93 Chris Thigpen


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At UWG: Young specialist returning to Braves’ for final campaign in 2005 … very hard worker who has served in a reserve role during most of his career … saw action in season opener a year ago vs. Carson-Newman … will enter fall camp as a contender for long snap duties this season …

High School: Learned all about winning as prep performer for legendary coach Luther Welsh at Thomson High … started 38 straight games over three-year span for the Bulldogs …¬was a team captain, earned honorable mention all-region honors, and was named player of the week for efforts vs. Richmond Academy …¬was NewsChannel 6-WJBF Scholar Athlete of the Week winner, and winner of Mac Bowman Academic Athlete Award … beyond football, was also a star on soccer team … was a four-year starter, two-year captain and two-year Coach’s Award winner; led team in assists …

Personal: Born August 8, 1984 …¬son of Walley and Brenda Thigpen … has a plethora of hobbies, including hunting, fishing, going to church and eating at Praises’ … other favorites include, other sport: baseball; musical genre: oldies and country; music performers: George Jones and Jimmy Buffet; UWG class: Surfing the Internet for Success; foods: BBQ ribs, grandma’s biscuits, and Praises’ sweet potato pie; TV show: Chappell’s Show; movies: Cool Hand Luke and Varsity Blues … sports heroes are baseball star Fred McGriff and brother, Ben Thigpen … brilliant student, carrying 4.0 GPA throughout college career and is a member of Gulf South Conference Academic Honor Roll … majoring in Physical Education with a minor in Mathematics.

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