Baylor wide receiver Tyquan Thornton poses for a headshot during the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine on Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2022 in Indianapolis. (Kevin Sabitus via AP)

Tyquan Thornton

WR

#51

Experience: R

Height: 6-2

Age: 21

Weight: 182 lbs

College: Baylor

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Biography

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Tyquan Thornton was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round (50th overall) of the 2022 NFL Draft.

SEASONAL REVIEWS

Senior Year (2021):

  • Started in all 14 games played and led the team with 62 receptions and 10 touchdowns
  • Ranked 10th all‐time on Baylor's career receiving yards list with 2,242 receiving yards.
  • His 19 career touchdowns is tied for 8th on Baylor's all‐time leader board
  • Ranked 14th in career receptions at Baylor (143)
  • All‐Big 12 Second Team (WR) ‐ AP and Coaches
  • Preseason Third Team All‐Big 12 selection by Phil Steele
  • NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Big Board selection
  • Finished third in the Big 12 in receiving yards (948)
  • Finished fifth in the Big 12 in yards per catch (15.3)
  • Finished sixth in the Big 12 in yards per game (67.7)
  • Opened the season with five catches for 46 yards at Texas State (9/4) ... Had his second‐career 100‐yard receiving game against Texas Southern catching 5 passes for 103 yards and tying a single‐game high with two touchdowns (9/11)
  • Had three catches for 31 yards at Kansas (9/18)
  • Caught three passes for 44 yards and a touchdown against Iowa State (9/25)
  • Tallied three catches for 52 yards including a 44 yarder at Oklahoma State (10/2)
  • Surpassed 100‐career receptions on Oct. 2 at OSU, becoming the 22nd Bear all‐time to achieve the feat
  • Went for career‐best 187 yards and 2 TDs against WVU (10/9), the most receiving yards by a Baylor WR in a single game since Denzel Mims' 192 against Oklahoma in 2017
  • Notched five catches for 84 yards in a BU win over BYU (10/16) ... Recorded five catches for 54 yards against Texas (10/30)
  • In that game, Thornton threw a TD to RJ Sneed in 1st Quarter of game ‐ Baylor's first passing TD by a non‐QB since 2015
  • Matched a career‐high with two touchdowns to go with five catches and 121 at TCU (11/6)
  • Tallied four catches for 41 yards and a touchdown in an upset win over Oklahoma (11/13)
  • Recorded five catches for 75 yards in a road win at Kansas State (11/20)
  • Had four catches for 37 yards in home finale (11/27)
  • Caught six passes for 71 yards and a touchdown in the Big 12 Championship Game (12/4)
  • Had one catch that went for a touchdown in Baylor's Sugar Bowl win over Ole Miss (1/1)

Junior Year (2020):

  • Started in all six games he played in
  • Tallied 16 receptions for 158 yards and a touchdown in 2020
  • 24th all‐time at Baylor in career receiving yards with 1,256
  • 11th all‐time at BU in yards per reception (16.0)
  • Started against KU (9/26), did not record a stat
  • Hauled in four catches for 45 yards against WVU (10/3)
  • Had four catches for 22 yards at Texas (10/24)
  • Started vs. TCU (10/31) but left the game early with an injury
  • Did not play at Iowa State (11/7) and Texas Tech (11/14)
  • Scored his first touchdown of the season on a 25‐yard TD catch on fourth down at OU (12/5), finished the game with four receptions for 53 yards
  • Did not play vs. OSU (12/12)

Sophomore Year (2019):

