Quarterback Tyler Thigpen #16 of the Miami Dolphins drops back to pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Land Shark Stadium on January 3, 2010 in Miami, Florida. The Steelers defeated the Dolphins 30-24. (Getty Images)more pics »Tyler Thigpen wasn't expecting to play today. He's the Miami Dolphin's third string QB and only recently joined the Miami squad this past Fall. Tyler was probably just as surprised as other Dolphins fans when he was called on to finish today's game against Pittsburgh. And he was almost a hero.
Tyler Thigpan played for the Miami Dolphins in the 4th quarter of today's game.
Thigpen was called in to replace Pat White after he got hit hard and pushed out of bounds by Steeler Ike Taylor. White was removed on a stretcher. No official announcements have been made yet about White's condition.
Tyler Thigpen led the Dolphins in several impressive plays. He was successful with a 61-yard touchdown drive on his first possession. He later threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Davone Bess. However, in the end, he gave up a very costly interception and couldn't finish the bid for a win. Still, Thigpan proved himself a promising addition to the Miami team.