Dick Thornton

Bio

Full name: Richard Quincy Thornton

Preferred name: Dick

Born: Nov. 1, 1939 in Chicago, IL

Died: Dec. 19, 2014

Last Season (1972) Vitals:
  • Height: 6′ 0″
  • Weight: 185 lbs
  • Position: DB
  • Jersey: #25
Amateur Programs
  • Northwestern
  • Taft HS (Chicago, IL)
12 Season Career with WPG, TOR

Active years: 1961–1972

152 career games (See notes for restrictions)

  • 149 regular season games
  • 3 Grey Cup appearances (1 championship win)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers WFC Hall of Fame

Dick Thornton was inducted into the Player wing in 1988.

Season Team Position Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
12 seasons
(Rank: T199th,
98th percentile,
12 CFL seasons)
2 teams 149
(Rank: T407th,
96th percentile,
149 CFL games)
0 3
1961 WPG DB 10 4 -- 0
1962 WPG DB 14 16 -- 1
1963 WPG DB 14 16 -- 0
1964 WPG HB 14 4 -- 0
1965 WPG HB 14 16 -- 1
1966 WPG DB 14 13 -- 0
1967 TOR DB 25 14 -- 0
1968 TOR DB 25 14 -- 0
1969 TOR DB 25 14 -- 0
1970 TOR DB 25 10 -- 0
1971 TOR DB 25 14 -- 1
1972 TOR DB 25 14 -- 0