Marcus
Thigpen
Running Back
Marcus
Thigpen
Running Back
Height 5'9
Weight 195 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1986-05-15 (33)
Born Detroit, MI
School Indiana
Status AMER
Rushes 41
Yards 201
Touchdowns 3
Average 4.90

CFL: 6

Argos: 1

Acquired: Signed as a free agent February 10, 2020.

2019: Played 18 games with Saskatchewan Roughriders. Carried the ball 41 times for 201 yards and three touchdowns. Caught 19 passes for 161 yards and one touchdown. Used as a returner, highlighted by a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown July 20 against B.C.  Playoffs: Retuned 6 punts for 70 yards in West Final against Winnipeg.

2018: Played 13 games. Had career highs with 48 carries for 408 yards and four TDs. Caught 24 passes for 233 yards and one TD. Playoffs: Had five carries for 15 yards, and two catches for 12 yards in West Semi-Final loss to Winnipeg.

2017: Signed with Saskatchewan August 12. Played two games, scoring one rushing and one receiving touchdown. Playoffs: Had 15 carries for 169 yards including a 75-yard TD in win at Ottawa in East Semi-Final. Held to 34 yards rushing and 16 yards receiving in East Final loss at Toronto.

2015: Played eight games for Buffalo Bills. Had one carry and was used as a returner. Waived by Buffalo October 7…Signed with Indianapolis Colts October 12, waived October 17…Signed with Oakland Raiders November 4. Played one game. Waived November 14…Signed November 25 with Buffalo Bills, waived December 22.

2014: Waived by Miami Dolphins August 30…Signed with New England Patriots September 3, released September 16…Signed with Miami September 23, released October 14…Signed with Tampa Bay Buccaneers October 21. Played four games and returned punts and kickoffs. Waived November 25…Claimed off waivers by Buffalo November 26. Played five games and was used as a returner. Returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown against Green Bay December 14.

2013: Played 16 games with Miami. Caught eight passes for 97 yards, including his first NFL receiving touchdown, a game-winning 15-yarder from Ryan Tannehill late in the fourth quarter in an upset in over New England. Used as Miami’s primary returner.

2012: Signed with Miami January 11. Played 16 games. Had one catch and one carry, used primarily as a returner where he scored two touchdowns; a 72-yard punt return against Houston in his first NFL game on September 12, then a 96-yarder against Buffalo November 15.

2011: Played 17 games for Hamilton Tiger Cats. Had 382 receiving yards with two touchdowns and 82 rushing yards with one TD. Scored one TD on a kick return that year, a 118-yarder against Calgary at Moncton September 25. Playoffs: Had 56 yards rushing, including a 50-yard TD in overtime win at Montreal in East Semi-Final. Had four catches for 30 yards in East Final loss at Winnipeg.

2010: Released by Saskatchewan Roughriders June 23…Signed with Hamilton June 26. Played 18 games. Returned a punt 93 yards for a TD in his first CFL game July 2 at Winnipeg. He also returned a missed field goal 118 yards for a TD that game. For the season he had 234 rushing yards with two touchdowns and 234 receiving yards with one TD. His receiving TD came on his first CFL catch July 10 against Calgary, a 33-yarder from Kevin Glenn. He returned a punt 93 yards for a TD earlier in that game, his second straight game with a 93-yard TD. Scored two touchdowns on kickoff returns that year, one on a punt return and two on missed field goal returns. He became the first player in CFL history to score touchdowns five different ways in the same season. Named Hamilton’s and the East Division’s Most Outstanding Special Teams Player. Playoffs: Had two carries for 13 yards in East Semi-Final loss to Toronto.

2009: Signed with Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent April 27, released August 4…Signed with Denver Broncos August 16, waived August 26…Signed with Saskatchewan October 2.

College: Attended Indiana University (2004-2008). Played 47 games. Redshirted as a freshman. Became the first Hoosier to finished with 1,000 rushing, receiving, and return yards. Against Michigan State he became the first player in school history to have a rushing TD and a receiving TD each over 75 yards. Named the team’s Offensive Player of the Year as a senior. As a sophomore was named an All-American as he led the NCAA with a 30.1-yard kickoff return average. Also ran track. Was sixth in the 100m at the Big Ten Outdoor Championship. Ran on IU’s 4 X 100-metre relay team.

