John Thierry

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John Thierry
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Thierry in 2015
No. 91
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1971-09-04)September 4, 1971
Houston, Texas
Died: November 24, 2017(2017-11-24) (aged 46)
Opelousas, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 262 lb (119 kg)
Career information
High school: Plaisance (LA)
College: Alcorn State
NFL Draft: 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

John Fitzgerald Thierry (September 4, 1971 – November 24, 2017) was a professional American football player who was selected by the Chicago Bears in the 1st round (11th overall pick) of the 1994 NFL Draft. A 6' 4", 263 lb linebacker from Alcorn State University, Thierry was moved to defensive end and played in nine NFL seasons from 1994-2002.

He was selected second in the 1999 Cleveland Browns expansion draft, following Jim Pyne. He finished his career with the Atlanta Falcons after recurring shoulder injuries. During his career Thierry played in 131 games and started 70 of them recording 33.5 sacks and 158 tackles with 7 fumble recoveries. [1]

Thierry died on November 24, 2017 of a heart attack at the age of 46.[2]


  1. ^ NFL Players
  2. ^ "John Thierry, Bears' first round pick in 1994, dies at 46". Chicago Tribune. November 25, 2017. Retrieved November 25, 2017.