Northwestern gunslinger Clayton Thorson announces return for senior season
The winningest quarterback in Northwestern’s history is coming back for his final season in Evanston.
Clayton Thorson announced on Tuesday that he’ll be under center for the Wildcats in 2018 and will not enter the NFL draft this spring. In his junior campaign, Thorson threw for 2,809 yards and 15 touchdowns while leading Northwestern to a 9-3 record and a second-place finish in the B1G West.
And not only is Thorson returning for one more season, he’s got huge aspiration for the Cats in 2018.
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“I want to play another season alongside the guys I’ve battled with for these last three years, and win a Big Ten championship…That’s what I came here to do,” Thorson said.
Thorson has been the starter for the Wildcats for each of the last three seasons, winning 26 games, a program record. He’s also thrown for 7,513 yards and 44 touchdowns during that time.
News of Thorson’s return is really big for Northwestern, especially considering it will be without star running back Justin Jackson next fall, the program’s all-time leading rusher.
Thorson and the Wildcats still have one game left this season, as they’ll battle Kentucky in the Music City Bowl.