Texas quarterback headed for Nebraska

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Published: Jan. 7, 2022 at 4:32 PM CST
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LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) - The Huskers might have found their starting quarterback for the 2022 season. Casey Thompson announced his commitment to Nebraska joining three underclassman quarterbacks, Logan Smothers, Heinrich Harberg and Richard Torres. Casey will come to Lincoln with two years of eligibility.

He played in 12 games starting ten this past season at Texas. Casey won the starting job in week three but later lost it in November, he also battled through a sprained thumb on his throwing hand. In 2021 Thompson connected on 63% of passes with 24 touchdowns to just nine interceptions. He also ran the ball 55 times scoring four rushing touchdowns.

Thompson is considered a top 15 transfer quarterback this offseason. He grew up in Oklahoma and is the son of former Sooners quarterback Charles Thompson.

The Huskers might be done at quarterback in the portal this offseason, Chubba Purdy is considering the Huskers.

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