Players

Hugh Thornton
G #69
Height:
6-3
Weight:
336
Age:
23
College:
Illinois
Hometown:
Oberlin, OH
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2014):

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8
GS
7
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 22 19
2014 IND 8 7
2013 IND 14 12
Recent Games
WKOppResult
1 @DEN L 24-31
2 PHI L 27-30
3 @JAC W 44-17
4 TEN W 41-17
5 BAL W 20-13
6 @HOU W 33-28
7 CIN W 27-0
8 @PIT L 34-51
9 @NYG W 40-24
11 NE L 20-42

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CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • Selected by the Colts in the third round (86th Overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

 

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Played in the 2013 Senior Bowl.
  • An All-Big Ten second-team choice by the league’s coaches and an honorable mention selection by the media in 2012.
  • Played in 42 career games, making 35 starts at both guard and tackle.
  • Helped lead Illinois to back-to-back bowl victores in 2010 (Texas Bowl) and 2011 (Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl).
  • Helped pave the way for the Big Ten's top rushing offense in 2010 (241.1 ypg). The Illini broke school records for points in a season (423) and points per game (32.54) that year.

 

2012:

  • An All-Big Ten second-team choice by the league’s coaches and an honorable mention selection by the media in 2012.
  • Earned the Illinois Point Award as top offensive lineman at the annual postseason banquet.
  • Played in 11 games and made 10 starts at left tackle.
  • Recorded a tackle after an interception at Ohio State.
  • Recovered a fumble at Wisconsin.
  • Recorded a tackle after an Illini interception against Louisiana Tech.
  • Helped the Illini to 479 total yards and 365 passing yards in a 44-0 win over Charleston Southern.
  • Played every offensive snap in the season-opening win over Western Michigan.

 

2011:

  • Played in 11 games and started at guard in 10 games.
  • Helped the Illini to 308 rushing yards and 518 total yards against Indiana.
  • Paved the way for 473 total yards against Northwestern.
  • Helped Illinois to 296 rushing yards and 463 total yards against Western Michigan.
  • Paved the way for 364 yards rushing in the win against South Dakota State.
  • Helped the Illini to 473 total yards against Arkansas State.

 

2010:

  • Played in all 13 games, starting eight at guard.
  • Helped pave the way for the top rushing offense in the Big Ten and the 11th-best in the nation (246.1 ypg).
  • The Illini offense broke school records for points in a season (423) and points per game (32.5) in addition to producing the fourth-most total yards (5,162) and second-most rushing yards (3,199) in school history.
  • Aided the Illini offense in posting 533 yards of total offense in a Texas Bowl win over Baylor.
  • Helped the Illini tally 318 yards rushing at Fresno State.
  • Paved the way for 559 yards of total offense, including a season-high 519 rushing, in win over Northwestern.
  • Helped the Illinois offense record a season-high 561 yards of total offense, including 315 rushing, at Michigan.
  • Paved the way for 437 total yards, including 282 yards rushing, in a win at Penn State.
  • Aided the Illini offense in racking up 319 rushing yards in victory over Northern Illinois.

 

2009:

  • Started seven games at right tackle.
  • The Illini offense finished the year ranked 18th in the NCAA in rushing and second in the Big Ten.
  • Helped the Illini to 331 rushing yards and 548 total yards in the season finale against Fresno State.
  • Aided the Illini offense in racking up 476 yards of total offense and Juice Williams' 282-yard passing performance at No. 5 Cincinnati.
  • Helped block for the Illinois offense to record 250 yards passing and four offensive touchdowns in a win over Minnesota.
  • Helped lead Illinois to 500 yards of total offense and 377 yards rushing in a win over Michigan.
  • Started at Indiana, his first career game played, and helped the Illini offense log 443 yards of total offense.

