Cedric Thornton

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Cedric Thornton
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Thornton in the 2013 NFL season.
No. 72 Philadelphia Eagles
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-06-21) June 21, 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth: Star City, Arkansas
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 309 lb (140 kg)
Career information
High school: Star City (AR)
College: Southern Arkansas
Undrafted: 2011
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team Little All-America honors (2012)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2015
Total Tackles: 145
Sacks: 4.0
Forced Fumbles: 1
Fumble Recoveries: 3
Stats at NFL.com

Cedric Thornton (born June 21, 1988) is an American football defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He was signed by the Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football for Southern Arkansas.

Professional career[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Thornton was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent following the 2011 NFL Draft and NFL lockout. He initially made the 53-man roster after training camp to open the season,[1] but was waived to make room for offensive lineman Kyle DeVan on September 4. He was re-signed to the team's practice squad the next day[2] and spent the first thirteen weeks of the season on the practice squad. He was promoted to the team's active roster on December 12.[3]

Thornton's playing time increased significantly in 2012, and in 2013, Thornton emerged as the Eagles starting defensive end. Thornton is a Christian, his father Nathaniel is a pastor and his mom is a minister. He attributes his trust in the Lord to his success in the NFL.


  1. ^ Didinger, Ray (September 3, 2011). "Didinger: Thornton earns a roster spot". Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia. Retrieved 2011-12-13. 
  2. ^ Stamm, Dan (September 5, 2011). "Eagles Bring Back Thornton to Round Out Practice Squad". NBC Philadelphia. Retrieved 2011-12-13. 
  3. ^ "Eagles WR Smith ends up on injured reserve with knee injury". NFL.com. December 12, 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-13. 

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