Before he made headlines starting in a 2022-23 NFL playoff game for the Miami Dolphins, Skylar Thompson placed himself in the Kansas State lore. Thompson took over as a full-time starter in 2018 and by his senior season, was one of the greatest quarterbacks in Wildcat history.
Here's everything you need to know about Skylar Thompson’s college career.
The vitals on Skylar Thompson
School: Kansas State
Weight: 217 pounds
Years active: 2016-2021
Here are Skylar Thompson’s career stats in college. Scroll to the right to view the complete stats.
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3 days until Kansas State football!— The Kansas State Fan (@Thekstatefan) August 29, 2018
Skylar Thompson finds Isaiah Zuber in the back of the end zone for the game winner! vs Iowa State '17 pic.twitter.com/mo0h9ZLNg1
Where did Skylar Thompson go to college?
Skylar Thompson, a native of Missouri, attended Kansas State. Per 247Sports, Thompson signed with Kansas State over offers from Iowa State, Kansas, Wake Forest and others.
What kind of prospect was Skylar Thompson in high school?
Thompson was a four-star quarterback at Fort Osage high school in Independence, Missouri. Thompson was the second-ranked player in Missouri and the 10th-ranked dual threat quarterback in the class of 2016. Thompson played in 46 games during high school, passing for 6,222 yards and 71 touchdowns. Thompson's dual-threat ability was on display his senior year where he rushed for 21 touchdowns and over 1,000 yards. He was named Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year in 2015 after leading his team to a state title.
Fort Osage senior Skylar Thompson emotional after record-setting state championship outing. https://t.co/XJV5NyAdUR pic.twitter.com/pyrY54kuBz— The Kansas City Star (@KCStar) November 29, 2015
What awards did Skylar Thompson win in college?
Here are some of the awards and honors Thompson won in college:
- TaxAct Texas Bowl MVP (2021)
- Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Semifinalist (2021)
- First Team Academic All-Big 12 (2021)
- First Team Academic All-Big 12 (2020)
- Liberty Bowl Team Offensive MVP (2019)
- Honorable Mention Big 12 Coaches Offensive Freshman of the Year (2017)