Last Chance U is a favorite among football fans, a show that follows select players trying to make it in professional football. We’ve already seen arguably the shows biggest star, Ronald Ollie receive an invite. Now we’ve learned that Carlos Thompson from season 3 has received and invite to the XFL Draft as well.
As the docu-series showed at the end of the season, Thompson was headed to play at Missouri Western, one of the top Division II programs. Thompson just turned 23 years old, and noted on the documentary that he has already used up all of his DI eligibility. If he wanted to continue playing football, Thompson had to go down to a DII program. As noted on the show, Thompson’s mother spent $14,000 to get all of her son’s transcripts, and help him become eligible to play at Independence.
Thompson was initially a three-star recruit, and committed to play at Texas Tech. The Red Raiders were the only major offer for Thompson coming out high school, per 247 Sports. According to Sports Reference, Thompson appeared in three games at Texas Tech, and had five punt returns for 43 total yards. As 1340 the Fan notes, Thompson was part of a star-studded Texas Tech program in 2013 that included Davis Webb and Baker Mayfield.
Thompson had a solid season at Independence with 48 receptions for 544 yards and three touchdowns. The show documented Thompson’s attitude change and his transformation into being a quality teammate. Last Chance U showed Thompson as one of the players that transformed the most during the season.
Stay up to date with all the latest invites with our XFL Draft Tracker. You can checkout some or Thompson’s highlights from ‘Last Chance U’ below: