Walter Thurmond
CB #24
Height:
5-11
Weight:
190
College:
Oregon
Hometown:
West Covin, CA
Experience:
5

Biography

TRANSACTIONS:
- Originally a 4th round (111th pick overall) draft choice by the Seattle Seahawks in 2010…Signed as a free agent by the Giants on March 16, 2014.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
- Thurmond has played in 343 regular-season games with 8 starts and in 5 postseason games with 1 start (in Super Bowl XLVIII)…Career regular-season totals include 80 tackles (63 solo), 1 interception returned 29 yards for a touchdown, 16 passes defensed, 1 sack, 2 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. In the postseason, he has 9 tackles (5 solo) and a pass defensed.

TRANSACTIONS:
- Originally a 4th round (111th pick overall) draft choice by the Seattle Seahawks in 2010…Signed as a free agent by the Giants on March 16, 2014.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
- Thurmond has played in 343 regular-season games with 8 starts and in 5 postseason games with 1 start (in Super Bowl XLVIII)…Career regular-season totals include 80 tackles (63 solo), 1 interception returned 29 yards for a touchdown, 16 passes defensed, 1 sack, 2 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. In the postseason, he has 9 tackles (5 solo) and a pass defensed.
- In 2013, he played in 12 regular-season games with 3 starts and in 3 postseason games with 1 start…Missed 4 games in December while serving a suspension for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substance  Abuse…Finished the season with 32 tackles (24 solo), 1 interception, 6 passes defensed, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery…In the postseason, he had 5 tackles (2 solo) and a pass defensed.
- Started season opener at right cornerback at Carolina (9/8) and had 2 tackles (1 solo). He moved inside in the nickel defense...Started vs. San Francisco (9/15) and tallied 3 tackles (2 solo) and 2 passes defensed, 1 of which was intercepted by Earl Thomas…Contributed 5 tackles (2 solo) and a pass defensed vs. Jacksonville (9/22)…Played nickel corner and had 2 solo tackles at Houston (9/29) and at Indianapolis (10/6)…Had 2 solo stops, including his 1st career sack, a 6-yard takedown of Kellen Clemons, at St. Louis (10/28)…Replaced right cornerback Brandon Browner (groin) in the 2nd quarter at Atlanta (11/10) and had 7 solo tackles, a forced fumble and his 1st career fumble recovery…Started at right corner vs. Minnesota (11/17) and finished with 3 tackles (2 solo) and his 1st career interception (off Christian Ponder) that he returned 29 yards for a touchdown…Returned from suspension vs. St. Louis (12/29) with 1 solo tackle…Had 2 tackles (1 solo) in NFC Divisional Playoff Game vs. New Orleans (1/11)…Played majority of nickel snaps in the NFC Championship Game vs. San Francisco (1/19)…Started in Super Bowl XLVIII vs. Denver and contributed 3 tackles (1 solo).
- In 2012, Thurmond played in 2 games with 1 start and had 3 solo tackles and a pass defensed…Opened the season on the reserve/physically unable to perform list, the result of an ankle injury suffered in Week 7 of the 2011 season…Played at Chicago (12/2) and vs. Arizona (12/9)…Suffered a hamstring injury and was placed on injured reserve on Dec. 31.
- In 2011, played in 6 games with 3 starts before suffering a season-ending ankle injury at Cleveland (10/23)…Had 12 tackles (7 solo), 2 passes defensed and a forced fumble.
- As a rookie in 2010, played in a career-high 14 games with 1 start…Posted a career-best 33 tackles (29) and 7 passes defensed…Made his NFL debut on special teams vs. San Francisco (9/12)…Played cornerback for the 1st time vs. San Diego (9/26)…Started for the 1st time vs. Arizona (10/24) and had 4 solo tackles and 2 passes defensed…Tallied a career-high 9 solo tackles at New Orleans (10/21)…Played in 2 postseason games and had 4 tackles (3 solo).

COLLEGE:
- Played in 41 games at Oregon, where he recorded 254 tackles (181 solo), 12 interceptions and scored 5 touchdowns…Returned 33 kickoffs for 850 yards (25.8-yard avg.) and ran back 11 punts for 165 yards (15.0-yard avg.) and 1 touchdown…Senior season ended after 4 games with a knee injury suffered returning the opening kickoff vs. California…Returned the opening punt 78 yards for a touchdown against Utah for his 5th career touchdown…Tied a school record with his 3rd career interception for a touchdown (18 yards) vs. Purdue. As a junior, played in 13 games with 12 starts and finished tied for 1st in the Pac-10 with 5 interceptions. Recorded 51 tackles and shared the team lead in interceptions, including one in the Holiday Bowl victory vs. Oklahoma State. Also had 5 solo tackles and returned 6 kickoffs for 201 yards, including a 91-yarder.

PERSONAL:
- Thurmond was considered 1 of California’s fastest players when he helped lead West Covina (Calif.) High School to CIF Southern Section Division VII championship and an 11-2-1 record…Finished with 29 receptions for 730 yards and 7 touchdowns and rushed for more than 400 yards and 2 scores as a senior…Added 85 tackles and 5 interceptions to earn All-San Gabriel Valley Region honors…Received All-CIF Southern Section 2nd-team honors as a wide receiver in 2004 after attracting 1st-team all-San Antonio League, all-CIF and all-Valley attention following his 2003 campaign. Born Walter Riley Thurmond III in Hollywood, Calif….Majored in Political Science.

Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 52 160 121 39 3 1 22 4 1 96 -- 44
2015 PHI 16 71 52 19 2 1 7 3 0 67 22.3 44
2014 NYG 2 4 2 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 SEA 12 33 24 9 1 0 6 1 1 29 29 29
2012 SEA 2 3 3 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 SEA 6 12 7 5 0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2010 SEA 14 37 33 4 0 -- 7 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 52 1 1 4 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0
2015 PHI 16 -- -- 2 -- 1 -- 1 1 -- -- --
2014 NYG 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 SEA 12 -- -- 1 -- 1 -- 0 0 -- -- --
2012 SEA 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 SEA 6 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 SEA 14 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 52 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2015 PHI 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 NYG 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 SEA 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 SEA 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 SEA 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 SEA 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

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