Clay registers two TD returns in Ute debut.
UTAH: In contention for the starting job, he will enter fall camp as the No. 2 quarterback … was extremely limited in spring ball while rehabilitating from knee surgery, but will be full strength by fall.
2014–Played in seven games with two starts before a season-ending injury against Oregon … starts came against Oregon State and Oregon … 1-1 as the starter … completed 32-of-52 (.615) pass attempts for 324 yards and two touchdowns (2 INT) … also rushed 56 times (third on the team) for 192 yards and one TD … came off bench on the fourth drive of the game against No. 8 UCLA and led Utah to upset win … completed 10-of-13 pass attempts for 95 yards and a 42-yard touchdown against the Bruins, and also rushed for 83 yards on 19 carries … passed for 87 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 71 yards and a TD vs. Fresno State … lettered.
PRIOR TO UTAH: Spent three years at Oklahoma (2011-13) … played in two games in 2013 after returning from a preseason foot injury, completing 4-of-13 passes for 64 yards and a touchdown (one interception) … in his collegiate debut against Iowa State, he was 2-of-4 passing for 47 yards (long of 44 yards) and a TD … also rushed twice for 21 yards against ISU … against Oklahoma State, he was 2-of-9 passing for 17 yards and an interception … redshirted in 2011 and did not play in 2012 … Under Armour All-American out of Southmoore HS (Okla.) … played in just three games as a senior due to an injury in the second game ... completed 25-of-34 passes for 295 yards and five touchdowns with no interceptions in those three games, while rushing 42 times for 237 yards and one TD ... earned the 2011 Franklin D. Watkins Memorial Trophy Award, recognizing outstanding achievement in athletics, scholastics and community service by an African-American male high school senior … rated the No. 3 player in Oklahoma by Rivals.com and the No. 21 quarterback in the country … attended the Elite 11 Quarterback Camp and won the award for Best Attitude … second-team all-state by The Oklahoman … threw for 2,793 yards (166-of-259) and 29 touchdowns as a junior in 2009, averaging 214.8 yards per game … also rushed for 466 yards and 10 touchdowns (134 carries) as a junior … named a VYPE Generation Next Athlete for 2009 … in six games as a sophomore, threw for 1,025 yards and 13 touchdowns while rushing for 136 yards.
PERSONAL: Son of Charles and Kori Thompson ... father played quarterback at Oklahoma from 1987-88 ... cousin of former Oklahoma defensive back Antonio Perkins and West Virginia senior wide receiver Jordan Thompson … member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma (mother Kori is half Kiowa) … received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Oklahoma in August, 2014 … pursuing a second degree in educational psychology at Utah … born May 14, 1992.