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Xavier Thigpen
Xavier  Thigpen

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Hebron, Miss.

High School:
West Jones HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 240

Position:
DL

Experience:
3L

10/11/2017

Line Depth Providing Spark for Golden Eagle Defense

Southern Miss plays host to UTEP this Saturday at 6 p.m., at The Rock.

09/09/2017

Southern Miss Shuts Out Southern 45-0 Saturday at The Rock

The Golden Eagles improve to 1-1 on the season.

12/18/2016

Southern Miss top UL Lafayette 28-21 in New Orleans Bowl

Allenzae Staggers set New Orleans Bowl records with 11 catches for 230 yards.

12/06/2016

Conference USA Honors 12 Football Players with All-League Honors Tuesday

Cameron Tom, Dylan Bradley and D'Nerius Antoine were each first-team selections.

09/21/2016

Practice Report: Sept. 21

The Golden Eagles worked out in full pads Wednesday afternoon.

09/09/2017

Football vs Southern

Football vs Southern

09/02/2017

Football vs Kentucky

Football vs Kentucky

09/02/2017

Southern Miss vs. Kentucky (USATSI)

The Golden Eagles open the 2017 season by playing host to the Wildcats.

12/17/2016

New Orleans Bowl vs ULL

New Orleans Bowl vs ULL

11/05/2016

Football vs Charlotte

Football vs Charlotte

2016 (Redshirt Junior): Started all 13 games, finishing second on the team with 12.5 tackles-for-loss...Ended the season with 33 total tackles, including 20 solo...Blocked a punt after Southern Miss' first defensive series of the year at Kentucky, and later that game returned a fumble seven yards after a Dylan Bradley sack...Also had a sack-fumble in that game that was recovered by Bradley...Exploded for a Southern Miss season-high 4.0 TFL against Troy, the most by a Golden Eagle since Jamie Collins in 2012...Had 2.5 for the young season going into that one...Recorded two pass breakups and forced fumbles for the year...Best two games tackling-wise were against Troy (eight, all solo, career-high) and in the New Orleans Bowl versus ULL (six overall, four solo).

Heart of Dallas Bowl: Finished with one, solo tackle against Washington (12/26).

2015 (Redshirt Sophomore): Appeared in all 14 games, finishing with 23 tackles (16 solo)... Had 4.5 sacks... Also credited with two pass breakups and two quarterback hurries... Recovered an on-side kick at Rice (11/14)... Caught a 6-yard touchdown pass off fake field goal at the Owls (11/14).

2014 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw limited action, playing in one game ... Made collegiate debut on the road at UTSA.

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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