BREAKING: Wildcat quarterback Skylar Thompson drafted to Miami

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Skylar Thompson hands the ball off to Deuce Vaughn in the game against West Virginia on Nov. 13, 2021. (Archive photo by Elizabeth Sandstrom | Collegian Media Group)

Longtime Kansas State starting quarterback Skylar Thompson has been selected by the Miami Dolphins with the 247th pick in the NFL Draft.

The Independence, Missouri native started 40 games throughout five seasons with K-State and threw for over 7,000 yards. He leaves K-State ranked second all-time in total offensive yards, third in touchdowns responsible for and third in completion percentage.

The former Wildcat quarterback engineered a road win over No. 10 Oklahoma State as a redshirt freshman, throwing for 204 yards and three touchdowns on just 13 attempts. He also organized a last-second win over Iowa State in 2017 and a pair of upset wins over Oklahoma.

Thompson’s selection marks the second year in a row K-State has had a player drafted after not having a single selection in 2020. Before that, the last time K-State had not put a player in the draft was 1993.

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Hi! I'm Nathan Enserro, a graduate student from Olathe, Kansas, working on a Masters in Mass Communication. I graduated in spring 2020 with a Bachelor's of Science in strategic communications from K-State. This is my fourth year covering K-State sports for the Collegian.