Career Highs: 1 tackle (2x), last vs. New Mexico State in 2011
2011: Appeared in seven games recording single tackles in games vs. New Mexico St. and Coastal Carolina.*Recipient of the Mr. & Mrs. John F. McMullan Football Scholarship.
2010: Redshirted as 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.