3 Zay Thornton
3 Zay Thornton
Height: 6-2
Weight: 180
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Ocala, Fla.
High School: Vanguard
Position: DB

2014: Appeared in six games and had eight receptions for 161 yards...caught two passes for 104 yards in the team's win over Anderson (9/20)...both of his receptions against Anderson went for touchdowns...also saw two passes against Wisconsin-Whitewater (9/13) and Bluffton (9/27)...helped team win its fifth consecutive Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference title.

2013: Caught three touchdowns and had 12 receptions as a freshman...played in nine games...had a career-high three catches for 84 yards and a score against Anderson (10/19)...caught two passes each against Manchester (9/21), Mount St. Joseph (10/12) and Defiance (11/2)...had a touchdown reception against Manchester, Anderson and Defiance.

High School: Named the Offensive Player of the Week at Vanguard High School...graduated with academic honors.

Personal: Majors in sociology...son of Alan Thornton and Chalon Manning.