Taylor Tharp
Taylor  Tharp

Hometown:
Boulder, Colo.

Position:
Director of Operations and External Relations

Alma Mater:
Boise State (2007)

Taylor Tharp is entering his fourth season with Boise State, his alma mater, and his second as director of operations and external relations. A former Boise State quarterback, Tharp had spent the previous two years as the Broncos' director of player personnel.

Prior to rejoining Boise State in a professional capacity, he spent two seasons as an offensive graduate assistant at Texas, working primarily with wide receivers and special teams.

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

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.

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.


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