Second-year squad member who came into his own this spring after a solid scout team effort as a true freshman ... Had 2 receptions for 62 yards, including a 58-yard pass from Ashton Glaser, in the Maroon and White Game (4/20/13).
2012: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State ... Earned MSU Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week laurels for games against Murray State (9/15/12) and Indiana State (10/6/12).
High School: Was a two-sport standout at Crystal City (Mo.) High ... He helped Coach Ken Weik's Hornets to an 8-3 campaign and state playoff appearance in 2011 ... Started four years in football, including a 7-5 run his junior year ... Was also a four-year starter in basketball.
Personal: Stacey Allen Thornton was born 11/7/93 in Festus, Mo. ... Son of Stacey and Donna Thornton of Festus ... Has a sister, Alicia, and two brothers, Tryson and Jalen ... Undecided on major.