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Shaq Thompson | Safety

Team: Washington Huskies
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210

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Washington LB coach Peter Sirmon said sophomore DB Shaq Thompson "can be as good as this place has seen in a long, long time."
"He survived on pure ability last year," Sirmon added. "Now he actually knows what he’s doing." Thompson dabbled in minor league baseball prior to the 2012 season and failed miserably, but his future looks extremely bright as a defensive back for the Huskies. "This year, I’m way more comfortable," Thompson said. "I know my assignments on defense; I know what I’m supposed to do on every call." Sat, Aug 24, 2013 11:22:00 AM

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Washington freshman DB Shaq Thompson has chosen to stick with football after beginning his minor league baseball career 0-for-39 with 37 strikeouts.

Thompson was projected as a two sport star for the Huskies but will now focus on football according Mark McDermott of the Sacramento Bee. The freshman was an 18th round pick by the Red Sox and spent the summer with the organization's minor league. Thompson will compete for time at free safety.
Sun, Jul 29, 2012 10:53:00 AM