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08:01 AM ET 07.02 | Many outside of Philadelphia and Minnesota may not recall Thomas Tapeh, but he'll try to make a name for himself as a high school coach. [Tapeh], who played fullback for three seasons with the Eagles, has been named the new head football coach at Woodrow Wilson in Camden. The 32-year-old Tapeh replaced Chris Crowley, who resigned after the season. "I'm very excited for this opportunity," Tapeh said. A 2004 fifth round draft choice of the Eagles from the University of Minnesota, Tapeh played for the Birds in 2004, 2006 and 2007. He missed the 2005 season due to a dislocated hip injury that he suffered late in the 2004 season. Tapeh appeared in two games for the Minnesota Vikings during his final NFL season in 2008.

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July 2, 2012  08:03 AM ET

2 questions:
Who?
Who cares?

July 2, 2012  08:25 AM ET

He was a pretty good back coming out of College, Hope he does well!!!!

July 2, 2012  08:52 AM ET
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2 questions:Who?Who cares?

+1

July 2, 2012  08:53 AM ET
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He was a pretty good back coming out of College, Hope he does well!!!!

And, if I recall correctly, he was a good option for the Eagles when healthy.

July 2, 2012  09:28 AM ET

He's been out of the league longer than a certain former Packers quarterback, but not quite as long as Jeff George.

July 2, 2012  09:36 AM ET

Slow news day I guess.

July 2, 2012  09:43 AM ET
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Slow news day I guess.

Ya figure?

July 2, 2012  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Slow news day I guess.

in other news...."the United States will have weather today"..........

July 2, 2012  10:01 AM ET
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in other news...."the United States will have weather today"..........

and some of it won't be so good

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July 2, 2012  10:25 AM ET
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and some of it won't be so good

4th straight day of triple digits in Music City....tooooo hot...where are we, Phoenix??? give us the 90"s again..........

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July 2, 2012  11:30 AM ET
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He was a pretty good back coming out of College, Hope he does well!!!!

Indeed. I agree. If you can't be on the field, coaching has to be the next best thing.

July 2, 2012  12:06 PM ET

Unheralded job he had in NFL as a blocking fullback. Now I hope he gets his reward and dues by teaching and coaching young men in the future.

July 2, 2012  12:09 PM ET

Theyn didnt even have a picture of this guy.......

July 2, 2012  12:09 PM ET
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Unheralded job he had in NFL as a blocking fullback. Now I hope he gets his reward and dues by teaching and coaching young men in the future.

Jerry Sandusky?

July 2, 2012  12:39 PM ET
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I would reverse the order of those questions.

Well, right there you've got the difference between the East Coast and West Coast point of view.

July 2, 2012  01:17 PM ET

Hope he teaches his students proper technique... like tackling.

July 2, 2012  04:55 PM ET
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They didn't even have a picture of this guy.......

This must be the feel good story of the month.

 
July 3, 2012  02:40 PM ET
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Jerry Sandusky?

That was real sicko Hammer Head. What a boring life you must live to come up with this stupid remark. Or maybe you are just another want a be or unemployed comic.

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