BETHEL-THOMPSON SIGNED TO THE MIAMI DOLPHINS PRACTICE SQUAD
MIAMI — Former Sacramento State quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson was signed to the Miami Dolphins practice team, it was announced today.
After graduating from Sacramento State, Bethel-Thompson joined the San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football League where he appeared in 12 games and threw for 220 yards and three touchdowns.
The San Francisco native then was signed to a free agent contract by the San Francisco 49ers. After seeing action in the team's final exhibition games, Bethel-Thompson was one of the team's final cuts.
Bethel-Thompson came to the Hornets prior to the 2008 season after playing his freshman campaign at UCLA. In his first year at Sacramento State, he saw action in four games, including a pair of starts.
The following year, Bethel-Thompson spearheaded Sacramento State's come-from-behind victory over UC Davis in the Causeway Classic. Against the Aggies, he entered the game to start the second half and completed 19-of-29 passes for 223 yards two touchdowns.
In 2010, Bethel-Thompson began the season as the Hornet starter at Stanford only to suffer a knee injury during the first half. He returned in the last half of the season and played in portions of five games.
The Dolphins activated fellow rookie and FCS quarterback Pat Devlin from the practice squad which created the spot for Bethel-Thompson. Miami's other active quarterbacks are Matt Moore and JP Losman. The Dolphins play at New England on Saturday, Dec. 24, before ending the year with a home game against the New York Jets on Jan. 1.