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Thornton Scores First NFL Touchdown

Posted Oct 5, 2014

The last time Cedric Thornton scored a touchdown, he was about 150 pounds lighter.

"Not since high school," Thornton recalled after the Eagles' 34-28 win in which Thornton scooped up a fumble for the first touchdown of his NFL career. "I was playing receiver and running back … I was 185 back then."

Thornton's score, the Eagles' third defensive touchdown this season, came in the third quarter when Trent Cole sacked Rams quarterback Austin Davis inside the Rams' 5-yard-line. Thornton fought his way to the ball, scooping it up just at the goal line and rolling in for the touchdown to give the Eagles a 27-7 lead.

"It was exciting," Thornton said. "I just want to see what my family's going to say, my little boy. He plays football too, so I'm just excited to get to the car and see what he has to say. We got the victory as a team and that's what we want to do. We want to finish the bye week 5-1 so that's what we focus on right now."

After the locker room session, Thornton found his way over to his family. After passing on the keepsake ball from his touchdown to his son, Cedric, Thornton reported a positive response.

"He was happy," Thornton said. "Now he wants (to score a touchdown)."

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