UD Football BIO
60 Peter Thistle

Fourth-year member of the squad as a walk-on center • one of 10 seniors on the 2016 squad • brings solid depth to a Blue Hen offensive line that returns four starters • once again projected to open season as backup center behind All-Colonial Athletic Association standout Brody Kern for third straight season • honor student.

Backup center behind Kern • did not see game action •
earned CAA Academic All-Conference honors.

Backup center behind Kern • saw first career action in second half of season opener vs. Pitt • earned CAA Academic All-Conference honors.

Backup offensive lineman but did not see game action.

Enrolled at Delaware but did not compete for football team.

Two-way lineman at North Allegheny High School for head coach Art Walker • played center and noseguard • competed for outstanding teams his final two seasons as squads went 15-1 and won the state title in 2010 and went 14-1, captured the WPIAL championships, and finished third at the state championships in 2011 • team captain as a senior • earned first team all-conference honors his final two seasons • earned Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fab 22 Co-MVP in 2010 • named team's Most Improved Player in 2010 • earned Ferringer Unsung Hero Award in 2011 • National Honor Society student.

Peter William "Pete" Thistle • born April 3, 1994 in Pittsburgh, Pa. • son of Scott and Karen Thistle • one of three children • honor student as an exercise science major at Delaware with a minor in strength & conditioning • plays the guitar, banjo, and harmonica • winner of the annual UD Student-Athlete Talent Show for Special Olympics in May, 2015 as he sang and played the guitar and harmonica as part of his rendition of country singer Eric Paslay’s “She Don’t Love You” • enjoys listening to country music, cooking, and all outdoor activities in spare time • both parents are graduates of Bucknell • father is an environmental lawyer • relative, Bob Dahl, played defensive line at Notre Dame ('91), was a third-round pick in the NFL Draft, and also played with the Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins. 

Position: Offensive Lineman
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 270
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Wexford, Pa.
High School: North Allegheny
Major: Exercise Science
Experience: 3 Letters
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