Former Texas QB Casey Thompson To Transfer To FAU
Nebraska quarterback and former Texas signal-caller Casey Thompson has reportedly chosen FAU as his transfer destination for his final season of college football.
ESPN had the initial report. By selecting FAU, Thompson will reunite with his former Texas coach, Tom Herman, who took the Owls job during the offseason.
Thompson was getting interest from schools like Notre Dame, Indiana, Houston and Texas State. He also made a recent visit to Auburn, now coached by Hugh Freeze.
Thompson hadn’t ruled out a return to Nebraska, which also has a new coach in former Baylor and Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule.
Herman is taking over an FAU team that went 5-7 last season under Willie Taggart. The Owls are moving to the American Athletic Conference next fall, part of a raft of programs the league is taking in to replace Cincinnati, UCF and Houston, who are all leaving for the Big 12 in July.
During his time with the Cornhuskers, Thompson appeared in 10 games and threw for 2,407 yards and 17 touchdowns. His 2,407 yards ranked seventh in school history while his 17 touchdown passes tied for 10th in Nebraska single-season history.
Thompson ranked 12th nationally in passing yards per completion (13.9) in 2022, 14th in passing yards per attempt (8.8) and 29th in passing efficiency (150.1).
Thompson was in the transfer portal for the second straight offseason. He left the Texas program after the 2021 season, which was the program’s first under current head coach Steve Sarkisian.
Thompson eventually won the starting job in 2021, battling with Hudson Card, who initially won the job. Thompson took over and started 10 games for the Longhorns, posting a 4-6 record.
He threw for 2,113 yards and 24 touchdowns against nine interceptions while rushing for four touchdowns.
Sims threw for 4,464 yards and 30 TDs in 25 games with the Yellow Jackets, adding 1,152 yards and 11 scores on the ground.
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