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David Thornton back to Colts roots
David Thornton joined the Colts as a fourth-round draft pick in 2002. Thornton was a classic success story at North Carolina. He fashioned a...

David Thornton sees new Colts job as more than helping young players transition to NFL
The stories usually are special with David Thornton, whose ability to connect with people has brought him back to where he started in the NFL...

David Thornton embracing advisor role at UNC
A college football player is apt to listen to an NFL player who spent a decade in the league. That's what UNC is hoping after...

David Thornton joins UNC's football staff
Former All-ACC selection David Thornton, who recently retired from the NFL’s Tennessee Titans, has officially returned to the UNC football team as a member of...

David Thornton returns home
In so many ways, David Thornton has lived out his own version of the American dream. A lightly-regarded high school player from Goldsboro (N.C.), Thornton...

David Thornton Q&A
Former North Carolina standout linebacker David Thornton discussed his NFL retirement, coming home to UNC and the state of the Tar Heel football program with...

Strength & Conditioning Coach Jeff Connors Leaving UNC
Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Jeff Connors will depart UNC to take the same position at East Carolina, according to sources. Connors, 54, has been UNC's...

David Thornton happy for Tar Heels win
University of Tennessee fans remain up in arms over the Vols' 30–27 loss to North Carolina in the Music City Bowl at LP Field on...

Meet the ACC's strength coaches
UNC: Jeff Connors has been honored as a Master Strength & Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches association. The former South Florida...

NFL Update: Week 14
Julius Peppers, Hilee Taylor and the Panthers faced off against Ryan Sims and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday night for control of the NFC South...

Thornton Named Community Man of the Year
The Titans announced Monday that linebacker David Thornton has been named the 2008 Titans Walter Payton Man of the Year Award winner. Thornton has been...

NFL Update: Week 10
Julius Peppers recorded three sacks and forced two fumbles in a 17-6 win over the Oakland Raiders Sunday. David Thornton and Alge Crumpler continue to...

NFL Update: Week 9
In his second week in the NFL, Connor Barth continued to perform well converting two field goal attempts in a 30-27 overtime loss to Tampa...

Titans linebackers are 'Tobacco Road' backers
Tennessee Titans outside linebacker David Thornton is a seventh-year veteran from UNC, while middle linebacker Ryan Fowler is in his fifth year after playing his...

Thornton redefines rules for linebackers
After forcing a fumble two weeks ago in Houston, Titans linebacker David Thornton stopped to check on an injured Texan lying on the turf. "Whoa,"...

Titans LB David Thornton charters bus to bring family in to watch him play
David Thornton knows how to celebrate a birthday. The Tennessee Titans linebacker turned 29 Thursday, but the real party starts Saturday when the bus Thornton...

Time For Thornton
As David Thornton begins his second year with the Titans, the expectations are growing on what he can produce on the field. His effectiveness on...

Heels' Noel builds his case for top honors
If Wednesday was an audition between Virginia's Sean Singletary and North Carolina's David Noel for the fifth spot on the All-ACC basketball team, Noel won...

Thornton nominated for community outreach award
Designed to honor an NFL player who has exemplified outstanding service to their community, the Byron “Whizzer” White Award was named after NFL Hall of...

Back together again - Colts' Thornton, Steelers' Warren meet Sunday
David Thornton and Greg Warren are just two of six former University of North Carolina players who will be on the field on Sunday in...

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