Dick Thornton
Position:Blocking back
Personal information
Born:(1908-02-04)February 4, 1908
Chicago, Illinois
Died:January 13, 1973
Height:5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight:165 lb (75 kg)
Career information
Career history
* Philadelphia Eagles ( 1933)
Career NFL statistics as of 1933
Passing yards:52
Passer rating:4.2
Player stats at PFR

Harry Richard "Dick" Thornton (born February 4, 1908, died January 13, 1973) was an American football quarterback in the National Football League. He played for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1933, starting in one game. He played college football at Michigan and Missouri–Rolla.

Early yearsEdit

Thornton attended Senn High School in Chicago, Illinois.[1]

College careerEdit

Thornton played college football at Missouri–Rolla[1] and Michigan.

Professional careerEdit

Thornton played for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1933, playing in four games (including one start). In 1932 and 1933 he also played for the then-independent St. Louis Gunners.[2]


Thornton's son, Dick, played in the Canadian Football League from 1961–1972.[3]


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