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K-State QB Skylar Thompson Confirms Pursuit of NFL Career

NCAA Football: Oklahoma at Kansas State

We knew that Skylar Thompson‘s K-State football career had come to an end, but the quarterback confirmed it late on Thursday night in a note to Wildcats fans where he shared his plans to pursue his dream of playing in the NFL.

The tweet from Thompson came down at 10:34 p.m. on Thursday evening where he wrote in part, “To the best fans in the nation, thank you. As a kid, it was my dream to play for a great college town and fan base. You all were just that and much more. Thank you for making my dream come true… With that being said, I’m looking forward to this next chapter of my life and pursuing my life long dream of playing in the NFL.”

Here’s Thompson’s full message.


Thompson finishes his career in the Top 5 of most quarterback categories in K-State football history: passing yards, completions, touchdowns, passer rating and much more.

In addition to these statistics, no quarterback in school history has started more games (40) or won more games as a starter (24) than Thompson since K-State began keeping track of those statistics in 1990. In addition, his 69.53 completion percentage this year is a new school record.

Kansas State is now moving on from Thompson after several years as the starter, and it’s likely to come down to Nebraska transfer Adrian Martinez, Will Howard or redshirt freshman Jake Rubley.


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