BIOGRAPHY: Moved into the starting lineup as a sophomore, and has been a productive ball carrier, pass catcher and return specialist
for Indiana. Led the team in rushing as a senior, posting 94/631/7, when he also added 13/235/2 as a pass catcher and averaged
22.4 yards on 38 kick returns. Junior running totals included 138/568, with 21/181/3 as a pass catcher. Led the nation as
a sophomore, when he averaged 30.1 yards on 24 kick returns, bringing three back for scores.
POSITIVES: Thigpen is a multi-dimensional ball carrier with the skills to help an NFL team in a variety of ways. He does not possess
the physical size to be an every-down player, yet he shows the ability to be a terrific third-down back. Thigpen's production
on special teams this summer will dictate whether or not he makes a final roster.
NEGATIVES: Shows little-to-no strength in his running, and brought down by ankle tackles. Gives effort blocking, yet gets marginal results.
Solid pass catcher out of the backfield, yet he�s never been a true threat as a receiver.
ANALYSIS: Quick footed ball carrier who displays outstanding open field running skills. Patient, waits for blocks to develop, and quickly
finds the hole. Elusive, creates his own yardage, and makes defenders miss. Runs low to the ground, plays with excellent balance,
and shows a burst of speed. Easily turns the corner, uses blocks everywhere on the field, and shows toughness in his all-around
game. Consistently gives his offense good field position with long kick returns.