‘Throwin’ Samoan’ returns to Evergreen campus to honor his alma mater









Photos courtesy Highline Public Schools

Former Evergreen High, Washington State and NFL quarterback Jack Thompson returned to his alma mater on Friday, March 25, to present a commemorative NFL Golden Football to honor his early years as a Wolverine.

Thompson is a 1974 Evergreen alum, and he earned the nickname “Throwin’ Samoan” when he played at WSU.

He also played for the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl XVI after being chosen as a first-round draft pick.

“The best part about Jack is his dedication to his community,” Highline Public Schools said in a statement. “We are very proud of Jack’s accomplishments. We are even more proud of his commitment to our students. He is a role model and inspires our students to work hard and dream big!”

As part of the nationwide ‪#‎SB50‬ celebration, the ‪#‎NFL‬ started the ‪#‎SBHonorRoll‬ to acknowledge schools and communities that have directly influenced Super Bowl history and impacted the game for the better.


One Response to “‘Throwin’ Samoan’ returns to Evergreen campus to honor his alma mater”
  1. Butch says:

    Go Wolverines!

    GO COUGS!!!

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