Article and video of Tyler's first QB/WR camp.
Thigpen back to help young quarterbacks | SCNow
By Matt Lincoln
News13 Sports Director
Published: July 9, 2009
Tyler Thigpenís great story - becoming the first quarterback in Coastal Carolina history, being the first draft pick out of the Big South, and starting in the NFL as a second year player - becomes even more compelling when you know he didnít play QB his second year of high school.
But the Kansas City Chief is back to help those high school quarterbacks reach where he is now, by holding the first annual Tyler Thigpen QB/WR Camp at Coastal Carolina University. The camp is actually for more than just seniors, ages range from 7 to 18. Young athletes have come all over the Southeast to learn from a current NFL quarterback.
The humble Thigpen came from humble beginnings, and he says that was a major reason why he wanted to have this camp. Thigpen said the most important thing heís trying to teach the kids is about discipline and listening to their coaches.
Thigpen just finished offseason training activities in Kansas City where heís battling with free agent signee Matt Cassel for the starting job. Cassel is getting most of the first team snaps under first year head coach Todd Haley.