Hometown Report

September 29, 2014 6:20 PM

Hometown Report: Former Grant star Syd Quan Thompson returns as coach while he waits for phone to ring

Syd Quan Thompson keeps his cellphone handy, just in case. He’s a cornerback for hire. But the former Grant High School and Cal star awaits a call that may not materialize, a victim of a tendon operation that is often the kiss of death for athletes who rely on backpedaling, quick stops and starts. Thompson pointed to his right foot and sighed. A sock conceals the scar from reconstructive surgery in 2011, when a ruptured Achilles’ derailed his NFL dreams.

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