Thraser, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound, right-hander from Suwanee, Ga., saw limited action last season, appearing in three games, rushing five times for 10 yards and completing 2-of-2 passes for 17 yards.
He battling for the Chanticleers’ starting job in the 2016 preseason before having season-ending surgery on his throwing arm. He had three rushes his sophomore season for 22 yards and completed 5-of-11 passes for 52 yards. He earned the starting job at Louisana-Monroe, but played just one play as the result of a knee injury following a 10-yard rush.
He was a three-star recruit by ESPN/Scout.com and 247Sports.com and rated the 47th best quarterback in the nation out of high school. He completed 158-of-264 passes for 2,309 yards and 24 touchdowns with five interceptions his senior year. Prior to his senior season, he was fourth-rated, pro-style quarterback in the state of Georgia.