Personal: Attended Mumford High School in Detroit. As a senior led the Detroit Public School League with 1,785 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns. Won the Michigan state championship in the 100m.

Seasons

Rushing

YEAR TEAM GP CAR YDS TDS AVG LG
2010
HAM 18 28 234 2 8.4 31
2011
HAM 17 23 82 1 3.6 24
2017
SSK 2 7 32 1 4.6 9
2018
SSK 13 48 408 4 8.5 82
2019
SSK 18 41 201 3 4.9 20
Total
68 147 957 11 6.5 82

Receiving

YEAR TEAM GP REC ATT YDS YAC TD AVG LG
2010
HAM 18 20 27 234 - 1 11.7 41
2011
HAM 17 28 47 382 - 2 13.6 66
2017
SSK 2 2 2 31 26 1 15.5 19
2018
SSK 13 24 39 233 170 1 9.7 28
2019
SSK 18 19 26 161 119 1 8.5 23
Total
68 93 141 1041 315 6 11.2 66

Punt Returns

YEAR TEAM GP PR YDS AVG LG TD
2010
HAM 18 63 554 8.80 93 1
2011
HAM 17 53 501 9.50 50 0
2017
SSK 2 3 77 25.70 48 0
2018
SSK 13 12 87 7.30 11 0
2019
SSK 18 47 398 8.50 26 0
Total
68 178 1617 9.1 93 1

Kickoff Returns

YEAR TEAM GP KOR YDS AVG LG TD
2010
HAM 18 39 784 20.10 93 1
2011
HAM 17 47 859 18.30 46 0
2017
SSK 2 1 53 53.00 53 0
2018
SSK 13 21 521 24.80 97 1
2019
SSK 18 7 242 34.60 100 1
Total
68 115 2459 21.4 100 3

Missed FG Returns

YEAR TEAM GP NO YDS AVG LG TD
2010
HAM 18 7 384 54.90 118 2
2011
HAM 17 4 160 40.00 118 1
2017
SSK 2 0 0 0.00 0 0
2018
SSK 13 0 0 0.00 0 0
2019
SSK 18 2 43 21.50 23 0
Total
68 13 587 45.2 118 3

Game Log

Rushing

DATE WEEK OPP CAR YDS TD AVG LG
06-13
1 HAM 2 18 0 9.0 14
06-20
2 OTT 9 57 1 6.3 20
07-01
3 TOR 3 10 0 3.3 6
07-06
4 CGY 3 19 0 6.3 9
07-20
6 BC 1 1 0 1.0 1
07-27
7 BC 5 22 0 4.4 9
08-01
8 HAM 2 4 0 2.0 3
08-09
9 MTL 2 0 0 0.0 5
08-24
11 OTT 2 5 0 2.5 5
09-01
12 WPG 1 3 0 3.0 3
09-07
13 WPG 0 0 0 0.0 0
09-14
14 MTL 0 0 0 0.0 0
09-28
16 TOR 2 15 0 7.5 8
10-05
17 WPG 0 0 0 0.0 0
10-11
18 CGY 1 2 0 2.0 2
10-18
19 BC 2 6 0 3.0 4
10-26
20 EDM 3 25 1 8.3 18
11-02
21 EDM 3 14 1 4.7 7
11-17
23 WPG 0 0 0 0.0 0
Total
41 201 3 4.2 114

