Michael Thornton
    Michael Thornton


    Chicago, Ill.

    High School:
    Dunbar Vocational

    Last College:
    Northern Illinois

    Height / Weight:
    5-11 / 190




    Last updated on July 28, 2010

    2009: Played in 12 games and had 22 tackles with one tackle for a loss...Broke up one pass and had one fumble recovery on the year...Had a season-high four tackles in back-to-back games at South Dakota State and vs. Missouri State.

    Prior to SIU: Redshirted at Northern Illinois in 2006 and did not play in 2007...Started at running back as a true freshman at Iowa Wesleyan in 2005...Rushed 30 times for 400 yards...Shared time with a senior running back.

    High School: Four-year starter, who played both running back and safety...Rushed for more than 800 yards in 10 games as a senior in the Chicago Public League in 2006...Named all-conference...Two-time team captain who led his team to two playoff appearances.

    Personal: Born Aug. 31, 1987 in Chicago...Son of Michael and Patricia Thornton...Father passed away in 2007, mother is a secretary...Majoring in university studies.

    Thornton Stats


    TACKLES g ua a total tfl pd ff fr blk 2009 12 12 10 22 1.0 1 0 1 0 TOTAL 12 12 10 22 1.0 1 0 1 0