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 worked his way up from walk-on scout team player at North Carolina in the late ’90s to starter and All-ACC standout on a Tar Heel defense loaded with future NFL players his senior season of 2001. Thornton, of course, became one of those NFL players. (

Share: Facebook | Twitter | Email

Related: |

Recent Football Alumni News:

Audio: Hakeem Nicks Interview

Coples, Brown lead next group of Tar Heels going pro

Senior Bowl: Stock down for UNC's Dwight Jones

UNC's Coples sees a chance to bolster rep

Quinton Coples In All-Star Football Challenge

© 2005-2019 Tar Heel Times | Contact | Privacy Policy | Site Map | RSS | Did UNC Win?

Tar Heel Times is an unofficial resource for UNC fans and is not affiliated with the University of North Carolina.