Thurman has also been a member of the Houston Texans, Green Bay Packers, Tennessee Titans, Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Dallas Desperados.
He played college football for the Southern Oregon University Raiders under coach Jeff Olson. During his time, He had 105 receptions, 1,530 receiving yards and 4 receiving touchdowns along with a kickoff return touchdown.
On May 7, 2004, He was signed by the New York Giants of the National Football League as an undrafted free agent. On June 26, 2004, He was released.
On July 2, 2004, He signed with the Houston Texans. On August 30, 2004, he was eventually released.
On September 7, 2004 He signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers to join their practice squad.
On September 8, 2004 He signed with the Green Bay Packers. He only played 2 games and recorded 2 receptions for 12 yards.
On September 4, 2005, He signed with the Tennessee Titans and was on the practice squad. He only appeared in 5 games and He return 9 punts for 31 yards along with 2 kickoff returns for 42 yards. On October 25, 2005, he was released after violating team rules.
On October 25, 2005, He signed with the Green Bay Packers. He appeared in 10 games and started just one game. He recorded 7 receptions for 92 yards.
On May 18, 2006, He signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. He recorded 40 receptions for 426 yards and one touchdown.
In 2007, He signed with the Dallas Desperados of the Arena Football League. He played for 2 seasons where recorded 65 receptions for 839 yards and 19 touchdowns.
In 2009, He signed with the Las Vegas Locomotives of the United Football League. In three seasons, He recorded 57 receptions for 796 yards and one touchdown. He currently the UFL's All-Time leading in Receptions and receiving yards.
He signed with the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League.
He signed with Milwaukee Mustangs of the Arena Football League.
He would next sign with the Philadelphia Soul and played in ArenaBowl XXVI.
On February 19, 2014, Thurman was traded to the Portland Thunder for future considerations, but was later released by the team.
On April 16, 2014, Thurman was assigned to the Jacksonville Sharks. He was placed on reassignment on April 24, 2014.
On October 9, 2014, Thurman was assigned to the Cleveland Gladiators. On June 23, 2015, Thurman was placed on reassignment.