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TJ grad Terpin plays in second bowl game

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Mike Terpin
Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

Thomas Jefferson grad Mike Terpin, a redshirt sophomore cornerback at Ohio University, has been a special teams specialist for the Bobcats for the past two years.

The Bobcats have played in postseason bowls both years, defeating Louisiana-Monroe, 45-14, last season in the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La.; and losing to East Carolina, 37-20, earlier this week in the Beef ‘O' Brady's Bowl in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Terpin, following a stellar two-sport career at Thomas Jefferson, is pursuing his dream of playing major college football at the NCAA Division I level.

Rather than competing at a Division II or Division II school where he likely would have earned more playing time, Terpin opted to walk on at Ohio University.

The 5-foot-10, 170-pound speedster was credited with four tackles as a special teams performer during the regular season. He appeared in five games in 2012, making his first collegiate appearance versus New Mexico State.

Terpin was a sophomore member of Thomas Jefferson's last state championship team in 2008.

The Jaguars went 15-1 that season and 36-4 overall during Terpin's three-year varsity career.

He caught 17 passes for 308 yards during his senior season at TJ.

Ohio is a member of the Mid-American Conference. The Bobcats finished the regular season with a 7-5 overall record and 4-4 in league play.

Bowling Green defeated No. 14-ranked Northern Illinois, 47-27, to clinch the MAC championship.

The Falcons face Pitt today, Thursday, in the Little Caesar's Pizza Bowl in Detroit, Mich.

East Carolina ended up 9-3 overall, and 6-2 in Conference USA.

Terpin's younger brother, Dan, is a senior guard on the Thomas Jefferson basketball team.

Ray Fisher is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at 412-388-5820 or rfisher@tribweb.com.

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