Former Wichita HS standout starts for KU

Published: Sep. 10, 2017 at 5:38 PM CDT
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It was tough to find a bright spot in KU's 45-27 loss to Central Michigan, but Wichitans can applaud a local standout.

Former Northwest Grizzly Deron Thompson started in the backfield for Kansas Saturday night, racking up 48 yards on 10 carries. It was his second game since transferring from Colorado State in 2016 and sitting out one year.

Thompson was the Kansas Player of the Year in 2013 and an all-metro selection both 2012 and 2013.

He said he was thrilled to start, but they're deep at running back.

"We're ready for it. We knew we would have to carry the load, me and Dom (Williams)," he said. "Or it would be me and Khalil (Herbert), just whoever would lead, but we knew we would have to carry the load and we were ready for it."

KU faces Ohio on the road Saturday at 11:00 CT.