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    Thigpen Signs NFL Free Agent Contract

    Go Hoosiers! Marcus Thigpen signed a rookie free agent contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Marcus Thigpen signed a rookie free agent contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.
    Go Hoosiers!

    April 27, 2009

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana running back Marcus Thigpen has signed a rookie free agent contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.

    "We are proud of Marcus and pleased he received this opportunity," Lynch said. "He made a tremendous impact on our program and has a bright future ahead of him."

    Thigpen graduated with a bachelor of general studies in December 2008. He finished second in school history with 2,009 career kick return yards, third with 4,658 career all-purpose yards and tied for eighth with 21 career touchdowns. Thigpen became the first player in school history with over 1,000 yards in rushing (1,621), receiving (1,028) and kickoff returns (2,009) and became the 19th rusher in school history to cross the 1,500-yard rushing barrier.

    The Detroit native is just the fifth player in Indiana lore to go over 4,500 career all-purpose yards. He also finished fifth in Big Ten history with 2,009 kick return yards, tied for third with three kick return scores and shared sixth with 81 kickoff returns.

     

     

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