Walter Thurmond

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Walter Thurmond III
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Thurmond in the 2011 NFL preseason.
No. 24     New York Giants
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-08-12) August 12, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school: West Covina (CA)
College: Oregon
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 4 / Pick: 111
Debuted in 2010 for the Seattle Seahawks
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Tackles 85
Quarterback sacks 1.0
Pass deflections 15
Interceptions 1
Forced fumbles 2
Touchdowns 1
Stats at NFL.com

Walter Riley Thurmond III (born August 12, 1987) is an American football cornerback for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oregon.

College career[edit]

Thurmond became a starter as a redshirt freshman in 2006, earning honorable mention for the all-Pac-10 team.[1] Thurmond III once again was awarded an honorable mention all-Pac-10 in 2007.[2] After battling injuries in 2008, Thurmond III finished with 5 interceptions, along with one in the 2008 Holiday Bowl.[1][3]

On September 26 against Cal, Thurmond III was hurt and did not return after a hit to the knee on the opening kickoff return. It was later determined that Thurmond III had torn three ligaments in his knee, and would miss the remainder of the 2009 season.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Thurmond was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth round (111th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. He was signed to a contract on June 17, 2010. He was also expected to replace Kelly Jennings as the starting corner for the 2011 season.[5]

On October 24, 2011, Thurmond was placed on injured reserve with a broken fibula and high ankle sprain, ending his season. On November 24, 2013, Thurmond was suspended for four games for violating the NFL's policy on substance abuse.[6]

New York Giants[edit]

Thurmond was signed to a one-year deal with the New York Giants on March 16, 2014.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "#6 Walter Thurmond III Biography". GoDucks.com. Retrieved August 4, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Pac-10 Football Awards and All-Conference Team Announced". Pac-10.org. December 3, 2009. Retrieved August 4, 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Walter Thurmond III Stats". ESPN.com. Retrieved August 4, 2009. 
  4. ^ Hunt, John (September 29, 2009). "UO football: The impact of Walter Thurmond's injury". OregonLive.com. Retrieved September 29, 2009. 
  5. ^ Florio, Mike (June 17, 2010). "'Hawks haul in Walter Thurmond". Profootballtalk.com. Retrieved 2010-06-17. 
  6. ^ Katzowitz, Josh (24 November 2013). "Seahawks CB Walter Thurmond faces 4-game suspension". CBS Sports. Retrieved 24 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Giants add Thurmond, Demps". ESPN.com. March 16, 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  8. ^ Wesseling, Chris (March 16, 2014). "Walter Thurmond, Giants agree to one-year contract". NFL.com. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 

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