97 DeAndre Thornton
97 DeAndre Thornton
Height: 6-2
Weight: 284
Year: R-So.
Hometown: Fairburn, Ga.
High School: Creekside
Position: DT

2014 — Fashioned a solid first season of action, earning playing time in 11 games and posting three starts...registered six tackles and a pair of sacks in his collegiate starting debut came against Presbyterian...had five and four-tackle performances in starts the next two weeks versus South Carolina State and Western Carolina...credited with five stops and a sack against VMI....finished the campaign with 30 tackles and 3.5 sacks. 2013 — Member of scout team.

High School:  2013 graduate of Creekside (5A) High School...football coach was Johnny White...played defensive tackle and nose guard....credited with 60 tackles, including 10 for-loss, six sacks and three forced fumbles in 2012...twice earned second team all-region honors...participated in Georgia-Florida All-Star Game in Boca Raton, Fla., and Atlanta Area All-Star Game.

Personal:  Full name is DeAndre Thornton, Jr....born September 7, 1995...mother is Toni Thornton...health sciences major.