Posted by Mike Mardis - email
Senior running back Marcus Thigpen, senior cornerback Christopher Phillips and junior linebacker Will Patterson will serve as team captains in 2008.
Indiana head football coach Bill Lynch announced the news on Sunday. The three were voted into the positions by their teammates.
"Marcus, Christopher and Will have earned the respect of their teammates and will do a tremendous job as captains this year," Lynch said. "We could not ask for three better people to represent our football program both on and off the field."
Thigpen enters his third year as the team's starting running back and kick returner. He rushed for 568 yards on 138 carries, good for a 4.1 average, and averaged 22.9 yards per kick return on 18 opportunities last season. The Detroit native finished third in Big Ten games only with a 24.9 kick return average.