Clay registers two TD returns in Ute debut.
Utah took on Idaho State to open the 2014 football season.
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 current West Virginia 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 ... plans to pursue postgraduate work in educational psychology at Utah ... born May 14, 1992.