Thomas Tapeh

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Thomas Tapeh
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Position: Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-03-28) March 28, 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth: Monrovia, Liberia
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 243 lb (110 kg)
Career information
College: Minnesota
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 5 / Pick: 162
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Thomas Teah Tapeh (pronounced TUH-PEH) (born March 28, 1980 in Monrovia, Liberia) is a former American football fullback. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round in the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Minnesota.

Tapeh has also played for the Minnesota Vikings.

Early years[edit]

Tapeh grew up playing soccer in Liberia before his family moved to the Twin Cities when he was nine years old. He attended Saint Paul Johnson High School.

Tapeh is the only player to score a touchdown in the Metrodome as a high schooler (in a Johnson-Harding High School game), as a collegiate athlete (for the Gophers), and as a professional athlete in the NFL (as an Eagle).

Professional career[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Tapeh was drafted by the Eagles in the fifth round of the 2004 NFL Draft, where he spent his first four years.

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Tapeh signed with Minnesota prior to the 2008 season. He was released on October 16.

Coaching career[edit]

Woodrow Wilson High School[edit]

Tapeh took over as head coach of the Woodrow Wilson High School football team in 2012.[1] Woodrow Wilson High School, whose mascot is the Tiger, is located in Camden, New Jersey.


  1. ^ Marc. "Former Eagle to coach Woodrow Wilson". Philadelphia Media Network. Retrieved May 3, 2013.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)