All Time Linebackers
Reggie Hayward Linebacker 1996:
Consider one of the best of all time. Was a two time All-Conference, Two time All-Area, and All State. Senior Year was a High School All-American. Went on to play four years at Iowa State were he was all Big 12. Was a third round draft pick by the Denver Broncos, also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Had a nine year career were he had 179 tackles and 39 sacks. Reggie was Thornridge Athlete of the Year in 1997.
Richard Coleman Linebacker 1993:
Was one of the leaders of the defense for two playoff teams.(92&93) Was an All-Conference All-Area and Honorable Mention All-State senior year. Was a two way player both junior and senior year.
LaVance Wells Linebacker 1986:
Was All-Conference and All-Area senior year. Was also a 1,000 yard rusher in leading the 86 team to an 8-1 regular season and Illinois State Playoff berth.
Gene Johnston Linebacker 1962:
Was a two time All-Conference player for one of the first teams in Thornridge football. Went on to play at Northern Illinois. After college went into high school coaching. Head Coach at Oak Forest for 9 Years were he lead them to 3 IHSA playoff berths.
Darael Dugar Linebacker 2017:
Was a two time all conference player. Was Captain Of the best team record wise in the 2010’s. Also played running back. Was also an All-State Wrestler by placing 5th his senior year. Went on to play at Garden City Community College