Thompson was given the nickname “Baseline Jesus” from a Clemson fan citing his resemblance to the Biblical figure. He took it as a compliment and has developed it into a lovable character for the fans.
Nellie Fowler has been attending Gamecock sporting events since she was a child. These days she can be seen sitting next to Thompson, her friend of over 20 years.
Thompson has been a nurse at the Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia for over 30 years. His co-workers say the only thing that rivals his passion for the Gamecocks is his love for helping and caring for people.