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Thompson Hired by Lions

By Cole Bryson

Former South Carolina Gamecock Dylan Thompson is back in the NFL. The Boiling Springs native has taken a job with the Detroit Lions as a Character/ Player Development Coach.

Thompson, who played for South Carolina from 2011-2014 made it to the NFL as a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams.

Following his brief NFL career, Thompson took a position at Charleston Southern as a player development coach for their men’s basketball team.

Thompson is currently unable to comment on his new role with the Lions until further notice.

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