  • All‐Big 12 honorable mention
  • Appeared in all 14 games on the year, starting 11 of those, finished with 45 receptions for 782 yards and five touchdowns
  • Had 4 receptions for 38 yards in the Sugar Bowl vs. Georgia (1/1)
  • Had 2 receptions for 69 yards, long of 51, vs. OU in the Big 12 title game (12/7)
  • At Kansas (11/30) hauled in 4 receptions for 69 yards and 1 TD on a 51‐yd reception, his second longest of the season
  • Started his ninth game of the season vs. Texas (11/23) but did not record a stat
  • Made his eighth start of the year vs. Oklahoma (11/16), making 1 reception for 1 yard
  • In his seventh start of the year, tallied 3 receptions for 19 yards at TCU (11/9)
  • Made his sixth start of the year vs. WVU (10/31), hauling in 5 receptions for 86 yards with a long of 43 yards at a key moment in the fourth quarter to extend a drive and solidify the game for the Bears
  • In his fifth start of the year at OSU (10/19), had 96 yards on 2 receptions, including a career‐long of 78 yards, the third‐longest pass play in program history to not result in a touchdown
  • Made his fourth start of the year vs. Texas Tech (10/12), collecting 4 receptions for 83 yards, including a long of 41 yards
  • Hauled in his third TD of the season, finishing with 4 receptions for 92 yards at K‐State (10/5)
  • Had a career night vs. Iowa State (9/28), recording his first career 100+ yard passing performance with 141 yards on a career‐best 11 receptions, tying for 15th most in Baylor history in a single game, also had 1 TD reception
  • Hauled in 3 receptions, including a career‐long of 44 yards at Rice (9/21)
  • Caught one pass for16‐yd pass vs. UTSA (9/7)
  • Caught his first touchdown pass of the year, a 9‐yd reception, his only catch of the day vs. SFA (8/31)

Freshman Year (2018):

  • Appeared in all 13 games, making two starts, vs. TCU and at Iowa State
  • Finished with 20 receptions for 354 yards, 3 TDs, 5 kick returns for 83 yards and 2 rush attempts for 2 yards
  • Had 3 receptions for 72 yards and a long of 30 yards vs. Vanderbilt in the Texas Bowl (12/27)
  • Hauled in a career‐long pass of 41 yards vs. Texas Tech (11/24), the longest TD reception of the year for the Bears, his third TD of the season, finished with 2 receptions for 51 yards ... Started his second consecutive game vs. TCU (11/17), but did not record a stat
  • In his first collegiate start at Iowa State (11/10), had 2 receptions for 20 yards
  • Made his first collegiate start vs. OSU (11/3), but did not record a stat
  • Tied his career‐high with 3 receptions for 36 yards at West Virginia (10/25)
  • Had 1 reception for 0 yards and kickoff return for 11 yards vs. K‐State (10/6)
  • Collected 1 reception for 11 yards at Oklahoma (9/29)
  • Had 3 receptions for 50 yards, including a 39‐yard TD reception, tying his career‐long catch vs. Kansas (9/22)
  • Tallied his first‐career TD vs. Duke (9/15), finishing with 3 receptions for a career‐high 92 yards and 1 TD, career‐long reception of 39 yards
  • Collected his first two collegiate receptions at UTSA, one for a career‐long of 25 yards, also returned 2 kickoffs for 26 yards
  • Made his collegiate debut vs. ACU (9/1)
  • Enrolled in Jan. 2018

HIGH SCHOOL:

  • Fleet‐footed wide receiver with exceptional hands for coach Tim "Ice" Harris at Booker T. Washington High
  • More than 1,100 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns
  • Added 214 rushing yards with three scores
  • Also played quarterback as a senior with three touchdown passes
  • Two‐time All‐Dade honoree
  • Rated four stars by 247 Sports
  • No. 37 player in Florida
  • No. 257 nationally
  • No. 44 wide receiver in the country
  • Four‐star recruit according to Rivals
  • No. 42 in Florida
  • No. 237 nationally
  • No. 42 wide receiver in the country
  • Ranked three stars by ESPN
  • No. 83 in Florida
  • No. 86 wide out nationally
  • Also a standout in track
  • Personal best of 10.50 in 100 meters
  • 200‐meter PR is 21.07
  • Selected Baylor over Florida, Georgia, Miami (Fla.), LSU and Tennessee

PERSONAL:

  • Son of Latasha Jackson and Tyron Thornton
  • Majoring in communications
  • Has four siblings: D'Andre Clayton, Tyron Thornton Jr., Shaquise Clayton, Tyquiesha Thornton
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