A quarterback who started for three different major colleges in his amateur career is trying out for the Chargers this weekend.
Pete Thomas, who played at Colorado State, North Carolina State and Louisiana-Monroe, is one of the 15 tryout players at San Diego’s rookie minicamp, the club said Friday.
Thomas (6-5, 235) began his career at Colorado State, serving as the starter in 2010 and most of 2011 before suffering a season-ending injury. His replacement — now-Saints quarterback Garrett Grayson — would go on to win the starting job in 2012.
Thomas then transferred to North Carolina State, where he started 6-of-9 games in 2013. However, with the Wolfpack committing to other quarterbacks for 2014, Thomas transferred again, this time to Louisiana-Monroe, where he was a 12-game starter last season, completing 301-of-501 passes for 3,181 yards with 14 touchdowns and six interceptions.
Also trying out for the Chargers is Old Dominion’s Richard Ross, a forward on the school’s basketball team who is trying to make it as a football tight end. Ross tried out for the Vikings last week.