Former Husker QB Casey Thompson transferring to FAU
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Former Husker quarterback Casey Thompson is reuniting with a former coach, according to multiple reports.
Thompson announced late last month that he was leaving Nebraska after one season in Lincoln. He is now heading to FAU to join former Texas coach Tom Herman, who recruited Thompson to Texas out of high school.
Thompson transferred to Nebraska prior to last season after spending four years at Texas. In 10 games with the Huskers, he completed 63 percent of his passes while throwing for 2,407 yards and 17 touchdowns.
The Oklahoma native will have one year of eligibility remaining. Thompson will turn 25 in October.
Thompson returned to Nebraska for spring football after the hiring of Matt Rhule in the offseason, announcing after the Huskers' spring game that he would be entering the transfer portal. Thompson joined fellow scholarship quarterbacks Richard Torres and Logan Smothers in the transfer portal at the time. Torres announced earlier this month that he would be transferring to Incarnate Word. Smothers has not yet named a transfer destination.
Walk-on quarterback Jarrett Synek, a Hastings native, also left the program this offseason, transferring to South Dakota.
Nebraska’s quarterback room now includes Jeff Sims, Chubba Purdy and Heinrich Haarberg as scholarship players.