Former Northwestern QB Clayton Thorson tosses first TD pass of USFL career
In his first career game of the USFL, Clayton Thorson has thrown a touchdown pass.
The quarterback who rewrote Northwestern’s record book led the Houston Gamblers to a 17-12 win over the Michigan Panthers on Sunday afternoon. Thorson’s first touchdown pass in the league came midway through the second quarter, when he hit Isaiah Zuber in the end zone for a score.
Thorson’s touchdown pass gave Houston a 17-0 lead before halftime. It would end up being enough to lead the Gamblers to a victory in the first weekend of the season.
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Thorson ended the game completing 9-of-17 passes for 73 yards, a touchdown and an interception. He also had 4 rushing yards in the win.
Thorson was selected in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft after having a record-setting career at Northwestern. He also had stops with the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles before being picked up by the USFL’s Houston Gamblers.
At Northwestern, Thorson threw for 10,731 yards and 61 touchdowns and also rushed for 408 yards and an additional 27 scores in his four years as a starter. He racked up a 36-17 career record as a starting quarterback and led the Wildcats to a B1G West title in 2018.