Tyler Thigpen Honored by South Carolina Legislature

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And we have your Sunday morning post for you. I always thought resolutions like this were ridiculous.

Whereas, Tyler Thigpen, a remarkable football player for Coastal Carolina University's football team, became the first player ever from Coastal Carolina University to be selected in the National Football League Draft. He joined the elite of his sport by becoming a member of the National Football League as quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs; and

Whereas, a native of the Palmetto State, he is from Winnsboro, South Carolina. He attended Fairfield Central High School and became an ALL-South Carolina selection as a senior running back. In 2002, he selected to attend Coastal Carolina as the first quarterback in the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers history majoring in sports management. He led the Chanticleers to the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs and a Big South Conference championship. He holds the single-season and career passing records in every major statistical category at Coastal Carolina; and

Whereas, South Carolina is proud of Tyler Thigpen's outstanding achievements and is ecstatic about his becoming a member of the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League, where his excellent skills and ability are sure to distinguish him as a superb professional football player. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate:

That the members of the Senate of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, congratulate Tyler Thigpen, former star quarterback of the Coastal Carolina University Football team, on his exceptional contributions to that team and on becoming a member of the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League, and granting him best wishes for eminent success and an extended career in Professional Football.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Tyler Thigpen.

I love that last line. They can't just give Thigpen a copy of this resolution. They actually work that into the language of the resolution.

I also love that the Senate used that ridiculous line about Thigpen holding all of the career QB stats at Coastal Carolina. Again, the football program there is only 6 years old. Again, Thigpen was the starting QB for four of those years.

H/T to Bob Gretz.

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