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Shaq Thompson Taken No. 25 Overall In The 2015 NFL Draft

Former Washington outside linebacker Shaq Thompson was taken at No. 25 overall by the Carolina Panthers in this year’s NFL Draft. He’s the third player from Washington taken in the first round.  With the 25th pick in the 2015 #NFLDraft, the @Panthers select @ShaqThompson_7, LB, Washington. #ProDawgs — UW Football (@UW_Football) May 1, 2015 Thompson...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Shaq Thompson: Jokes about baseball career motivate me

INDIANAPOLIS — Shaq Thompson was not a good minor league baseball player. Fortunately for him, he’s exceptional at football. The Washington linebacker was drafted in the 18th round of the 2012 MLB draft by the Boston Red Sox. He went 0 for 39 with 37 strikeouts with the GCL Red Sox before hanging up his baseball spikes and trading them in for purple football cleats. “I remember...
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Shaq Thompson disagrees with evaluators over his position

INDIANAPOLIS — Shaq Thompson says he’s a linebacker, but NFL teams don’t seem so sure. The versatile NFL draft prospect played linebacker, safety, running back, nickel cornerback and even punt and kick returner during his three years at Washington. At 6-foot, 228 pounds, teams are torn between projecting him at linebacker and safety at the pro level. An AFC scout says...
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington’s Shaq Thompson Returns Fumble 99 Yards For TD vs. Cal

Washington Huskies linebacker Shaq Thompson is an absolute beast. Thompson picked up the loose ball and made his way down the field 99 yards for a touchdown against Cal. This was a huge 14-point swing and gave the Huskies the early lead. He showed off some serious skills breaking tackles during this return and it […] The post Washington’s Shaq Thompson Returns Fumble 99 Yards...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington’s Shaq Thompson Returns Fumble 99 Yards For Touchdown (Video)

Washington linebacker Shaq Thompson continued his trend of being a touchdown machine Saturday. California quarterback Jared Goff attempted to take the ball into the endzone himself in the first quarter, but fumbled at the goal line. Thompson picked the ball up and ran 99 yards the other way to give the Huskies an early lead. Thompson now has an amazing five touchdowns on the...
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington football: Previewing the Illini

Two weeks into the season and Washington football is 2-0. Just don’t tell that to a Husky fan. After each game Husky fans have been left with a sense of defeat. Squeaking out a one point victory over Hawaii and a seven point win over EWU can have that affect. Now the Huskies face their first opponent from a power five conference when they match up with the Fighting Illini of Illinois...
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Expectations for Petersen and Washington football

New Washington football coach Chris Petersen being introduced to the University of Washington (credit Spring is over which means it’s as good a time as ever to start looking ahead to next season. When Chris Petersen took over as head coach of the Washington football team he inherited a roster full of depth and talent, as well as some question marks. He also...
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Huskies unveil new uniforms

Today Nike released a new batch of updated uniforms for the University of Washington football team. Like many of the new uniforms coming from Nike these days, they are sure to resonate with the younger demographic while cause grumbling among the older fan base. The new uniforms feature three different helmets, three jerseys, and four pants with which the dawgs can mix and match to...
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Huskies Football spring preview: Defense

On Wednesday I previewed the offense. If you missed the preview for the offense, visit our Washington Football page. For the defense I will pick up right where I left off. Shaq Thomson LB How can anyone talk about the husky football team and not mention Shaq Thompson? When Steve Sarkisian and company stole Thompson from Cal in 2012, he landed one of the most talented athletes in...
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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