Football


Anthony Thornhill
Anthony Thornhill
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Detroit, Mich.

High School:
Central

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 221

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
02/27/1985

Experience:
1-1

The Thornhill File

Person you would like to spend a day with
Bill Gates

Plans after graduation
Go into real estate

Why Illinois?
It was a great fit for me

Favorite sports movie
Friday Night Lights

Favorite food
Spaghetti

What's on your ipod
Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Jim Jones, Young Jeezy

Pregame Ritual
Eat half a pack of skittles (only red and green)

2007: Had two tackles, including a solo, at Syracuse ... Recorded a solo tackle against Missouri.

2006: Played in all 12 games ... Posted three tackles vs. Purdue ... Recorded a solo tackle at Wisconsin ... Assisted on a tackle against Ohio ... Assisted on two tackles against Indiana ... Saw defensive action, but did not record any statistics at Penn State and Michigan State ... Recorded six tackles, including three solos, against Syracuse ... Recorded five tackles with 1.5 TFLs for three yards at Rutgers ... Assisted on one tackle against Eastern Illinois.

2005: Played in all 11 games, starting the first six ... Finished the season with 30 tackles, three for loss and a half sack ... Opened the season with seven tackles and a half-sack against Rutgers ... Posted a season-best eight stops, including a career-high seven solos at Iowa... Also had tackles for loss against San Jose State and at Iowa.

2004: Collected 54 tackles in 11 games, earning seven starts ... Had nine tackles, six solo, and a TFL at Michigan State ... Made a career best 10 tackles vs. Michigan ... Made seven stops, four solo, vs. UCLA and six in the season-opener vs. Florida A&M. 2003: Redshirted the 2003 season.

High School: Earned all-state honors as a senior ... Three-time all-Detroit pick at linebacker ... Four-year starter for Detroit Central ... Led Central in tackles each of his last three seasons ... All-region pick by PrepStar ... Totaled 105 tackles and eight sacks as a junior ... Also an outstanding pass catcher, registering 23 catches for 359 yards, 15.6 yards per catch ... Also a standout in basketball, helping Detroit Central to district and regional titles in 2001 ... Won 11 high school letters, four in football, four in track and three in basketball ... Was an all-city track selection as a junior ... High school coach was Michael Thornhill.

Personal: Full given name is Anthony Wilson Thornhill ... Son of Michael and Gloria Thornhill ... Born Feb. 27, 1985 ... Graduated in May, 2007 with a degree in kinesiology ... Has one brother and two sisters ... Cousin Tadell Sands played in the NFL for Green Bay.


Career Highs:

Tackles: 10 vs. Michigan, 10/16/04
Solos: 7 at Iowa, 10/1/05
TFL: 1 three times (last time at Iowa, 10/1/05)
QB Sacks: 0.5 vs. Rutgers, 9/3/05


Thornhill's Game-By-Game Statistics:

2007 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
Sep 01, 2007 vs Missouri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 08, 2007 WESTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 15, 2007 at Syracuse 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 22, 2007 at Indiana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 29, 2007 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 06, 2007 WISCONSIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 13, 2007 at Iowa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 20, 2007 MICHIGAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 27, 2007 BALL STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 03, 2007 at Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jan 1, 2008 vs USC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Games played: 11

2007 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
Sep 01, 2007 vs Missouri 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 08, 2007 WESTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 15, 2007 at Syracuse 1 1 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 22, 2007 at Indiana 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 29, 2007 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 06, 2007 WISCONSIN 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 13, 2007 at Iowa 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 20, 2007 MICHIGAN 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 27, 2007 BALL STATE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 03, 2007 at Minnesota 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Jan 1, 2008 vs USC 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Totals 3 1 4 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


2006 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
Sep 02, 2006 EASTERN ILLINOIS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 09, 2006 at RUTGERS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 16, 2006 SYRACUSE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 23, 2006 IOWA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 30, 2006 at Michigan State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 07, 2006 INDIANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 14, 2006 OHIO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 21, 2006 at Penn State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 28, 2006 at Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 04, 2006 OHIO STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 11, 2006 PURDUE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Games played: 11

2006 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
Sep 02, 2006 EASTERN ILLINOIS 0 1 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 09, 2006 at RUTGERS 1 4 5 1.5 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 16, 2006 SYRACUSE 3 3 6 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 23, 2006 IOWA 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 30, 2006 at Michigan State 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 07, 2006 INDIANA 0 2 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 14, 2006 OHIO 0 1 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 21, 2006 at Penn State 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 28, 2006 at Wisconsin 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 04, 2006 OHIO STATE 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 11, 2006 PURDUE 1 2 3 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Totals 6 13 19 1.5 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


2005 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
Sep 03, 2005 RUTGERS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 10, 2005 SAN JOSE STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 17, 2005 at California 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 24, 2005 MICHIGAN STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 1, 2005 at Iowa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 8, 2005 at Indiana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 22, 2005 PENN STATE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 29, 2005 WISCONSIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 5, 2005 at Ohio State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 12, 2005 at Purdue 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 19, 2005 NORTHWESTERN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Games played: 11

2005 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
Sep 03, 2005 RUTGERS 3 4 7 0.5 5 0.5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 10, 2005 SAN JOSE STATE 1 0 1 1.0 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 17, 2005 at California 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 24, 2005 MICHIGAN STATE 1 4 5 0.5 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 1, 2005 at Iowa 7 1 8 1.0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 8, 2005 at Indiana 3 1 4 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 22, 2005 PENN STATE 1 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 29, 2005 WISCONSIN 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 5, 2005 at Ohio State 1 1 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 12, 2005 at Purdue 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 19, 2005 NORTHWESTERN 1 1 2 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Totals 18 12 30 3.0 10 0.5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


2004 Rushing Receiving Passing Kick Ret Punt Ret all
Date Opponent no. yds td lg no. yds td lg c-a-i yds td lg no. yds td lg no. yds td lg purp
Sep 04, 2004 Florida A&M 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 11, 2004 UCLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 18, 2004 WESTERN MICHIGAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sep 25, 2004 PURDUE 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 02, 2004 at Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 09, 2004 at Michigan State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 16, 2004 MICHIGAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 23, 2004 at Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oct 30, 2004 IOWA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 06, 2004 INDIANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nov 20, 2004 at Northwestern 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Games played: 11

2004 Tackles Sacks Fumble Int pass blkd PAT PAT
Date Opponent solo ast total tfl yds no. yds ff fr yds no. yds qbh brup kick kicks rush rcv saf pts
Sep 04, 2004 Florida A&M 3 3 6 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 11, 2004 UCLA 4 3 7 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 18, 2004 WESTERN MICHIGAN 3 0 3 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Sep 25, 2004 PURDUE 3 1 4 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 02, 2004 at Wisconsin 2 3 5 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 09, 2004 at Michigan State 6 3 9 1 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 16, 2004 MICHIGAN 5 5 10 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 23, 2004 at Minnesota 1 2 3 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Oct 30, 2004 IOWA 0 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 06, 2004 INDIANA 1 2 3 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Nov 20, 2004 at Northwestern 3 0 3 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0
Totals 31 23 54 1 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0


updated 2/08

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