Thierry in 2015
|Date of birth:||September 4, 1971|
|Place of birth:||Houston, Texas|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||262 lb (119 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11|
|Career NFL statistics|
John Fitzgerald Thierry (born September 4, 1971]) is a former professional American football player who was selected by the Chicago Bears in the 1st round (11th overall pick) of the 1994 NFL Draft. A 6' 4", 263 lb linebacker from Alcorn State University, Thierry was moved to defensive end and played in nine NFL seasons from 1994-2002.
He was selected second in the 1999 Cleveland Browns expansion draft, following Jim Pyne. He finished his career with the Atlanta Falcons after recurring shoulder injuries. During his career Thierry played in 131 games and started 70 of them recording 33.5 sacks and 158 tackles with 7 fumble recoveries.