PLAYER
Josh Thornton
CB #47
Height:
5-11
Weight:
185
Age:
24
College:
Southern Utah
Hometown:
West Palm, Fla.
Experience:
R

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Biography

Enters his rookie campaign with the Lions defensive secondary as an undrafted rookie free agent.

TRANSACTIONS

  • Signed by the Detroit Lions as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 12, 2017.

PRO

Enters his rookie campaign with the Lions defensive secondary as an undrafted rookie free agent.

COLLEGE

A steady presence during his two years in the Southern Utah backfield after transferring from Alan Hancock College. Compiled 70 total tackles and five interceptions during that time.

2016: Started in all 11 games for the Thunderbirds. Finished the season with 28 tackles, three interceptions, and eight pass defenses.

  • Earned Second Team All-Big Sky honors for his efforts during the 2016 season.

2015: Appeared in all 12 games for the Thunderbirds, helping the team win its first ever Big Sky Conference championship. Recorded 16 solo tackles and 16 tackle assists on the year.

  • Credited with two tackles for a loss on the year as well as two interceptions.

PERSONAL

Attended Glades Day High School (West Palm Beach, Fla.).

  • Three-year football letterman in high school.
  • Was first-team Palm Beach Post All-Area selection his senior year.
  • Ran track & field while in high school. Won 400m state championship.

Recent Articles

Recent Videos

  • Tori, Mike & Tim: Bye week review

    Posted 5 hours ago

    Tori Petry, Tim Twentyman and Mike O'Hara break down the Lions' first six games of the season and assess where the team is at during their bye.

  • Top 10 Defensive Plays

    Posted Oct 20, 2017

    Watch the Lions' top 10 defensive plays through the first 6 weeks of the season

  • Bye week comes at right time

    Posted Oct 20, 2017

    Tori Petry recaps the highlights of the week in sixty seconds on 0 to 60 presented by Comerica Bank.

  • Top 10 Offensive Plays

    Posted Oct 19, 2017

    Watch the Lions' top 10 offensive plays through the first 6 weeks of the season

  • Inside look at player workouts and recovery

    Posted Oct 18, 2017

    Head strength and conditioning coach Harold Nash Jr. and team performance dietician Sarah Snyder take Tori Petry through a day in the life of post-game day recovery, presented by Kroger.

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