• Illini's Thornton has been through a lot to get to Combine

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Feb 23, 2013
    As an Illini freshman, he started at right tackle. He’s projected as a mid-round pick in the draft after starting 35 games for the Illini. And finally, Thornton give this take on the NFL Combine and coming back as a member of the media. Click to watch the video here At 6-3, 320, Thornton says most NFL teams are looking at him to play guard. In 2004 while living in Jamaica, Thornton’s mother and one of his sisters were murdered while he slept. As a sophomore and junior, he played weakside guard which meant he switched to the left or right side depending on the formation.
    Source: stltoday.com
    • Former NFL defensive lineman John Thornton talks Browns, Ray Horton and NFL Combine (video)

      Former Tennessee Titan and Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman John Thornton spoke with cleveland.com's Glenn Moore at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.
      Source: cleveland.com

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