Skylar Thompson etched his name in Kansas State lore before making his NFL playoff debut for the Miami Dolphins in 2022-23.
Skylar Thompson took over as the full-time starter in 2018 and by his senior year had established himself as one of the greatest quarterbacks in Wildcat history.
Here’s all you need to know about Skylar Thompson’s collegiate career.
Skylar Thompson’s vital statistics
- University: Kansas State
- Position: Quarterback
- Height: 6-2
- Weight: 217 pounds
- Years in service: 2016-2021
Skylar Thompson’s college career statistics are listed below. To see the complete statistics, scroll to the right.
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Skylar Thompson finds Isaiah Zuber in the back of the end zone for the game winner! vs Iowa State ’17 pic.twitter.com/mo0h9ZLNg1
— The Kansas State Fan (@Thekstatefan) August 29, 2018
Where did Skylar Thompson go to college?
Skylar Thompson, a native of Missouri, attended Kansas State. Thompson chose Kansas State over Iowa State, Kansas, Wake Forest, and others, according to 247Sports.
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 tenth-ranked dual threat quarterback in the 2016 class.
He appeared in 46 games in high school, passing for 6,222 yards and 71 touchdowns. Thompson’s dual-threat skill was on display his senior year, when he rushed for 21 touchdowns and over 1,000 yards. He was named Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year in 2015 after guiding his team to a state championship.
Fort Osage senior Skylar Thompson emotional after record-setting state championship outing. pic.twitter.com/pyrY54kuBz
— The Kansas City Star (@KCStar) November 29, 2015
Skylar Thompson won what prizes in college?
Thompson received the following accolades and honors while in college:
- TaxAct Texas Bowl MVP (2021)
- Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Semifinalist (2021) (2021)
- First Team Academic All-Big 12 (2021) (2021)
- First Team Academic All-Big 12 (2020) (2020)
- Liberty Bowl Team Offensive MVP (2019) (2019)
- Honorable Mention Big 12 Coaches Offensive Freshman of the Year (2017) (2017)
Stan Becton joined NCAA.com in 2021 and has since served as an FCS, track and field, cross country and HBCU beat reporter. He has covered various NCAA championship events, including the FCS Championship, DI Track & Field Championships and Men’s Frozen Four.
Additionally, he covered the 2021 Celebration Bowl. Stan graduated from Carnegie Mellon University, getting a degree in Professional Writing and playing football as a five-year letterman. You may follow him on Twitter @stan_becton.