|Date of birth:||February 14, 1958|
|Place of birth:||Detroit, MI|
|NFL Draft:||1979 / Round: 8 / Pick: 219|
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Bruce Edward Thornton (born February 14, 1958 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former American football defensive lineman in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and the St. Louis Cardinals. He played college football for the University of Illinois and was drafted in the eighth round of the 1979 NFL Draft. His son, Kalen Thornton, also played for the Cowboys.
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