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Name: Kris Thornton (Transfer from VMI)
College: James Madison     Number: 8
Height: 5-07   Weight: 177
Position: WR  Pos2: KR
Class/Draft Year: rSr/2023

40 Low: 4.38
   40 Time: 4.44
  40 High: 4.50

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Height: 5067
Weight: 177

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Dates: 03/21/23
Hand: 09 1/8  Arm: 29 1/2
Wingspan: 72 1/8

Height: 5067
Weight: 177
40 Yrd Dash: 4.44
20 Yrd Dash: 2.62
10 Yrd Dash: 1.48
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 10
Vertical Jump: 41
Broad Jump: 10'05"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.25
3-Cone Drill: 6.84

40 Time Range: 4.41-4.46/Projected 4.50


 Data Scout Notes: 2022: 1stC...2021: 1stC...2019: NAC...Announced transfer to James Madison on July 5 '19. Transferred from VMI in spring '19. 2nd team All-SoCon w/87-998-11.5-4 rec in 11 gms in '18. SoCon All-Freshman Team w/33-340-10.3-2 rec, 17-35-2.1-0 rush in 11 gms in '17.

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  2022 ALL-SUN BELT CONFERENCE FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM: WR - Kris Thornton, James Madison (RS Sr., WR - Manassas, Va.),...Thornton became JMU's first receiver to reach 1,000 receiving yards in back-to-back seasons, as he caught 59 passes for 1,015 yards and seven touchdowns. Thornton averaged 17.2 yards per catch and turned in five 100-yard games, including a career-high 173 at Arkansas State. He ranks third in the Sun Belt in receiving yards (92.3), tied for third in receiving touchdowns, sixth in receptions per game (5.4) and seventh in yards per catch. Thornton was one of just two SBC receivers to go over 1,000 receiving yards this year. - James Madison Football

(DS#65 WR) rSr/2023 WR Kris ThorntonJames Madison
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  There's no debate when it comes to the No. 1 wide receiver at James Madison. Redshirt senior Kris Thornton returns for the Dukes after a breakout campaign in 2021, when he earned First Team All-CAA honors and set a JMU single-season record for receptions. "He's so important," said JMU redshirt senior safety Sam Kidd. "Obviously he's a deep threat. His speed...that's so significant." Thornton hauled in 83 receptions for 1,097 yards and 13 touchdowns last fall. He made his JMU debut in the 2021 spring season when he registered 26 receptions for 428 yards and three touchdowns across eight games during a modified season amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Manassas, Va. native is now the clear leader of a position group that lost superstar Antwane Wells Jr. (2021: 1,250 yards, 15 TDs) to South Carolina via the transfer portal while Scott Bracey (2021: 20 receptions, 299 yards) exhausted his eligibility. "I think the main thing that changed for me was trying to be more of a leader this year," said Thornton. "I was kind of a leader last year but trying to really lead the younger guys and the new people coming into our room this year. That's really my main thing that changed with my role." Thornton, who played two seasons at VMI and sat out the 2019 campaign after transferring to James Madison, is the only JMU player to earn preseason all-conference honors from the Sun Belt. He was named to the Preseason All-Sun Belt First Team offense. "It's been a long ride, I know that," said Thornton. "I came in 2017 at VMI and now six years later, I am finishing up...I have played two seasons at JMU and I am ready for this season coming up." -

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  2021 ALL-CAA FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES): Kris Thornton, James Madison, WR, Jr.,...Thornton leads the conference in receptions and is tied for the league lead in receiving touchdowns while ranking second in receiving yards. He has tallied 69 receptions for 896 yards and 11 touchdowns. Thornton has three 100-yard receiving games this season and three outings with two or more touchdowns, including a JMU-record four versus Campbell. - James Madison Football

(DS#65 WR) rSr/2023 WR Kris ThorntonJames Madison
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  Cole Johnson matched a program record with five touchdown passes, leading second-ranked James Madison in a 68-10 rout of Morehead State on Saturday night in a season opener. Kaelon Black had 100 yards rushing for the Dukes. Latrele Palmer added 98 yards on the ground with a pair of touchdowns. Johnson was 19-of-28 passing for 299 yards. He hit a wide-open Kris Thornton for a 54-yard touchdown on the Dukes' opening series.

The pair connected again for a 5-yard touchdown that stretched the Dukes' lead to 31-3 early in the third quarter. Johnson floated a 32-yard pass to Kevin Curry Jr. in the end zone in the fourth for his fifth scoring throw. The Dukes put up 688 yards of offense and held the Eagles to minus-57 yards rushing. They also scored a program-best 51 points in the second half. Mark Pappas completed 22 of 41 passes for 243 yards but threw three interceptions for Morehead State. - James Madison/AP College Football

(DS#65 WR) rSr/2023 WR Kris ThorntonJames Madison
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  MARCH 1 CAA FOOTBALL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Kris Thornton, Jr., WR, James Madison (Manassas, Va./Osbourn/VMI),...Thornton registered a team-high five receptions for 65 yards and a touchdown in James Madison's 36-16 victory over Robert Morris. The junior receiver caught a 33-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter and also made a touchdown-saving tackle after an interception. The VMI transfer leads the Dukes with eight catches for 155 yards and 2 TD's over the first two weeks. - Colonial Athletic Association Football

(DS#65 WR) rSr/2023 WR Kris ThorntonJames Madison
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