Dick Thornton (Canadian football)


Dick Thornton (Canadian football)
Dick Thornton (Canadian football)
Date of birth November 1, 1939 (1939-11-01) (age 71)
Place of birth Chicago, Illinois
Position(s) Defensive back
Wide receiver
College Northwestern
NFL Draft 1961 / Round 6 / Pick 83
(By the St. Louis Cardinals)
Career highlights
CFL All-Star 1963, 1965, 1971
Teams
1961-1966
1967-1972
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Toronto Argonauts

Richard Quincy (Dick) Thornton (born November 1, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois) was a football player in the Canadian Football League for twelve years. Thornton played defensive back and wide receiver for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers[1] and Toronto Argonauts from 1961–1972. He won two Grey Cups with Winnipeg in 1961 and 1962. He also played in the 59th Grey Cup of 1971, but, despite an interception and a return of over 50 yards against Jerry Keeling, Toronto lost to the Calgary Stampeders. Later he played with the Memphis Southmen of the WFL. He was selected originally by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1961 NFL Draft out of Northwestern University, where he starred at quarterback.[2]

Videos

Seen intercepting a pass in the 1971 Grey Cup loss by Toronto against Calgary

References

  1. ^ The Montreal Gazette "Loquacious Dick Thornton Directs Bombers Tonight" Sep 24, 1965
  2. ^ Reading Eagle "Dick Thornton Picks Winnipeg", January 28, 1961




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