Punted well in the spring, emerging as the leading contender to replace departed All-American Glenn Pakulak ... In the three spring scrimmages, he punted 11 times for an average of 42.4 yards ... Got his first game experience last season ... Has a year of experience on the UK junior varsity ... Has played in one varsity game.
2002 (Sophomore): Got to punt one time in the win over Mississippi State and booted a 26-yard kick ... Received his first varsity letter.
2001 (Sophomore): Redshirted.
2000 (Freshman): Punted for the UK junior varsity.
High School: Two-year starter as the kicker and punter for Male HS in Louisville ... Averaged 41 yards per punt as a senior ... Earned all-district and honorable-mention all-state honors ... Named the team's most valuable special teams player ... Averaged 35 yards per punt his junior year as Male won the Class AAAA (largest classification) state championship ... Coached by Bob Redman ... Three-year letterman on the soccer team.
Personal: Full name is David Anthony Thornton ... Born 10-11-81 in Louisville ... Son of Kenny and Teresa Beckum ... Major is management.