An already loaded Toledo Rockets receiving corps just got a little stronger for 2018, since Cody Thompson will take advantage of a medical hardship waiver and don the midnight blue and gold one more year.
One last ride pic.twitter.com/gxfhfJCPNm— Cody Thompson (@cthom1441) December 26, 2017
While Logan Woodside will be in the NFL, whomever is chucking balls for the Rockets will have a bevy of talented receivers to chose from. Thompson was battling Buffalo phenom Anthony Johnson to lead the league in yards per contest when he went down in the 5th game of the season. They were the only two from the MAC to average over 100 per contest. Fellow Rocket Dionte Johnson finished the season 3rd in the conference behind the two with 96.7 receiving yards per game. Jon’Vea Johnson also returns, along with multiple young guns.
An interesting point brought up by Jordan Strack is that Toledo needed to make the conference championship game to even make it an option for Thompson.
Toledo Wide Receiver Cody Thompson will return to UT for another season. He broke his leg during the EMU game & because the Rockets made it to the MAC Title game, he earned a medical hardship waiver. Just huge news for Toledo.— Jordan Strack (@JordanStrack) December 26, 2017
I am glad for the turn of events, because I was exceptionally bummed for Thompson when I learned of his injury. After going for 1269 yards as a junior, and motoring right along in his senior campaign, it could have been a million dollar injury. While his numbers might drop with a new QB, he can at least show the NFL that he has recovered from his injury so there is less of a gamble from that angle.