Colts draft Hugh Thornton

Published 04/26 2013 10:42PM

Updated 04/26 2013 10:45PM

The first Illini is off the 2013 draft board.

Hugh Thornton is Indianapolis bound, as the Colts selected the offensive lineman in the 3rd round. The senior was a starter in each of his four years with Illinois.

Thornton will be reunited with former Illinois assistant Joe Gilbert. He is the Colts' assistant offensive line coach. The 21-year old Thornton got the call from Gilbert, telling him the Colts drafted him.

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