SEATTLE — Washington may have found its quarterback for the upcoming season after Kevin Thomson, the 2019 Big Sky Conference offensive player of the year, joined the Huskies as a graduate transfer.
Washington announced Thomson’s signing to a financial aid agreement Wednesday. Thomson was a third-team AP All-American at the FCS level last season, when he led Sacramento State to the second round of the FCS playoffs. Thomson finished tied for third in voting for the Walter Payton Award as the top offensive player in the country at the FCS level.
Thomson threw for 3,216 yards and 27 touchdowns, and added another 619 yards rushing and 12 TDs last season.
He is a 2014 graduate of Auburn Riverside High School outside of Seattle and started his career at UNLV before transferring to Sacramento State.
“We’re really pleased that Kevin is returning to play for his hometown school,” Washington coach Jimmy Lake said in a statement. “He adds a lot of experience to our quarterbacks room and should help raise the level of competition for everyone.”
Thomson is expected to be in a competition for the starting job with returning players Jacob Sirmon and Dylan Morris and incoming freshman Ethan Garbers. Jacob Eason started last season for Washington in his only season playing for the Huskies.