Rewind: Live chat with former WSU quarterback Jack Thompson
When Jack Thompson concluded his college football career at Washington State University, he had become the most prolific passer in school history and NCAA history.
He finished with a then-NCAA record of 7,818 passing yards and set numerous Pac-10 records for attempts, completions and touchdowns.
Thompson, a fan favorite who was nicknamed "The Throwin Samoan" by a Spokane sports writer, earned all-conference honors three times and is one of only two players in WSU history to have his number retired.
He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals with the No. 3 overall pick in the 1979 NFL Draft and played six seasons of pro football with Cincinnati and Tampa Bay.
Thompson talked about his playing days in Pullman, his take on the current state of Cougar football and much more in a live chat Feb. 2 on seattletimes.com.