 

PERSONAL:

  • Earned first-team all-state honors as well as first-team all-conference and all-county accolades at Oberlin (Ohio) High School.
  • Ranked as the No. 34 offensive tackle in the nation and No. 29 in the state of Ohio by Rivals.com.
  • Was named the Lorain County Lineman of the Year.
  • A one-time Idaho state heavyweight wrestling champion.
  • Ranked third in the state of Ohio in wrestling as a heavyweight.
  • Moved to Oberlin from Idaho for his senior year of high school.
  • Majored in sociology at Illinois.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • Selected by the Colts in the third round (86th Overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

 

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Played in the 2013 Senior Bowl.
  • An All-Big Ten second-team choice by the league’s coaches and an honorable mention selection by the media in 2012.
  • Played in 42 career games, making 35 starts at both guard and tackle.
  • Helped lead Illinois to back-to-back bowl victores in 2010 (Texas Bowl) and 2011 (Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl).
  • Helped pave the way for the Big Ten's top rushing offense in 2010 (241.1 ypg). The Illini broke school records for points in a season (423) and points per game (32.54) that year.

 

2012:

  • An All-Big Ten second-team choice by the league’s coaches and an honorable mention selection by the media in 2012.
  • Earned the Illinois Point Award as top offensive lineman at the annual postseason banquet.
  • Played in 11 games and made 10 starts at left tackle.
  • Recorded a tackle after an interception at Ohio State.
  • Recovered a fumble at Wisconsin.
  • Recorded a tackle after an Illini interception against Louisiana Tech.
  • Helped the Illini to 479 total yards and 365 passing yards in a 44-0 win over Charleston Southern.
  • Played every offensive snap in the season-opening win over Western Michigan.

 

2011:

  • Played in 11 games and started at guard in 10 games.
  • Helped the Illini to 308 rushing yards and 518 total yards against Indiana.
  • Paved the way for 473 total yards against Northwestern.
  • Helped Illinois to 296 rushing yards and 463 total yards against Western Michigan.
  • Paved the way for 364 yards rushing in the win against South Dakota State.
  • Helped the Illini to 473 total yards against Arkansas State.

 

2010:

  • Played in all 13 games, starting eight at guard.
  • Helped pave the way for the top rushing offense in the Big Ten and the 11th-best in the nation (246.1 ypg).
  • The Illini offense broke school records for points in a season (423) and points per game (32.5) in addition to producing the fourth-most total yards (5,162) and second-most rushing yards (3,199) in school history.
  • Aided the Illini offense in posting 533 yards of total offense in a Texas Bowl win over Baylor.
  • Helped the Illini tally 318 yards rushing at Fresno State.
  • Paved the way for 559 yards of total offense, including a season-high 519 rushing, in win over Northwestern.
  • Helped the Illinois offense record a season-high 561 yards of total offense, including 315 rushing, at Michigan.
  • Paved the way for 437 total yards, including 282 yards rushing, in a win at Penn State.
  • Aided the Illini offense in racking up 319 rushing yards in victory over Northern Illinois.

 

2009:

  • Started seven games at right tackle.
  • The Illini offense finished the year ranked 18th in the NCAA in rushing and second in the Big Ten.
  • Helped the Illini to 331 rushing yards and 548 total yards in the season finale against Fresno State.
  • Aided the Illini offense in racking up 476 yards of total offense and Juice Williams' 282-yard passing performance at No. 5 Cincinnati.
  • Helped block for the Illinois offense to record 250 yards passing and four offensive touchdowns in a win over Minnesota.
  • Helped lead Illinois to 500 yards of total offense and 377 yards rushing in a win over Michigan.
  • Started at Indiana, his first career game played, and helped the Illini offense log 443 yards of total offense.

 

PERSONAL:

  • Earned first-team all-state honors as well as first-team all-conference and all-county accolades at Oberlin (Ohio) High School.
  • Ranked as the No. 34 offensive tackle in the nation and No. 29 in the state of Ohio by Rivals.com.
  • Was named the Lorain County Lineman of the Year.
  • A one-time Idaho state heavyweight wrestling champion.
  • Ranked third in the state of Ohio in wrestling as a heavyweight.
  • Moved to Oberlin from Idaho for his senior year of high school.
  • Majored in sociology at Illinois.