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#71 Tanner Thexton
Position: Defensive Line
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 280
Year: Junior
Hometown: Somerville, N.J.
High School: Somerville
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Career Accolades: 2012 Ivy League champion.

2014: Started first eight games at left tackle ... Missed final two games due to injury ... First season on offense ... Anchored the second-best passing offense in the Ivy League (274.3 yds/gm) ... Protected blindside of Alek Torgersen, who finished third in the nation in completions per game, 13th in the FCS in total offense and 15th in the country in passing yards per game ... Also helped Torgersen to the second-best offensive season in school history (2,875 total yards), the second-most completions in program history (260), and the fourth-best completion percentage at Penn (61.8%). 

2013: Played in all 10 games, starting two ... Finished with 12 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, one sack and a forced fumble ... Recorded first career sack and forced fumble in win over Dartmouth (Oct. 5) ... Season-high three tackles at Brown (Nov. 2) and at Harvard (Nov. 16).

2012: Did not see any varsity game action.

Somerville HS: Two-year letterwinner ... Served as team captain as a senior ... 2011 all-conference and all-county ... 2011 first-team all-area ... 2011 second-team all-group ... 2011 second-team all-state ... 2011 team MVP ... Played in New Jersey's North-South All-Star Game as a senior ... 2010 first-team all-conference, second-team all-county and honorable mention all-area ... Also earned a letter in wrestling.

Personal: Son of Suzanne and Rex Thexton ... Enrolled in Wharton.


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