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11 - Joe Thigpen
Joe Thigpen
Birth Date: 12/31/1988
Height: 6-1
Weight: 208
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Crestview, Fla.
High School: Crestview HS
Position: Quarterback
2009: Named Second-Team All-SCAC... played in and started all 10 games as a junior... led the team in passing with 177 attempts and 87 completions for 1,205 yards... ranked fifth in the SCAC in passing average per game and sixth in passing efficiency... led team in total offense with 1,673 yards... 468 rushing yards on 166 carries, ranks 4th in SCAC... rushing yardage ranks third on the team... he is also fourth on the team in touchdowns scored with six rushing TDs in 2009... made the SCAC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2008: Named Second-Team All-SCAC... played in all 10 games, starting eight times... led the Panthers with 1,079 passing yards, completing 77 of 133 passes for eight touchdowns... third on the team in rushing with 141 attempts for 378 yards and eight touchdowns... averaged 37.8 yards rushing and 107.9 passing yards per game... second on the team with 48 points... 1,457 total offensive yards, averaging 145.7 per contest... had a season-high 94 yards rushing against Sewanee and completed a season-high 13 passes against Centre College... ranked fifth in the SCAC in total offense and pass efficiency (138.2), and ranked sixth in passing average per game... listed on the SCAC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2007: Second-Team All-SCAC... started all 10 games at quarterback... led the Panthers in rushing, passing, points and total offense... rushed 128 times for 367 yards and nine touchdowns while completing 167 of 289 passes for 2,059 yards and 13 touchdowns... scored 54 points and averaged 242.6 yards of total offense per contest... completed a season-high 25 passes versus Centre College and Colorado College and threw for 328 yards against Centre College... ranked fifth in the SCAC in passing yards and total offense per game and was fourth with a 124.9 pass efficiency... completed 20-plus passes four times... tossed two touchdown passes in five games, including a school record 80-yard scoring strike to Walter Arrington against Trinity University... rushed for a season-high 89 yards versus LaGrange College... threw two and rushed for three touchdowns against Mississippi College.

Pre-BSC: All-District and All-Area honoree at Crestview High School in Crestview, Fla., where he lettered three seasons under Coach Matt Brunson... named MVP of the All-Star Game and helped lead the Bulldogs to the 2005 district title... holds the school record for career passing yards after passing for 1,440 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior... also lettered in baseball.

Personal: Son of Lee and Cathy Thigpen... born on Dec. 31, 1988... majoring in business administration... married his wife, Laura, in the summer of 2010.