Tyler Thigpen life and biography

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Tyler Thigpen biography

Date of birth : 1984-04-14
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Winnsboro, South Carolina
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-20
Credited as : Football player NFL, quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Tyler Thigpen was the first quarterback to play for the Coastal Carolina, which formed a football program in 2002 and didn’t begin play until 2003. He led the Chanticleers program to a 30-8 record as its starting quarterback. Tyler holds the single-season and career passing records in every major statistical category at Coastal Carolina.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Acquired from the Kansas City Chiefs on September 29, 2009 in exchange for a 2010 fifth-round (142nd overall) draft choice ... Was claimed off waivers by the Chiefs on September 2, 2007 from the Minnesota Vikings ... Originally was a seventh round pick (217th overall) of the Vikings in the 2007 NFL Draft.

2010 - For the season is 2-6 for 15 yards with no touchdowns and one interception ... Played in a reserve role once, did not play once and was the third quarterback twice this season ... For the preseason was 28-49 for 381 yards with two touchdowns and one interception for a rating of 87.2 ... Played in a reserve role three preseason games.

2009 - Saw action in two games (one with Chiefs and one with Dolphins) ... Finished season 4-8 for 83 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions ... Also had two carries for three yards ... Played in a reserve role vs. Baltimore (9/13) and had one rush for two yards ... Served as the third quarterback in two other games with the Chiefs ... Was the third quarterback in 12 games with the Dolphins ... Played in relief role following injuries to Chad Henne and Pat White vs. Pittsburgh (1/3/10) and went 4-8 for 83 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions ... His touchdown pass came on a 34-yard scoring strike to Davone Bess ... Rushed one time for one yard.

2008 - Played in 14 games with 11 starts with the Chiefs ... Finished 230-420 (54.8%) for 2,608 yards with 18 touchdown passes and 12 interceptions for a rating of 76.0 ... Also had 62 rushes for 386 yards (6.2 avg.) and three touchdowns ... Also posted one reception for 37 yards ... His 2,608 yards and 18 touchdown passes were the most by a Chiefs passer since Trent Green had 4,014 yards and 27 touchdowns in 2005 ... Was seventh in the AFC in touchdown passes ... His 386 rushing yards led all NFL quarterbacks and was the highest single season total by a QB in Chiefs’ history ... Enjoyed a string of 161 consecutive pass attempts without an interception, the third-longest streak in Chiefs’ history ... Made first NFL start at Atlanta (9/21), going 14-36 for 128 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions ... Registered an 84.6 passer rating in his last ten starts, the sixth highest mark in the AFC during that time frame ... Was 25-36 for 280 yards and two touchdowns, good for a career-high 110.9 rating, at the N.Y. Jets (10/26) ... Connected on career-high 27 of 41 attempts for 266 yards and career-best three touchdowns for a 108.4 rating at San Diego (11/9) ... Registered first win as an NFL starter, going 15-22 for 162 yards and a touchdown along with a career-high 11 carries for 48 yards, at Oakland (11/30) ... Connected on 20 of 41 passes for a career-high 320 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions vs. Miami (12/21), including a 75-yard reception to Jamaal Charles ... Also had six rushes for a career-high 57 yards and one touchdown.

2007 - Played in one contest as a rookie ... Served as the Chiefs’ third quarterback in 11 games ... Made NFL debut by going 2-6 for 41 yards and an interception vs. San Diego (12/2), in place of the injured Damon Huard ... Suffered left knee injury during practice on December 5 ... Was placed on injured reserve the next day.

COLLEGE
Was a four-year letterman at Coastal Carolina (2003-06) ... Appeared in 41 games and was the first-ever quarterback in the history of the school, which formed a football program in 2002 and didn’t begin play until 2003 ... Completed 486 of 879 passes for 6,598 yards with 53 touchdowns and 25 interceptions during collegiate career ... Also rushed for 1,626 yards on 346 carries with 13 touchdowns ... Led the Chanticleers program to a 30-8 record as a starter ... Was named as Big South Conference Player of the Year as a senior in 2006 ... Completed 217 of 339 passes for 3,296 yards and 29 touchdowns ... Also rushed for 656 yards with five scores ... Majored in sports management.

PERSONAL

Attended Fairfield Central High School in Winnsboro, S.C. ... Was an All-South Carolina selection as running back his senior year ... Younger brother of Chris who played guard at South Carolina and Louisville ... Shopped with a children in need from local schools as part of the Kids and Fins Publix Shopping Spree ... Took part in the inaugural Miami Dolphins Touchdown For Life Blood Drive ... Participated in the Miami Dolphins Foundation’s golf and fishing tournaments as well as Kids Fishing Clinic ... Walked in the Lauren’s Kids Foundation Walk to bring awareness to juvenile sexual abuse ... Served food to individuals in need at the Cooperative Feeding Program ... Born April 14, 1984.

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