Bruce Thornton Jr is quickly becoming a household name in collage basketball.
The 6-foot-2 point guard who plays for Ohio State Buckeyes has been electrifying crowds with his flashy passes and scoring prowess.
But where does this natural talent come from? Thornton’s parents were both Division-I athletes at the University of Georgia, and their athletic genes have certainly been passed down.
Let’s take a look at who Bruce Thornton Jr parents are.
Who are Bruce Thornton parents?
Bruce Thornton was born on 22nd November 2004 to father, Bruce Thorton Sr and mother, Tiaunna Briggans.
Tiaunna Briggans: Bruce Thornton mother
Bruce’s mother, Tiaunna Briggans attended University of Georgia from 1999 – May 2001.
During her time there, she was part of the Georgia Bulldogs women’s basketball team, known as the Lady Dogs.
Her commitment to academics was evident as she successfully earned a bachelor’s degree in Child Development while actively engaging in athletics.
Tiaunna Briggans celebrates her birthday on 24th February every year. She is assumed to be born in the 1970s though it isn’t clear the exact year.
Be sure to get an update from us should we get any information about her exact age.
Presently, Briggans holds the position of Director of Safety at Fulton Science Academy.
Bruce Thorton Sr: Bruce Thornton father
Bruce Thornton Sr. is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League (NFL) for the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers.
He played college football at the University of Georgia.
Thornton played one game with the Cowboys in 2004, injured his knee and spent the rest of the season on injured reserve.
Dallas waived him the following year.
He signed with San Francisco in September 2005 and started 11 of the final 12 games.
On August 4, 2006, he signed as a free agent with the New York Jets and was waived 8 days later.
On May 9, 2007, he was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars to replace the recently waived Ahmad Carroll.