Jack Thompson

Jack Thompson was born in Tutuila, American Samoa, but grew up in the Pacific Northwest and went to Evergreen High School.

He attended Washington State University where he earned the nickname “The Throwin’ Samoan,” and finished his college career as the most prolific passer in NCAA history, throwing for 7,818 yards.

Thompson was the first-round draft pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in 1979.

After his football career, he settled in Seattle and became a mortgage banker and volunteer quarterback coach at Ballard High School.