2007: Appeared in nine games, mainly as a reserve at defensive back ... Finished the season with 21 tackles and broke up two passes ... Had three tackles apiece at Holy Cross and Lehigh ... Tallied six tackles and one pass break-up against Fordham ... Closed out the regular season with a career-high eight tackles at Marist.
High School: A three-year letterwinner at Bishop Eustace ... Played running back, linebacker and defensive back ... Captained team as a junior and senior ... Named First Team All-Parochial and first team all-conference ... Named the team's defensive MVP ... Helped lead Bishop Eustace to an 8-3 record and runner-up finish in the state ... Ran for 863 yards and had 21 receptions for 350 yards with 15 touchdowns during his senior year.
Personal: Born on March 15, 1989 in New Jersey ... The son of James and Carole Thornton ... His sister, Ashley, attends Rutgers ... His father played football at West Chester University ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Plans on majoring in biology.