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Kansas State QB Skylar Thompson Returning in 2021

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After helping Kansas State start off 3-0 on the season, Kansas State QB Skylar Thompson went down for the season after suffering an injury against Kansas State. While there was some thought that Thompson, a senior, would move on, but he announced on Twitter on Sunday morning he would be returning to the Wildcats in 2021.

With the NCAA allowing the 2020 season to not count against eligibility due to COVID-19, Thompson had the opportunity to come back next fall, and that’s what he’s decided to do.

Thompson said in part in his post, “Although the past couple of months have been very challenging, I’m thankful for having gone through this process… in saying that, this minor setback has lit a fire inside of me, and I’m more determined than I have ever been. I believe in Coach Klieman and what we are doing here, and I want to be a part of it. Kansas State University means a lot to me, and I am ready to give it my all for one more season in front of the best fans in the country.”

Here’s the full tweet.


This season, Thompson had thrown for 626 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions, with 63% completion percentage, while rushing for three scores, all coming in their upset win over the Oklahoma Sooners.

The Kansas State Wildcats turned to Will Howard this season, who showed mix results in his true freshman season. He finished with 1,178 passing yards, eight touchdowns to 10 interceptions, while completing 53.6% of his passes. He also rushed the ball 78 times for 364 yards and three scores.

The Kansas State Wildcats also finished the season with five-straight losses.

The QB room is definitely going to be crowded next season with Skylar Thompson now returning, plus Will Howard, and then there’s incoming freshman Jake Rubley, the No. 14 pro-style QB prospect in the country and a four-star prospect, according to 247Sports.

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