Ex-Nebraska football quarterback Casey Thompson saw his 2023 season cut short due to injury and that’s allowed him a 2024 return.
Nebraska Football’s former starting quarterback Casey Thompson has had his eligibility extended by the NCAA for one additional year. According to the report from insider Pete Thamel, he is also expected to be cleared before the start of the 2024 season.
With struggling with injury issues throughout his career, Casey Thompson tore his ACL after starting the first three games for the Florida Atlantic Owls. The graduate student was able to apply, and was granted a medical hardship waiver for the upcoming season due to that injury.
Nebraska Football Best Moment
Having played 10 games during the 2022 campaign, the Oklahoma City native elected to transfer after the Matt Rhule hiring.
One of the games that stood out from his time in Nebraska was his performance in the 24-17 victory over the Hawkeyes at Kinnick Stadium. Throwing for 278 yards and three touchdowns was a highlight from a season that ended in disappointment and turmoil. While this too was an up and down season, that did not always have the offense clicking, plays like ones from this game show why he was so highly coveted out of high school, and considered a power five starting caliber player.
For an arm talent that was able to air it out like that for the Nebraska Football squad, when given time and not fighting injuries, it leaves many fans thinking of how different the 2023 season could have been had he stayed in Lincoln at started.
Nebraska Football Possible Return?
While some fans expressed how happy they would be to bring Thompson back to Lincoln, even if the NCAA would allow for a seamless transfer, it is doubtful that he would want to leave FAU.
With his connection to head coach Tom Herman harking back to his days in Texas, a Nebraska football reunion is not a likely possibility. Thompson will be looking forward to one final year in the system, before looking at his potential professional options at the next level.