Thiel was a reserve for Week 1 before being placed on the 1-Game Injured List for games 2-5. He saw his first game action on August 10. He was back on the injured list for games 7-10, 12, 14-18. He was reactivated for games 11 and 13. In 3 games he had 1 special teams tackle.
In 2010 he tallied 42 tackles (20 solo) and one sack in six games with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. He also took part in the East West Bowl and was named a Canada West All-Star.