Taylor Tharp

Taylor Tharp (born September 20, 1984) is a former American football quarterback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He was signed by the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Boise State. He is known for designing the Statue of Liberty play, which gave Boise State the win in overtime of the 2007 Fiesta Bowl.

Taylor Tharp
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Tharp in the 2007 Hawaii Bowl.
Boise State Broncos
Position:Director of Player Personnel
Personal information
Born: (1984-09-20) September 20, 1984 (age 37)
Boulder, Colorado
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:203 lb (92 kg)
Career information
College:Boise State
Undrafted:2008
Career history
As a player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As a coach:
  • Parma (OC, QB Coach) (2011-2012)
  • Texas (GA) (2012–2013)
As an administrator:
  • Boise State (Dir. of Player Personnel) (2014–present)
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-WAC (2007)
  • (2011) Italian Football League Champion
  • (2012) Italian Football League Champion
Career NFL statistics
Career Arena statistics
Comp. / Att.:7 / 16
Passing yards:83
TDINT:2–0
QB rating:91.41
Rushing Touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com · ArenaFan.com

As the Broncos' starting quarterback in 2007, Tharp finished his senior season ranked seventh-nationally in passing efficiency (152.85) en route to second-team All-Western Athletic Conference honors, completing 289-of-423 passes for 3,340 yards and 30 touchdowns. At the time, his completion total was Boise State's single-season record.

Upon graduating from Boise State with a degree in communications in 2007, Tharp signed a free agent contract with the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League, and then played two years in the Arena Football League - starting at quarterback for the Boise Burn in 2009 and for the Utah Blaze in 2010.

Tharp went on to serve as an offensive intern coach for the Arizona Rattlers of the AFL in 2010, and then both played and coached for the Parma Panthers of the Italian Football League. From 2011-12, he served as the team's quarterback, quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator, leading the Panthers to two IFL championships.

While with the Longhorns, Tharp broke down game film, compiled scouting reports, coached the defensive scout team and assisted with offensive game plans. Tharp also served as Texas' summer football camps coordinator.

Taylor Tharp is currently the Director of Player Personnel, a position which he has held since 2014.


External linksEdit

  Media related to Taylor Tharp at Wikimedia Commons