For other people named James Thornton, see James Thornton (disambiguation).
James Thornton
Date of birth: (1965-02-08) February 8, 1965 (age 55)
Place of birth: Santa Rosa, California
Career information
Position(s): Tight end
College: Cal State Fullerton
NFL Draft: 1988 / Round: 4 / Pick: 105
 As player:
Chicago Bears
New York Jets
Houston Oilers
Playing stats at

James Michael Thornton (born February 8, 1965 in Santa Rosa, California) is a former professional American football player who played tight end for seven seasons for the Chicago Bears, the New York Jets, and the Houston Oilers. He was given the nickname of "RoboCop" because of his physique.

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