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07-30-2008, 05:55 AM
Thomas Tapeh: Healthy. Happy. Home (http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/26081744.html?location_refer=Vikings:highlightModules:1)

Thomas Tapeh battled doubts as he healed from a dislocated hip, a rare NFL injury, but later landed in the ideal spot.

By CHIP SCOGGINS, Star Tribune

Last update: July 29, 2008 - 10:56 PM

07-30-2008, 05:57 AM
Viking's Thomas Tapeh returns to where career took off (http://canadianpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5gprl8ZUIgUoG1IXlCLfiaaAjPmQg)

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MANKATO, Minn. — Every summer since Thomas Tapeh left the University of Minnesota for the NFL, he would return home to St. Paul to throw a Fourth of July barbecue for his family and friends.....

07-30-2008, 06:10 AM
I wish they had his high school highlights up on youtube.
The guy was an absolute animal.

My memory is that his team went into the playoffs as the number 1 seed in their section.
They were either undefeated or had one loss... something like that.
Anyway, Tapeh was injured and couldn't play in the game.
Without Tapeh there, his team got beat up by some 8 seed team that had won maybe one game to that point.

It's like the Bill Brasky bit from SNL.
Tapeh was maybe the fifth or sixth best high school football team in the state all by himself.