Receiving

DATE WEEK OPP REC ATT YDS TD AVG LG
06-13
1 HAM 2 3 8 0 4.0 4
06-20
2 OTT 1 2 19 1 19.0 19
07-01
3 TOR 0 0 0 0 0.0 0
07-06
4 CGY 3 4 17 0 5.7 8
07-20
6 BC 0 0 0 0 0.0 0
07-27
7 BC 2 2 12 0 6.0 13
08-01
8 HAM 0 0 0 0 0.0 0
08-09
9 MTL 0 0 0 0 0.0 0
08-24
11 OTT 1 1 5 0 5.0 5
09-01
12 WPG 1 2 23 0 23.0 23
09-07
13 WPG 0 0 0 0 0.0 0
09-14
14 MTL 3 5 29 0 9.7 14
09-28
16 TOR 0 1 0 0 0.0 0
10-05
17 WPG 0 0 0 0 0.0 0
10-11
18 CGY 1 1 3 0 3.0 3
10-18
19 BC 1 1 9 0 9.0 9
10-26
20 EDM 0 0 0 0 0.0 0
11-02
21 EDM 4 4 36 0 9.0 13
11-17
23 WPG 0 0 0 0 0.0 0
Total
19 26 161 1 9.3 111

Punt Returns

DATE WEEK OPP PR YDS AVG LG TD
06-13
1 HAM 1 0 0.00 0 0
06-20
2 OTT 0 0 0.00 0 0
07-01
3 TOR 0 0 0.00 0 0
07-06
4 CGY 2 2 1.00 2 0
07-20
6 BC 1 0 0.00 0 0
07-27
7 BC 2 27 13.50 18 0
08-01
8 HAM 0 0 0.00 0 0
08-09
9 MTL 2 8 4.00 7 0
08-24
11 OTT 5 19 3.80 6 0
09-01
12 WPG 2 13 6.50 8 0
09-07
13 WPG 3 38 12.70 15 0
09-14
14 MTL 5 48 9.60 17 0
09-28
16 TOR 4 46 11.50 20 0
10-05
17 WPG 6 75 12.50 26 0
10-11
18 CGY 3 26 8.70 13 0
10-18
19 BC 3 16 5.30 12 0
10-26
20 EDM 4 19 4.80 7 0
11-02
21 EDM 4 61 15.30 20 0
11-17
23 WPG 6 70 11.70 23 0
Total
53 468 0.0 26 120.9

Kickoff Returns

DATE WEEK OPP PR YDS AVG LG TD
06-13
1 HAM 0 0 0.00 0 0
06-20
2 OTT 1 35 35.00 35 0
07-01
3 TOR 0 0 0.00 0 0
07-06
4 CGY 0 0 0.00 0 0
07-20
6 BC 2 103 51.50 100 1
07-27
7 BC 0 0 0.00 0 0
08-01
8 HAM 0 0 0.00 0 0
08-09
9 MTL 0 0 0.00 0 0
08-24
11 OTT 0 0 0.00 0 0
09-01
12 WPG 0 0 0.00 0 0
09-07
13 WPG 2 38 19.00 21 0
09-14
14 MTL 1 28 28.00 28 0
09-28
16 TOR 0 0 0.00 0 0
10-05
17 WPG 0 0 0.00 0 0
10-11
18 CGY 1 38 38.00 38 0
10-18
19 BC 0 0 0.00 0 0
10-26
20 EDM 0 0 0.00 0 0
11-02
21 EDM 0 0 0.00 0 0
11-17
23 WPG 0 0 0.00 0 0
Total
7 242 0.0 100 171.5

Missed FG Returns

DATE WEEK OPP PR YDS AVG LG TD
06-13
1 HAM 0 0 0.00 0 0
06-20
2 OTT 0 0 0.00 0 0
07-01
3 TOR 0 0 0.00 0 0
07-06
4 CGY 0 0 0.00 0 0
07-20
6 BC 0 0 0.00 0 0
07-27
7 BC 0 0 0.00 0 0
08-01
8 HAM 0 0 0.00 0 0
08-09
9 MTL 0 0 0.00 0 0
08-24
11 OTT 0 0 0.00 0 0
09-01
12 WPG 0 0 0.00 0 0
09-07
13 WPG 0 0 0.00 0 0
09-14
14 MTL 0 0 0.00 0 0
09-28
16 TOR 0 0 0.00 0 0
10-05
17 WPG 0 0 0.00 0 0
10-11
18 CGY 0 0 0.00 0 0
10-18
19 BC 0 0 0.00 0 0
10-26
20 EDM 1 23 23.00 23 0
11-02
21 EDM 1 20 20.00 20 0
11-17
23 WPG 0 0 0.00 0 0
Total
2 43 0.0 23 43