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Tyler Thigpen
QB #4
Height:
6-1
Weight:
216
Age:
31
College:
Coastal Carolina University
Experience:
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Biography

Career Transactions: Selected by Minnesota Vikings as first of two seventh-round choices (217th overall) in 2007 NFL Draft, April 29, 2007…Signed first contract, May 18, 2007…Waived by Vikings, Sept. 1, 2007…Claimed off waivers by Kansas City Chiefs, Sept. 2, 2007…Placed on injured reserve (knee), Dec. 6, 2007…Traded by Chiefs to Miami Dolphins for 2010 fifth-round selection, Sept. 29, 2009…Signed by Buffalo Bills as unrestricted free agent, July 30, 2011…Not asked to re-sign by Bills, June 4, 2013…Signed by Cleveland Browns as free agent, May 1, 2014.

At a Glance:

  • Was the first QB in the history of the Coastal Carolina football program, which formed in 2002 and began play in 2003. Compiled a 30-8 record and holds the school record in every major statistical passing category. Led the Chanticleers to three Big South Conference championships playing alongside future NFL players WR Jerome Simpson and RB Mike Tolbert.
  • Was the first player in Coastal Carolina and Big South Conference history to be drafted in the NFL.
  • Played RB his senior year of high school before transitioning to QB in college.
  • Enjoys golfing and wake surfing behind his wakeboard boat.

Career Highlights: Appeared in 29 games with 12 career starts…Last start came in 2010…Most extensive action came in 2008 with the Kansas City Chiefs when he appeared in 14 games with 11 starts.

Seasonal Reviews:

2013: Did not play in the NFL.

2012: Appeared in four games as a reserve with the Bills…Completed three passes of five attempts for 30 yards.

2011: Played in three games as a reserve…Competed three of eight passes for 25 yards with one interception.

2010: Appeared in five games with one start…Completed 33 of 62 passes for 435 yards, two TDs and two interceptions…(11/14) vs. Ten.: Threw first TD pass of the season on a 9-yard strike to TE Anthony Fasano in the fourth quarter to seal the victory…(11/18) vs. Chi.: Made only start of the season…Threw for 187 yards and an interception, completing 17 of 29 passes…(1/3) vs. Pit.: Threw second TD of the season on a 34-yard pass to WR Davone Bess.

2009: Appeared in one game with the Chiefs and one game with the Dolphins…Traded from the Kansas City to Miami on Sept. 29…(1/3/2010): Appeared in the Dolphins season finale and completed four of eight passes for 83, including a 34-yard TD to WR Davone Bess.

2008: Saw most extensive action of career, appearing in 14 games with 11 starts…Completed 230 of 420 passes for 2,608 yards with 18 TDs and 12 INTs…(9/14) vs. Oak.: Registered his first career TD pass when he hooked up with TE Tony Gonzalez for a 2-yard score…(9/21) at Atl.: Made his first career NFL start…Completed 14 of 36 passes for 128 yards and a 15-yard TD…(11/9) at SD: Registered single-game highs in completions (27) and TDs (three)…Finished with 266 yards passing…(11/23) vs. Buf.: Tied a career-high of three TD passes…(11/30) at Oak.: Earned his first career win as a starter…(12/21) vs. Mia.: Set a career-high with 320 passing yards and added two TD passes

2007: Drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the seventh round (217th overall)…Played in one game…(12/2) Made his first NFL appearance…Finished with two completions on six attempts for 41 yards and an interception.

College: Four-year letterman at Coastal Carolina University (2003-06)…Was the first QB in the history of the program, which formed in 2002 and began play in 2003…Didn’t play quarterback until his redshirt season (2002) at CCU…Led the Chanticleers to three Big South Conference championships…Holds the school record in every major statistical passing category…Completed 486 of 879 passes for 6,598 with 53 TDs and 25 interceptions…Added 1,626 rushing yards and 13 scores…Also averaged 43.2 yards a punt and was 17-of-23 on PATs and 4-for-4 on field goal attempts…Compiled a 30-8 record as a starter…Named Big South Conference Player of the Year in 2006…Set a Big South record with 8,224 yards of total offense…Majored in sports management.

Personal: Given name is Tyler Beckham Thigpen…Born in Winnsboro, S.C…Was the first player in Coastal Carolina and Big South Conference history to be drafted in the NFL…Brother, Chris, was an OL at Louisville…High School: Attended Fairfield Central High School…Earned all-state honors as a senior RB…Also played WR, K and P…Earned four letters in baseball…Hobbies/Interests: Avid golfer…Owns a wake board boat and enjoys wake surfing.

