Dick Thornton

Richard Brian Thornton
Born: November 1, 1939
Chicago, IL
Deceased: December 19, 2014
Position: DB,HB,S
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 185
College: Northwestern
High School: William Howard Taft (Chicago, IL)
Career: 1961-1974

Dick Thornton played from 1961 to 1974 during his career with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Toronto Argonauts and Memphis Southmen. Thornton ran for 585 yards in his career on 87 attempts, scoring 6 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 23 passes for 338 yards and 3 receiving touchdowns..

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Year Team Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
1961CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers12650.0836.918.300.033 100.3
1962CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers5360.0448.800.000.020 88.8
1963CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers9444.4576.300.000.019 65.5
1965CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers551629.13145.723.659.139 25.1
1966CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers23939.11155.014.3313.032 30.4
1967CFL Toronto Argonauts9333.3384.200.0222.215 7.9
1968CFL Toronto Argonauts2150.0199.500.000.019 83.3
1969CFL Toronto Argonauts11100.
1971CFL Toronto Argonauts100.000.000.01100.00.0


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1961CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers3268.726 0
1962CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers24924.529 1
1963CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers10727.214 0
1965CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers371303.520 2
1966CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers9515.715 0
1967CFL Toronto Argonauts67512.530 1
1968CFL Toronto Argonauts55711.438 1
1969CFL Toronto Argonauts141067.633 1
1970CFL Toronto Argonauts11919.019 0
CFL875856.738 6
Totals875856.738 6


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1963CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers25527.530 0
1965CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers273.522 0
1966CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers11616.016 1
1968CFL Toronto Argonauts166.00
1969CFL Toronto Argonauts111.00
1970CFL Toronto Argonauts14444.044 1
1971CFL Toronto Argonauts1319515.045 1
1972CFL Toronto Argonauts2147.00
CFL2333814.745 3
Totals2333814.745 3


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long PS
1961CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers1346135.5540
1962CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers1542428.3541
1963CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers62235838.0621
1964CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers517835.6460
1965CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers931334.8450
1966CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers622237.0430
1967CFL Toronto Argonauts14242.0420
1969CFL Toronto Argonauts52201238.7682
1972CFL Toronto Argonauts133.030

Punt Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1963CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers2126.011 0
1965CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers177.00
1968CFL Toronto Argonauts11818.018 0
1971CFL Toronto Argonauts351.70
1972CFL Toronto Argonauts188.00
CFL8506.218 0
Totals8506.218 0

Kick Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1963CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers12626.026 0
1965CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers411228.044 0
1966CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers410426.040 0
1967CFL Toronto Argonauts715221.732 0
1970CFL Toronto Argonauts11313.013 0
1971CFL Toronto Argonauts45413.522 0
1972CFL Toronto Argonauts66410.724 0
CFL2752519.444 0
Totals2752519.444 0


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1962CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers44110.226 1
1963CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers620033.365 3
1965CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers211758.564 0
1966CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers100.00
1967CFL Toronto Argonauts6233.810 0
1968CFL Toronto Argonauts27135.563 0
1969CFL Toronto Argonauts715922.752 2
1970CFL Toronto Argonauts49624.038 0
1971CFL Toronto Argonauts77911.343 2
1972CFL Toronto Argonauts36120.339 0
1974WFL Memphis Southmen515631.231.2 1
CFL4284720.265 8
WFL515631.231.2 1
Totals47100321.365 9

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Year Team Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
1962CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers1100113
1963CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers00003100125
1965CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers20000000012
1966CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers01000006
1967CFL Toronto Argonauts1000006
1968CFL Toronto Argonauts10000006
1969CFL Toronto Argonauts102000220
1970CFL Toronto Argonauts01000006
1971CFL Toronto Argonauts100200018
1974WFL Memphis Southmen000010000007

Playing Career:


1962 - CFL CFL West All-Star
1963 - CFL CFL All-CFL
1963 - CFL CFL West All-Star
1965 - CFL CFL All-CFL
1965 - CFL CFL West All-Star
1969 - CFL CFL East All-Star
1971 - CFL CFL All-CFL
1971 - CFL CFL East All-Star