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Xavier Thigpen
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Xavier Thigpen

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Hebron, Miss.

High School:
West Jones HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 224

Position:
DL

Experience:
RS

09/24/2014

Football Continues Week With Spirited Practice

Southern Miss plays Rice to open the 2014 Conference USA slate on Saturday at The Rock.

2013 (Freshman): Did not compete during the season, taking a redshirt.

High School: Prepped for coach Scott Pierson at West Jones High School ... Tallied 58 tackles, six sacks and two fumble recoveries for his squad as a senior, which finished 8-3 and reached the first round of the 5A State Playoffs ... Played in the Mississippi North/South All-Star Game ... Notched 23 tackles with one sack and three fumble recoveries during junior season ... Also played basketball ... First cousin of current Southern Miss teammate Dasman McCullum ... Also played basketball and was a member of the track & field team ... Named All-State, All-Region, All-District and Team MVP on the hardwood ... Tabbed Defensive Player of the Year as a junior and senior in basketball ... Averaged 25 points per game with 12 rebounds per game ... Earned All-State, All-Region and All-District honors in track & field ... Set a school-record in the discus with a throw of 167 feet.

Personal: Full name is Xavier James Thigpen ... Son of Deanna and Terry Thigpen ... Has two older brothers, Terrance and Joshua ... Born on Dec. 27, 1994 in Laurel, Miss. ... Majoring in criminal justice.

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