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Hugh
Thornton
#61 Offensive Lineman
Hugh
Thornton
#61 Offensive Lineman
Height 6'3
Weight 311 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1991-06-28 (31)
Born Boise, ID
School Illinois
Status AMER

CFL: 1st season

Stamps: 1st season

 

Acquired                                                                                                                                                    

Signed as a free agent on Apr. 8, 2022.

 

Pro path

Thornton was selected in the third round (86th) overall by the Indianapolis Colts in the 2013 National Football League draft. He played 37 games and made 32 starts over three seasons (2013-15) with the Colts. Thornton signed with the Atlanta Falcons on Mar. 21, 2017, but announced his retirement on May 9, 2017. He returned to the field in 2019 when he signed with the Arizona Hotshots of the Alliance of American Football. Thornton attended NFL training camp with Washington in 2019 and was waived on Aug. 31, 2019.

 

College                                                                                                                                                 

Thornton played 42 games and made 35 starts over four seasons (2009-12) at Illinois, seeing action at both guard and tackle. He was voted second-team all-Big Ten by the coaches following his senior season.

 

Personal

Thornton started his high-school career at Mountain View High School in Meridian, Idaho. He played his senior season at Oberlin (Ohio) Senior High School and earned first-team all-state honours. Thornton also wrestled in high school and was a two-time state heavyweight champion in Idaho.

Seasons

Offence

YEAR TEAM GP
2022
CGY 2
Total
2

Game Log

Offence

DATE WEEK OPP
08-13
10 BC
08-20
11 TOR
Total