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Watch: Skylar Thompson’s Reaction to Being Drafted by the Dolphins

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After seeing the quarterback class fall in the 2022 NFL Draft, Kansas State fans might have began to worry whether or not their gritty quarterback would get drafted.

The 2021 Texas Bowl MVP got the call in the seventh round as the Miami Dolphins used their last pick of the draft to send the four-year starter to South Beach.


Skylar Thompson left his mark on the Little Apple and truly captivated what Kansas State football is all about. Thompson is no stranger to adversity, losing both his mother and grandmother to cancer, and battling with injuries in the previous two seasons.

Thompson leaves the Wildcats with his name in the record books and as a fan favorite. His 24 career wins in 40 starts is the most among all K-State signal callers since at least 1990. Thompson is the only player in school history with 6,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards in a career. He also is tied for the most career touchdown drives in the fourth quarter to either tie or take the lead by a Wildcat’ quarterback since 1990, finishing with six but none better than the touchdown on the final play of the game lifting Kansas State over Iowa State in the 2017 season.

The former Wildcat will join a quarterback room consisting of 2018 Heisman winner Tua Tagovailoa and another college standout Teddy Bridgewater.

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