Texas Football: Ex-UT QB Casey Thompson transfers to OU

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Former Texas football quarterback Casey Thompson has found his fourth school in the seventh year of his collegiate career. Thompson announced on his Twitter/X account on Jan. 11 that he is transferring to the Oklahoma Sooners for his seventh and presumably final year of collegiate eligibility.

Oklahoma will also be Thompson's fourth school in as many years. This past season, he played for former Texas head coach Tom Herman and the Florida Atlantic Owls before suffering a season-ending knee injury a few weeks into the campaign.

Thompson has also played for the Longhorns (2018-2021) and Nebraska Cornhuskers (2022) in the last few years. The first time he transferred was from Texas to Nebraska following the conclusion of the 2021 season.

Former Texas football QB Casey Thompson lands on the other side of Red River at OU

He had the most productive season of his collegiate career during his one season at Nebraska in 2022. Thompson registered a career-high 2,407 passing yards, 17 passing touchdowns, 10 interceptions, and five rushing touchdowns at Nebraska a couple of years ago.

Thompson is going back home to play for the Sooners for one season. He is from Newcastle, OK, which is roughly 15 miles from the University of Oklahoma in Norman.

According to ESPN, Thompson will be the third player to ever play for both teams in the Red River Rivalry game when the Longhorns and Sooners meet at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on Oct. 12. One of the other players that fall into this category is former Texas wide receiver and rising Oklahoma junior Brenen Thompson.

Thompson is expected to be the backup quarterback at Oklahoma in 2024 behind rising sophomore Jackson Arnold. He will be the most experienced veteran voice in Oklahoma's quarterback room heading into the 2024 campaign after the Sooners lost super senior starter Dillon Gabriel to the transfer portal earlier in the December window.

Gabriel committed to head coach Dan Lanning and the Oregon Ducks in the portal heading into this offseason.

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