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Freshman wideout Thompson gets chance, steps up

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LEWISTON — Once a youngster collecting autographs from Jason Hill and Michael Bumpus, John Thompson got a productive taste Wednesday of what it’s like to catch passes in Washington State’s offense.

Thompson is a freshman walk-on from Bethel High School in Spanaway, and as such, he is trying to do everything he can to carve out some kind of role on WSU’s football roster.

He’s at least getting noticed. During the Cougars’ 7-on-7 period Wednesday, coach Mike Leach became frustrated…

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