James Thornton (tight end)
|Date of birth||February 8, 1965|
|Place of birth||Santa Rosa, California|
|College||Cal State Fullerton|
|NFL draft||1988 / Round: 4 / Pick: 105|
|1993–1994||New York Jets|
James Michael Thornton (born February 8, 1965) 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. He played his high school career at Analy High School in Sebastopol, California.