Casey Thompson, former Nebraska QB, reportedly announces transfer destination
Casey Thompson had plenty of interest once he made plans to transfer from Nebraska.
But in the end, the quarterback reunited with a former coach.
Thompson committed to Florida Atlantic, ESPN reported, and Tom Herman after they were together at Texas prior to Thompson being at Nebraska. This is his sixth and final season of eligibility. He’d visited Auburn and received interest from Notre Dame, Indiana, Houston and Texas State. He also considered staying at Nebraska.
At Nebraska, Thompson completed 63.1% of his passes for 2,407 yards, 17 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. His passer efficiency rating of 150.1 was slightly below his previous mark in 2021 at Texas.
As a graduate transfer, Thompson will have immediate eligibility after he previously used his 1-time waiver to transfer from Texas to Nebraska.
Thompson started 10-of-12 games for Nebraska in 2022, as he missed the Minnesota and Michigan games because of injury. Thompson became the 5th QB in program history with 3 games of 300 yards passing in a season.
Thompson ended his Nebraska career on a high note with a 20-of-30 passing performance for 278 yards and 3 TDs in a win over rival Iowa.
In 4 seasons at Texas (2018-21), Thompson made 19 appearances with 10 starts.
Former Nebraska and Texas quarterback Casey Thompson tells ESPN that he’s committed to play at FAU for his sixth and final season of eligibility. He’d visited Auburn and received interest from Notre Dame, Indiana, Houston and Texas State. He also considered staying at Nebraska. pic.twitter.com/35zNY1cze2
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