Skylar Thompson is a true dual threat quarterback, which makes him a dangerous part of the Kansas State football team.
Dual threat quarterbacks are a valuable part of college football these days and though he isn’t the most explosive runner ever, Kansas State football’s Skylar Thompson is still a potential danger to score while running the ball.
Throughout his Kansas State football career, Thompson has run for 1,083 yards and 22 touchdowns while leading the Wildcats’ offense.
Those stats aren’t exactly the most incredible thing ever, but it’s clear that Thompson can score while running the ball. In 2019, Thompson’s best year passing and rushing, he ran for 11 touchdowns.
Don’t believe that the Kansas State quarterback can be dangerous on the ground? Just check in with Lincoln Riley and his team. The Oklahoma Sooners are certainly aware of Thompson’s ability to run for touchdowns.
In 2019 against the Sooners, Thompson ran for four scores, leading the Wildcats to a 48-41 win over Oklahoma. In 2020, Thompson scored three rushing touchdowns, helping Kansas State beat Oklahoma 38-35.
It’s worth noting that he’s not the only versatile quarterback out there and he’s far from being the best runner at quarterback in the country.
There are far more athletic guys running around and there are plenty of other versatile quarterbacks in college football these days, but Thompson’s ability to score a bunch of touchdowns not only helps Kansas State win games, it’ll help him stay in contention for postseason awards.