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Justin Thornton

Justin Thornton

Team Number: 46
Birth Date: 12/31/1969
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 213lbs.
Position: Corner Back
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Justin Thornton was born in Atchison, Kansas and grew up with his parents and two sisters in St. Joseph, Missouri. During his high school years at Central, he played both as a wide receiver and defensive back. His senior year ended with 46 catches for 894 yards and 15 touchdowns as a wide receiver and he earned an impressive ten letters between football, basketball and track.

After redshirting in 2005, Justin Thornton started 4 games in 2006 and played in a total of 12. He ended the season with 46 tackles, landing him 5th on the team.

In 2007, Justin Thornton played in all 13 games, again started 4, and again recorded 46 tackles. This time he ranked 7th on the team. He also tied for 4th in the Big 12 for number of interceptions per game.

By 2008, Justin Thornton started 7 games as a free safety then moved to left cornerback and started the last 5 games in that position. He made 63 tackles and broke up 11 passes.

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