Casey Thompson addresses decision to walk during Nebraska's Senior Day in Week 12
Casey Thompson walked as a senior during Nebraska’s Senior Day on Saturday, leading some to question if the QB will be back to play a sixth season at Nebraska.
After spending four seasons at Texas and receiving an undergraduate degree, Thompson transferred to Nebraska in 2022. He’ll receive a Master’s degree next month from Nebraska.
After the game on Saturday, Thompson was asked about the decision to walk as a senior:
“If I happen to be back, I’ll walk again next year,” he explained. Thompson was also asked about his return on senior day, as he has missed the last two games for Nebraska since he was injured in the loss to Illinois. The QB responded, “because of my love for this team and my love of the game, I wanted to come back and play.”
QB Casey Thompson on his decision to walk on senior day: “If I happen to be back, I’ll walk again next year.”
Thompson said he’s not decided on a sixth year in college. He has an undergraduate degree from Texas, and he’ll receive a Master’s degree next month from Nebraska. pic.twitter.com/tUY2hVy3Iw
— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) November 19, 2022
Casey Thompson postgame: "Because of my love for this team and my love of the game, I wanted to come back and play." #Huskers
— Luke Mullin (@LjsLuke) November 19, 2022
Unfortunately for Thompson, his senior day and potentially last home game of his collegiate career resulted in a 15-14 loss to Wisconsin on Saturday.
Now, Thompson and the Huskers will turn their attention to a Black Friday matchup vs. Iowa.