Last year Florida State running back Chris Thompson left the game against Wake Forest unsure whether or not he would ever set foot on a football field again.
The Seminoles’ leading rusher left the game after a big hit that broke two vertebrae in his back.
You can’t write a story any better than this: Thompson finished the day with 197 rushing yards on only nine carries and two touchdowns in his return against Wake Forest.
The Seminoles have been easing the dynamic scat-back into action but he made the most of his touches in this game. Including two receptions, Thompson had 11 touches and averaged 20 yards per touch.
It is great to see Thompson back and flashing the big-play ability he did before his injury. He has looked understandably timid so far this season but hopefully this game boost his confidence for the rest of his senior season.
As a prospect, Thompson is a small but explosive runner with great straight line speed and cutting ability. He needs to bulk up and add mass to his legs, but his burst his impressive.
If he can stay healthy for the rest of the year and build off this performance, Thompson has potential to be a mid round pick as a complimentary back and special teamer with potential to develop a full skillset.