James Thornton (tight end)

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James Thornton
Date of birth (1965-02-08) February 8, 1965 (age 52)
Place of birth Santa Rosa, California
Career information
Position(s) Tight end
College Cal State Fullerton
NFL draft 1988 / Round: 4 / Pick: 105
Career history
As player
1988–1991 Chicago Bears
1993–1994 New York Jets
1995 Houston Oilers
Career stats

James Michael Thornton (born February 8, 1965) is a former professional American football player who played tight end for seven seasons for the Chicago Bears, the New York Jets, and the Houston Oilers. He was given the nickname of "RoboCop" because of his physique.[1] He played his high school career at Analy High School in Sebastopol, California.


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