Ex-Colts guard Hugh Thornton announces retirement

The 2013 draft pick had signed with the Falcons earlier in the offseason, but called it a career Tuesday.

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Ex-Colts guard Hugh Thornton announces retirement


  • Former Colts 2013 third-rounder G Hugh Thornton announced his retirement Tuesday, less than two months after he had signed with the Atlanta Falcons.
  • Thornton was the best guard in pass-blocking efficiency on the Colts two of the three years he started (94.1 in 2013, 95.3 in 2015).
  • Thornton faced on average five of the top 10 defensive tackles in pass-rush productivity each year he started.
  • He missed the 2016 season due to a foot injury after starting 32 games at LG and RG.

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