Titans linebacker David Thornton was the guest speaker at an annual alcohol and drug awareness seminar held by Belmont University’s Athletic Department for student-athletes on Feb. 20. Thornton addressed more than 200 student-athletes on the importance of good decision making and the impact of decisions on both their athletic and personal lives.
Thornton shared his personal journey, describing his upbringing and his long and arduous road from a non-recruited walk-on for the University of North Carolina football team to NFL stardom. Thornton said that having to earn his way onto the team and earn the respect from his teammates and coaches through hard work taught him the value of perseverance.
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