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.

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