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Awaiting medical waiver, Thompson could play this fall

Talked with some folks over at Temple on Tuesday and they are optimistic that Florida transfer Colin Thompson will don the cherry and white this season.

Awaiting medical waiver, Thompson could play this fall

Talked with some folks over at Temple on Tuesday and they are optimistic that Florida transfer Colin Thompson will don the cherry and white this season.

As it stands now, Thompson, a tight end, is awaiting a medical waiver from the NCAA that will allow him to play for Temple this fall. If and when it goes through, Thompson should have 2-3 years of eligibility remaining. The NCAA, according to a source familiar with the situation, is likely rule on Thompson’s status by mid-August.

The 6-4, 256-pound sophomore also visited Penn State. One of the top tight ends in the nation in 2012, foot injuries have limited him to just three games with the Gators over the last two years.

According to sources familiar with Thompson’s health, the former Archbishop Wood star has been running, working out and in very good condition. In the meantime, as long as he has medical clearance, Thompson will be permitted to practice with the Owls.

Thompson could play a huge role with the Owls this season. Temple lost top receiver Robbie Anderson due to academic woes, and they are in need of a tight end to replace Chris Coyer. 

 

John Mitchell
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John Mitchell is in his second year covering Temple after two seasons covering the 76ers for the Inquirer, after joining the paper in November 2011. He covered the Washington Wizards for the Washington Times from 1998 to 2008. He's also worked at the Philadelphia Tribune, the Wilmington News Journal, Courier-Post, Trenton Times and Elmira Star-Gazette. He graduated from Overbrook High School and Howard University in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter @jmitchinquirer or reach him at jmitchell@philly.com.

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