Mike  Thornton
Mike Thornton
Hometown:
Stone Mountain, Ga.

High School:
Stephenson

Birthdate:
01/01/1992

Career Highs: 6 tackles vs. Florida in 2014
*1 sack at No. 8 Clemson in 2013

2014: Voted one of the team’s permanent defensive captains ... Frank Sinkwich Toughest Player Award ... Played in 13 games making 10 starts ... 30 total tackles, 18 assisted tackles ... Named captain for six games ... Set a career high with six tackles vs. Florida ... Tied a career high with three tackles at Arkansas ... Tied a career high with three tackles at No. 23 Missouri ... Recipient of the Virginia & Kenneth McCall Football Scholarship ... UGA J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Honor Roll.

2013: Appeared in 11 games and had five tackles ... Recorded career-high three tackles, including a sack, at No. 8 Clemson ... Recipient of the Mr. & Mrs. John F. McMullan Football Scholarship.

2012: Appeared in 14 games ... Recipient of the Mr. & Mrs. John F. McMullan Football Scholarship.

2011: Appeared in seven games recording two tackles ... Recipient of the Mr. & Mrs. John F. McMullan Football Scholarship.

2010: Redshirted as a member of the scout team ... Recipient of the John A. Addison Family Football Scholarship ... Earned Athletic Director's Honor Roll distinction for summer semester.

High School: Stephenson, coached by Ronald Gartrell ... 2009 PrepStar All-American ... SuperPrep All-America and All-Dixie teams ... 2009 Atlanta Journal Constitution Top 50, Class AAAAA All-State First Team ... 2009 Defensive MVP of UGA Nike Camp ... Rivals.com four-star prospect, #15 DT nationally, #145 overall nationally, #10 overall in Georgia ... Scout.com four-star prospect, #16 DT nationally, #175 overall nationally, #58 overall in the South ... Dawg Post #13 overall in Georgia ... ESPNU.com #18 DT nationally ... Mobile Press-Register Super Southeast 120 ... As a senior tallied 78 total tackles including 13 for loss and 6 sacks, named Touchdown Club of Atlanta Lineman of the Week for Week 3, led Stephenson Jaguars to a 11-1 record ... As a junior recorded 95 total tackles including 15 for loss and 2.5 sacks.

Personal: MICHAEL THORNTON ... Born Jan. 1, 1992 ... Major: Communication Studies.

Defensive
Year G/GS Solo Asst. Total Sacks TFL FF FR PBU Int. QBP
2011 7/0 1 1 2 0.5/1 0.0/0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 14/0 0 0 0 0.0/0 0.0/0 0 0 0 0 1
2013 10/0 2 3 5 0.0/0 1.0/1 0 0 0 0 0
2014 13/10 12 18 30 0.5/2 1.0/2 0 0 1 0 5
Total 44/10 15 22 37 2.0/4 3.0/4 0 0 1 0 6
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