Career Transactions: Selected by Minnesota Vikings as first of two seventh-round choices (217th overall) in 2007 NFL Draft, April 29, 2007…Signed first contract, May 18, 2007…Waived by Vikings, Sept. 1, 2007…Claimed off waivers by Kansas City Chiefs, Sept. 2, 2007…Placed on injured reserve (knee), Dec. 6, 2007…Traded by Chiefs to Miami Dolphins for 2010 fifth-round selection, Sept. 29, 2009…Signed by Buffalo Bills as unrestricted free agent, July 30, 2011…Not asked to re-sign by Bills, June 4, 2013…Signed by Cleveland Browns as free agent, May 1, 2014.

At a Glance:

  • Was the first QB in the history of the Coastal Carolina football program, which formed in 2002 and began play in 2003. Compiled a 30-8 record and holds the school record in every major statistical passing category. Led the Chanticleers to three Big South Conference championships playing alongside future NFL players WR Jerome Simpson and RB Mike Tolbert.
  • Was the first player in Coastal Carolina and Big South Conference history to be drafted in the NFL.
  • Played RB his senior year of high school before transitioning to QB in college.
  • Enjoys golfing and wake surfing behind his wakeboard boat.

Career Highlights: Appeared in 29 games with 12 career starts…Last start came in 2010…Most extensive action came in 2008 with the Kansas City Chiefs when he appeared in 14 games with 11 starts.

Seasonal Reviews:

2013: Did not play in the NFL.

2012: Appeared in four games as a reserve with the Bills…Completed three passes of five attempts for 30 yards.

2011: Played in three games as a reserve…Competed three of eight passes for 25 yards with one interception.

2010: Appeared in five games with one start…Completed 33 of 62 passes for 435 yards, two TDs and two interceptions…(11/14) vs. Ten.: Threw first TD pass of the season on a 9-yard strike to TE Anthony Fasano in the fourth quarter to seal the victory…(11/18) vs. Chi.: Made only start of the season…Threw for 187 yards and an interception, completing 17 of 29 passes…(1/3) vs. Pit.: Threw second TD of the season on a 34-yard pass to WR Davone Bess.

2009: Appeared in one game with the Chiefs and one game with the Dolphins…Traded from the Kansas City to Miami on Sept. 29…(1/3/2010): Appeared in the Dolphins season finale and completed four of eight passes for 83, including a 34-yard TD to WR Davone Bess.

2008: Saw most extensive action of career, appearing in 14 games with 11 starts…Completed 230 of 420 passes for 2,608 yards with 18 TDs and 12 INTs…(9/14) vs. Oak.: Registered his first career TD pass when he hooked up with TE Tony Gonzalez for a 2-yard score…(9/21) at Atl.: Made his first career NFL start…Completed 14 of 36 passes for 128 yards and a 15-yard TD…(11/9) at SD: Registered single-game highs in completions (27) and TDs (three)…Finished with 266 yards passing…(11/23) vs. Buf.: Tied a career-high of three TD passes…(11/30) at Oak.: Earned his first career win as a starter…(12/21) vs. Mia.: Set a career-high with 320 passing yards and added two TD passes

2007: Drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the seventh round (217th overall)…Played in one game…(12/2) Made his first NFL appearance…Finished with two completions on six attempts for 41 yards and an interception.

College: Four-year letterman at Coastal Carolina University (2003-06)…Was the first QB in the history of the program, which formed in 2002 and began play in 2003…Didn’t play quarterback until his redshirt season (2002) at CCU…Led the Chanticleers to three Big South Conference championships…Holds the school record in every major statistical passing category…Completed 486 of 879 passes for 6,598 with 53 TDs and 25 interceptions…Added 1,626 rushing yards and 13 scores…Also averaged 43.2 yards a punt and was 17-of-23 on PATs and 4-for-4 on field goal attempts…Compiled a 30-8 record as a starter…Named Big South Conference Player of the Year in 2006…Set a Big South record with 8,224 yards of total offense…Majored in sports management.

Personal: Given name is Tyler Beckham Thigpen…Born in Winnsboro, S.C…Was the first player in Coastal Carolina and Big South Conference history to be drafted in the NFL…Brother, Chris, was an OL at Louisville…High School: Attended Fairfield Central High School…Earned all-state honors as a senior RB…Also played WR, K and P…Earned four letters in baseball…Hobbies/Interests: Avid golfer…Owns a wake board boat and enjoys wake surfing.