UCLA --- McLeod figures to add depth at the quarterback position this season.
2006 --- Redshirted after making the team as a non-scholarship freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL --- Lettered three seasons (2003 - 2005) in football for coach Keith Minor at Balboa HS in San Francisco ... Selected first-team All-City, Player of the Year and All-Metro honors after his senior season ... Threw for 2,100 yards, 22 touchdowns and six interceptions as a senior ... As a junior, he was named first-team All-City and Back of the Year ... Threw for 1,800 yards, 19 touchdowns and nine interceptions in his junior season ... As a sophomore, he earned second-team All-City honors ... Also lettered in baseball, basketball and soccer at his high school ... Named second-team All-City in baseball after hitting .610 with two home runs as a senior ... Hit .575 his junior season with five home runs and was named second-team All-City and honorable mention All-Metro ... Earned second-team All-City honors in baseball as a sophomore ... His club soccer team advanced to the state cup finals three times.
PERSONAL --- Full Name: McLeod John Baltazar Bethel-Thompson ... Born: August 3, 1988 in San Francisco, CA ... Parents: Patricia Thompson and Mark Bethel ... Has one brother, Dylan, and one sister, Cassady ... Lists boxer Muhammad Ali as the famous athlete he most admires ... Grandfather, Wilbur Thompson, won an Olympic medal in the shot put in the 1948 Games ... Hobbies include playing and watching all sports.