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Walter Thurmond

Walter Thurmond III
Thurmond in the 2011 NFL preseason.
No. 24     New York Giants
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-08-12) August 12, 1987
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school: West Covina (CA)
College: Oregon
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 4 / Pick: 111
Debuted in 2010 for the Seattle Seahawks
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 2, 2014
Tackles 89
Quarterback sacks 1.0
Pass deflections 15
Interceptions 1
Forced fumbles 2
Touchdowns 1
Stats at

Walter Riley Thurmond III (born August 12, 1987) is an American football cornerback for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oregon.

College career

Thurmond became a starter as a redshirt freshman in 2006, earning honorable mention for the all-Pac-10 team.[1] Thurmond III once again was awarded an honorable mention all-Pac-10 in 2007.[2] After battling injuries in 2008, Thurmond III finished with 5 interceptions, along with one in the 2008 Holiday Bowl.[1][3]

On September 26 against Cal, Thurmond III was hurt and did not return after a hit to the knee on the opening kickoff return. It was later determined that Thurmond III had torn three ligaments in his knee, and would miss the remainder of the 2009 season.[4]

Professional career

Seattle Seahawks

Thurmond was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth round (111th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. He was signed to a contract on June 17, 2010. He was also expected to replace Kelly Jennings as the starting corner for the 2011 season.[5]

On October 24, 2011, Thurmond was placed on injured reserve with a broken fibula and high ankle sprain, ending his season. On November 24, 2013, Thurmond was suspended for four games for violating the NFL's policy on substance abuse.[6]

New York Giants

Thurmond was signed to a one-year deal with the New York Giants on March 16, 2014.[7][8]

On September 15, 2014, Thurmond was placed on injured reserve after a torn pectoral sustained in a Week 2 game against the Arizona Cardinals.[9]


  1. ^ a b "#6 Walter Thurmond III Biography". Retrieved August 4, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Pac-10 Football Awards and All-Conference Team Announced". December 3, 2009. Retrieved August 4, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Walter Thurmond III Stats".  
  4. ^ Hunt, John (September 29, 2009). "UO football: The impact of Walter Thurmond's injury".  
  5. ^ Florio, Mike (June 17, 2010). Hawks haul in Walter Thurmond"'".  
  6. ^ Katzowitz, Josh (24 November 2013). "Seahawks CB Walter Thurmond faces 4-game suspension".  
  7. ^ "Giants add Thurmond, Demps". March 16, 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  8. ^ Wesseling, Chris (March 16, 2014). "Walter Thurmond, Giants agree to one-year contract". Retrieved 2014-03-16. 
  9. ^ Schwartz, Paul (September 15, 2014). "Giants dealt severe blow as Walter Thurmond lost for season". The New York Post. Retrieved September 15, 2014. 

External links

  • New York Giants bio
  • Seattle Seahawks bio
  • Oregon Ducks bio
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