Nebraska QB Casey Thompson Transfers to FAU Football
6-0, 195 lbs
Oklahoma City, OK
After a brief interlude at Texas back in 2018, Tom Herman and Longhorn turned Husker quarterback Casey Thompson will now be reuniting under the Florida Atlantic moniker in Boca Raton.
Thompson is the second Texas product to transfer to FAU after Ben Ballard, and the third quarterback overall with Daniel Richardson joining earlier this spring. He left the Longhorns after four seasons, finishing with 2,422 passing yards and 30 touchdowns at a 64% clip in 19 games. His best statistical season was in 2021 when he got the starting job, which he ended up posting 2,113 passing yards and 24 touchdowns with his best performances coming against Texas Tech, Oklahoma, and Kansas, where he combined for 1,049 yards and 16 touchdowns on 68 completions. His accomplishment of having three games where he scored five or more touchdowns is the most in the program's history.
He took his talents to Nebraska, throwing for 2,407 yards for 17 touchdowns at a 63% completion rate while adding five rushing touchdowns on 56 carries in 10 games with the Huskers last year. One of his best games came against Georgia Southern last September when he put up 318 passing yards for a touchdown on 23 completions and 31 rushing yards for three touchdowns.
Some of his 2022 season highlights for Nebraska can be seen below:
Thompson was a highly sought-after recruit coming out of Newcastle High School. Rated as a four-star prospect by both 247Sports and ESPN with the former ranking him as the sixth-best quarterback from Oklahoma and the 14th-best dual-threat quarterback in the country, he drew interest from big programs such as Oklahoma, Ohio State, Penn State, Oregon, and Ole Miss among others before ultimately enrolling at Texas in 2018.
Joining the Owls after entering the transfer portal on April 28 and receiving interest from Notre Dame, Indiana, Houston, and Texas State, he will now be competing for the starting job at quarterback alongside Daniel Richardson and Michael Johnson Jr.