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Xavier Thigpen
Xavier  Thigpen

RS Senior

Hebron, Miss.

High School:
West Jones HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 240




Southern Miss Postgame Notes


Football Finishes Regular Season Saturday at Marshall

Game time is set for 1:30 p.m. CT/2:30 p.m. ET.


Football Finishes Home Slate with Charlotte on Saturday

Game time is set for 2 p.m., at The Rock


Southern Miss Continues Stingy Run Defense with a Stout Defensive Line


Southern Miss Falls at Home to UAB Saturday Night

The Golden Eagles fall 30-12 to the Blazers.


Charlotte at Southern Miss (USATSI)

Charlotte at Southern Miss photos. Images by USATSI


Football vs Charlotte

Football vs Charlotte


Football vs UAB

Football vs UAB


Football vs Southern

Football vs Southern


Football vs Kentucky

Football vs Kentucky

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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