Sidney Thornton

Sidney Thornton
Born: September 2, 1954
New Orleans, LA USA
Position: RB
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 230
College: NW State (LA)
High School: Capitol (Baton Rouge, LA)
Career: 1977-1984
Drafted: 1977 in Round 2, #48 overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers

Sidney Thornton played from 1977 to 1984 during his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Oklahoma Outlaws. Thornton ran for 1,800 yards in his career on 457 attempts, scoring 22 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 71 passes for 690 yards and 7 receiving touchdowns..

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Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1977NFL Pittsburgh Steelers271033.818 2
1978NFL Pittsburgh Steelers712643.727 2
1979NFL Pittsburgh Steelers1185855.075 6
1980NFL Pittsburgh Steelers783254.228 3
1981NFL Pittsburgh Steelers562023.617 4
1982NFL Pittsburgh Steelers6335.513 1
1984USFL Oklahoma Outlaws1012882.934 4
NFL35615124.275 18
USFL1012882.934 4
Totals45718003.975 22


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1977NFL Pittsburgh Steelers155.00
1978NFL Pittsburgh Steelers56613.224 1
1979NFL Pittsburgh Steelers1623114.432 4
1980NFL Pittsburgh Steelers151318.729 1
1981NFL Pittsburgh Steelers8789.830 0
1982NFL Pittsburgh Steelers144.00
1984USFL Oklahoma Outlaws251757.019 1
NFL4651511.232 6
USFL251757.019 1
Totals716909.732 7

Kick Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1978NFL Pittsburgh Steelers13737.037 0
1980NFL Pittsburgh Steelers11515.015 0
1981NFL Pittsburgh Steelers111.00
NFL35317.737 0
Totals35317.737 0

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
1977NFL Pittsburgh Steelers2000012
1978NFL Pittsburgh Steelers21000018
1979NFL Pittsburgh Steelers6400060
1980NFL Pittsburgh Steelers31000024
1981NFL Pittsburgh Steelers40000024
1982NFL Pittsburgh Steelers100006
1984USFL Oklahoma Outlaws4100000000030

Playing Career: