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Damien Thigpen
RB #42
Height:
5-8
Weight:
180
College:
UCLA
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Biography

College Career: Played in 38 games with five starts during his UCLA career … totaled 419 rushing yards and three TDs on 95 carries while adding 31 receptions for 267 yards and two scores … also returned 27 kickoffs for 640 yards … saw action in seven games and made two starts as a senior in 2013 … ran for 73 yards and a TD on 18 carries and caught five passes for six yards … had his best season as a junior, finishing third on the team with 262 rushing yards on 50 carries while playing in 10 games with three starts … scored two TDs on the ground and added 18 receptions for 211 yards and two receiving scores … also returned 14 kickoffs for 376 yards (26.9 avg.) and had two special teams tackles … redshirted in 2011 … played in eight games as a sophomore in 2010 before suffering a shoulder injury … contributed mostly on special teams, totaling five tackles … had one carry for 22 yards and one reception for nine yards while returning nine kickoffs for 192 yards… appeared in all 13 games as a true freshman in 2009 … had 11 special teams tackles and a forced fumble while running for 62 yards on 26 carries, catching seven passes for 41 yards and returning four kickoffs for 72 yards.

College Career: Played in 38 games with five starts during his UCLA career … totaled 419 rushing yards and three TDs on 95 carries while adding 31 receptions for 267 yards and two scores … also returned 27 kickoffs for 640 yards … saw action in seven games and made two starts as a senior in 2013 … ran for 73 yards and a TD on 18 carries and caught five passes for six yards … had his best season as a junior, finishing third on the team with 262 rushing yards on 50 carries while playing in 10 games with three starts … scored two TDs on the ground and added 18 receptions for 211 yards and two receiving scores … also returned 14 kickoffs for 376 yards (26.9 avg.) and had two special teams tackles … redshirted in 2011 … played in eight games as a sophomore in 2010 before suffering a shoulder injury … contributed mostly on special teams, totaling five tackles … had one carry for 22 yards and one reception for nine yards while returning nine kickoffs for 192 yards… appeared in all 13 games as a true freshman in 2009 … had 11 special teams tackles and a forced fumble while running for 62 yards on 26 carries, catching seven passes for 41 yards and returning four kickoffs for 72 yards.

Personal: Was a four-time letter winner at Stonewall Jackson (Manassas, VA) High School … rated No. 24 nationally among “athletes” by ESPNU … was a Super Prep All-Mid-Atlantic Region and a Prep Star All-Atlantic Region selection … was a two-time team captain and four-year starter … named all-district and all-region all four years … played just five games as a senior due to a shoulder injury, but rushed for 806 yards and 16 TDs on 123 carries … had 79 carries for 632 yards and seven TDs in six games played as a junior … rushed for 600 yards and seven TDs on 60 carries as a sophomore … also earned four letters in track and field and was a team captain all four seasons … uncle, Gene Lang, was a running back at LSU and played seven seasons in the NFL with the Broncos (1984-87) and Falcons (1988-90) … majored in Sociology.

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