in college, also considered Temple, believed to be the runnerup for his services; Michigan State; South Carolina; and Toledo, among others.
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October 4, 2011 | By Rick O’Brien, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Colin Thompson, Archbishop Wood's standout tight end, received his honorary game jersey for the 2012 Under Armour All-America football game Tuesday in a ceremony at the Warminster school. The 6-foot-5, 255-pound senior was one of 90 players selected to play in the game. The fifth annual all-star event is scheduled for Jan. 5 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. It will be televised on ESPN. In ESPNU's ranking of the top 150 players in the country, Thompson, ticketed for the University of Florida, is No. 84 (his Wood jersey number)
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November 20, 2011 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Archbishop Wood notched six touchdowns in the opening 19 minutes and easily downed Dobbins, 49-0, Saturday at Northeast to claim its fourth consecutive PIAA District 12 Class AAA football championship. Joey Monaghan completed 13 of 15 passes for 199 yards and four touchdowns in the first half as the Vikings (11-1), ranked No. 1 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, built a 42-0 advantage. Monaghan, a senior lefthander, hit Kyle Adkins for scores of 11 and 7 yards in the first quarter.
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November 19, 2011 | By Rick O’Brien, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Archbishop Wood notched six touchdowns in the opening 19 minutes and easily downed Dobbins, 49-0, Saturday at Northeast to claim its fourth consecutive PIAA District 12 Class AAA football championship. Joey Monaghan completed 13 of 15 passes for 199 yards and four touchdowns in the first half as the Vikings (11-1), ranked No. 1 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, built a 42-0 advantage. Monaghan, a senior lefthander, hit Kyle Adkins for scores of 11 and 7 yards in the first quarter.
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December 14, 2011 | BY TED SILARY, silaryt@phillynews.com
LIKE EVERY youngster infatuated with football, Frank Taylor barely knew linemen existed. He loved only the rushers, passers and catchers and just knew he'd someday experience their nonstop joy. One problem: Taylor, now a 6-4, 295-pound senior at Archbishop Wood High, was always large for his age. And when he finally began playing CYO football as a fifth-grader for the Bux-Mont Saints, the ball might as well have been encased in glass....
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October 18, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
If you listen to Temple coach Matt Rhule and tight end Colin Thompson, it sounds as if the plans for the Florida transfer are expansive. "My role is whatever they tell me to do," the 6-foot-4, 250-pound redshirt sophomore said. "I don't know what that specific role is yet. They just put me in and I do what I'm told. That's what I've done my whole career. " Rhule was a little more specific. "He's a really good blocker, he's good in space, and he's athletic," said Rhule, who prefers mostly one-tight-end sets.
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July 22, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
FORMER ARCHBISHOP Wood tight end Colin Thompson is transferring to Temple after two injury-plagued seasons at Florida, sources familiar with the situation confirmed. Rated as one of the top players at his position in the recruiting class of 2012, he never caught a pass for the Gators. He played in three games, all last year. Thompson, a 6-4, 250-pounder, suffered repeated foot issues. In May, a UF spokesman said the Southeastern Conference had approved a medical exemption for him, which means he could be eligible to play this season, if the NCAA agrees.
SPORTS
January 9, 2012
Eight area players, including four from Archbishop Wood, were selected to represent Pennsylvania vs. Ohio in the 55th annual Big 33 Football Classic, which is scheduled for June 16 at HersheyPark Stadium. Selected from Wood, the PIAA Class AAA state champion, were tight end Colin Thompson (a University of Florida commit), offensive linemen Frank Taylor (Boston College) and Brandon Arcidiacono (Rutgers), and defensive back Nate Smith (West Virginia). The other area players tabbed were Pennsbury offensive lineman J.J. Denman (Wisconsin)
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January 9, 2012
FOUR MEMBERS of Archbishop Wood's PIAA Class AAA state championship football team have been named to the Pennsylvania roster for the annual Big 33 Football Classic. Tight end/defensive end Colin Thompson, offensive linemen Brandon Arcidiacono and Frank Taylor, and defensive back Nate Smith will represent the Vikings. Also selected from the area are St. Joe's Prep quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg, Cardinal O'Hara defensive back Damiere Shaw and Pennsbury offensive lineman J.J. Denman.
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December 15, 2011 | BY TED SILARY, silaryt@phillynews.com
LIKE EVERY youngster infatuated with football, Frank Taylor barely knew linemen existed. He loved only the rushers, passers and catchers and just knew he'd someday experience their nonstop joy. One problem: Taylor, now a 6-4, 295-pound senior at Archbishop Wood High, was always large for his age. And when he finally began playing CYO football as a fifth-grader for the Bux-Mont Saints, the ball might as well have been encased in glass. "Sure, you always like to think you're gonna touch the rock," Taylor said yesterday, standing near vending machines in a semi-quiet area between the gym and weight room, maybe 20 minutes before the Vikings headed for Central Bucks West so they could practice on turf.
SPORTS
November 22, 2011
P assing along some city high school football tidbits . . . Nick Visco started his kicking career on a whim, then added a prayer. As a seventh-grader, he'd just abandoned soccer in favor of football, and his coach, one day at practice, wondered whether someone, anyone, might like to take a whirl at extra points. "I was a little hesitant at first," Visco said. "But I decided to pursue it and found I had some talent. Everything just clicked. " And how. Though still a junior, the 6-2, 190-pound Visco, a right-instepper for ever-mighty Wood, now owns the city (and likely state)
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November 21, 2011 | BY TED SILARY, silaryt@phillynews.com
WITH THE victory on ice, the cubes inside an oversized cooler had to go somewhere. Two-way end Colin Thompson, the Archbishop Wood football star with the highest national profile, decided to spare his coach, Steve Devlin, and target one of his best buddies, John Shulby. Maybe 10 minutes later, standing on the field at Northeast High, Thompson and Shulby engaged in a playful debate over whether the latter had known the ice cubes - at least 100, maybe 150 - would come cascading down on his head, shoulders and back.
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November 21, 2011 | BY TED SILARY, silaryt@phillynews.com
Passing along some city high school football tidbits . . .  Nick Visco started his kicking career on a whim, then added a prayer. As a seventh-grader, he'd just abandoned soccer in favor of football, and his coach, one day at practice, wondered whether someone, anyone, might like to take a whirl at extra points. "I was a little hesitant at first," Visco said. "But I decided to pursue it and found I had some talent. Everything just clicked. " And how. Though still a junior, the 6-2, 190-pound Visco, a right-instepper for ever-mighty Wood, now owns the city (and likely state)
SPORTS
November 20, 2011 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Archbishop Wood notched six touchdowns in the opening 19 minutes and easily downed Dobbins, 49-0, Saturday at Northeast to claim its fourth consecutive PIAA District 12 Class AAA football championship. Joey Monaghan completed 13 of 15 passes for 199 yards and four touchdowns in the first half as the Vikings (11-1), ranked No. 1 in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, built a 42-0 advantage. Monaghan, a senior lefthander, hit Kyle Adkins for scores of 11 and 7 yards in the first quarter.
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