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Colin Thompson stands tall

ESPNU's No. 1 tight end makes an impact on the field and in the community

Updated: June 17, 2011, 3:59 PM ET
By Jamie Newberg | ESPN Recruiting

The measure of Warminster (Pa.) Archbishop Wood High School's Colin Thompson as a football player is a big one. He's 6-foot-4, 255 pounds and ESPNU's No. 1 tight end in the class of 2012.

But the measure of Colin Thompson as a young man is even bigger, a fact to which Kathy Shulby is only too happy to attest.

Shulby's son, John, has Down syndrome. John met Colin when they were in the eighth grade at Holicong Middle School in Doylestown, Pa. Colin was assigned to be John's buddy at ...

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