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Draft Scout Dylan Thompson News
09/07/15 - QB Dylan Thompson was waived by the 49ers Saturday (Sept. 5) in the cutdown to 53 players and signed to the practice squad Sunday.
05/06/15 - QB Dylan Thompson was signed as an undrafted free agent by the 49ers Tuesday (May 5).
11/15/14 - Dylan Thompson scored on a 4-yard keeper in overtime, giving South Carolina a 23-20 victory over Florida on Saturday. The Gamecocks ended a four-game losing streak in Southeastern Conference play and knocked the Gators out of contention in the muddled Eastern Division. The loss also could be the end for Gators coach Will Muschamp. The fourth-year coach has been on the hot seat all season, and a three-game losing streak at home could be the final blow in what's been a mediocre tenure. "Sometimes you have to just say it was meant to be," South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said. "It was meant to be for us to win this one."
Florida's biggest problem Saturday was special teams. The Gamecocks blocked a field goal in the fourth quarter that would have given the Gators a 10-point lead with a little more than 3 minutes to play. Florida also had a punt blocked with 39 seconds left, setting up the game-tying touchdown. Mike Davis recovered fumbled pitch in the end zone for a touchdown, and the extra point tied the game at 17 with 12 seconds remaining. - AP Sports
04/13/14 - South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier didn't get a lot of answers out of spring practice, but for once he came in without a lot of questions. Spurrier said after Saturday's spring game that he will wait until fall practice to name a backup quarterback. Spurrier already knows Dylan Thompson will be his starting quarterback. Also, second-team all-Southeastern Conference tailback Mike Davis will get most of the carries and four starters return on the offensive line from last year's 11-2 team. There are plenty of questions on defense because Spurrier won't let them loose on his offense in the spring. The Gamecocks must replace star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and nearly the entire secondary.
South Carolina has depth, minus just five seniors and four players who left early for the NFL off a team that won 11 games for a third straight season. The Gamecocks need to replace quarterback Connor Shaw, defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles and cornerback Victor Hampton. "We've got a lot of players who have been here quite a while. What that means is only that," Spurrier said. "It doesn't mean we're going to beat a lot of teams or not. We can go bad or we can good. We'll have to wait and see." Spurrier uses the spring game for his new guys, so Thompson and Davis saw limited action. Thompson was 8-for-11 for 129 yards, while Davis carried the ball just twice. After an earlier scrimmage, Spurrier suggested that the season might hinge on keeping Thompson healthy. He said after the spring game that it might be fall practice before he names his No. 2 QB. "The guy standing closest to me might get to go in," Spurrier said. - AP Sports
10/23/13 - South Carolina to start backup QB...South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier confirmed Wednesday that backup Dylan Thompson will replaced injured Connor Shaw as the starting quarterback for Saturday's Southeastern Conference game against Missouri. But Spurrier did not rule Shaw out of the game, saying it is possible that Shaw could serve as the backup. "(Shaw) may be able to dress and get back up, we don't know," Spurrier said, according to GoGamecocks.com. "But Dylan is definitely going to start the game, and it'll be his game to go with."
Thompson, a redshirt junior, will make his third career start when the fifth-ranked Tigers (7-0) come to Columbia, S.C. He is no stranger to big games, having led the Gamecocks to a win over Clemson in the final game of the 2012 regular season and throwing the winning touchdown pass against Michigan in the Outback Bowl. "It's time to let Dylan show what he can do," Spurrier said. Shaw sprained a knee late in South Carolina's SEC loss to Tennessee last Saturday and is limited in practice this week. - The Sports Xchange