FRESHMAN SEASON (2016)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2016.
Outstanding linebacker prospect who possesses tremendous strength and quickness ... Rated as the nation's 61st-best overall prospect by ESPN ... Four-star rating from ESPN, Scout, and 247Sports ... Ranked No. 195 by 247Sports and No. 259 by Scout ... Invited to the Under Armour All-American Game ... Listed as the nation's 13th-best weak side defensive end prospect and rated as the 31st-best player in the state of Texas for the class of 2016 ... Helped team to a 9-3 overall mark as a senior and the school's first-ever playoff victory ... Key contributor on a Shoemaker High defense that allowed ONLY 15 points a game in 2015 ... Had 57 tackles and 10 sacks in 2015 ... As a junior, recorded 61 tackles, 22.5 tackles for loss and five sacks ... Named District 12-6A Defensive Player of the Year in 2015 ... Named 2015 Killeen Daily Herald All-Area Most Valuable Player ... Coached by Channon Hall.
Parents are Danielle and Rahssan Thornton Sr. ... Born Nov. 17, 1997 ... Majoring in business administration.