Andrew Thacker

Andrew Thacker

Defensive Graduate Assistant

Andrew Thacker begins his first season as the defensive graduate assistant with the UCF football program.

Thacker joins the UCF staff after finishing his collegiate playing career at Furman. A four-year starter at safety for the Paladins, Thacker was the 2004 Southern Conference Freshman of the Year.

During his four years at Furman, his team went a combined 35-15 and made three NCAA Football Championship Subdivion playoff appearances, including a semifinal run in 2005.

Thacker earned undergraduate degrees at Furman in political science and spanish. He earned spots on the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll all four years and was a GTE Academic All-District honoree in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

Thacker will be pursuing a master's degree in political science during his time at UCF.

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