Washington linebacker Shaq Thompson, left, speaks to reporters following a news conference in Seattle. At right, UCLA linebacker Myles Jack walks along the sideline during a college football game against Texas in Arlington, Texas. Thompson and Jack are two of the nation’s top two-way players.
Washington linebacker Shaq Thompson, left, speaks to reporters following a news conference in Seattle. At right, UCLA linebacker Myles Jack walks along the sideline during a college football game against Texas in Arlington, Texas. Thompson and Jack are two of the nation’s top two-way players. AP
Washington linebacker Shaq Thompson, left, speaks to reporters following a news conference in Seattle. At right, UCLA linebacker Myles Jack walks along the sideline during a college football game against Texas in Arlington, Texas. Thompson and Jack are two of the nation’s top two-way players. AP
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January 05, 2015 8:27 PM

Hometown Report: Former Grant star Shaq Thompson leaves Washington for NFL draft

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Joe Davidson has covered sports for The Sacramento Bee since 1988. He's an award-winning authority on high school sports, specializing in going behind the scenes to report on what makes teams and athletes unique. Though Davidson has been accused of being a graduate of Del Oro, De La Salle, Elk Grove, Franklin, Grant, Granite Bay, Jesuit, Oak Ridge, Rocklin, St. Francis and many other local schools, he attended high school in Oregon, where he participated in football and track.

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