The Miami Dolphins didn't waste much time finding a new backup quarterback following Chad Pennington's season ending shoulder injury, acquiring third-year quarterback Tyler Thigpen from the Kansas City Chiefs.
Acquired for an as-of-yet undisclosed draft pick, Thigpen will serve as the primary backup to 2008 second-round pick Chad Henne, who moved into the starting lineup in Pennington's absence.
A South Carolina native, Thigpen became the first quarterback in the history of the Coastal Carolina (Division I-FCS) football program in 2003.
He amassed a 34-11 record in four seasons for the Chanticleers, winning Big South Conference titles each of his final three seasons and being named the conference's player of the year as a senior in 2006.
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