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2011 Intro: T.J. Thorpe

DURHAM, N.C. --- T.J. Thorpe furthered his reputation as a dangerous open-field runner last season by breaking the state single season record for most kick returns for touchdowns.

"It all goes back to what my dad taught me the first time I touched the football," Thorpe said. "He told me whenever I have the ball one guy should never bring me down. That's basically what I live by." Last season, Thorpe returned five kickoffs for touchdowns, including two in one game. The 5-foot-11, 165-pounder was kept out of the end zone on punt returns, mostly because opponents made sure to...

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