Sidney Thornton

Sidney Thornton
No. 38
Date of birth (1954-09-02) September 2, 1954
Place of birth New Orleans, Louisiana
Career information
Position(s) Running back
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 230 lb (100 kg)
College Northwestern State
High school Capitol
NFL draft 1977 / Round: 2 / Pick: 148
Career history
As player
(19771982) Pittsburgh Steelers
Career highlights and awards
Career stats
Rushing yards 1,512
Rush attempts] 356
Rush TDs 18
Games played 74
Receptions 46
Receiving yards 515

Sidney Thornton (born September 2, 1954 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA) is a former American professional football player who was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2nd round (48th overall) of the 1977 NFL Draft. A 5'11", 230 lb (100 kg). running back from Northwestern State University in Louisiana, Thornton played in 6 NFL seasons from 1977-1982 for the Steelers.[1]


  1. "Sidney Thornton". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 26 July 2014.

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