|Getting To Know Chris Horn|
At Stanford: Two-time First Team Pac-10 All-Academic selection and two-year letterwinner ... Chris started all 12 games a year ago and is once again expected to find a place in the starting lineup in 2007 ... Has played both defensive tackle and defensive end throughout his Cardinal career ... Has been moved to nose tackle for the 2007 campaign ... Has accounted for 42 total tackles the past two seasons with 4.5 quarterback sacks, 9.0 tackles-for-loss, an interception and a forced fumble in 23 games played ... Fifth-year senior who will play a pivotal role in the Cardinal's defensive front in 2007.
Career Game Highs: Total Tackles - 6, twice Solo - 4, vs. WSU (9/23/06) Ast - 4, vs. Oregon State (11/18/06) Sacks - 1.0, four times TFL - 3.0, at Arizona (10/15/05) INT- 1 - at Washington (11/11/06) FF - 1, vs. WSU (9/23/06)
The 2007 Season: Finished his career with 66 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks to go along with one forced fumble and one interception
... Defensive team captain for 2007 who contributed 24 tackles, 3.5 TFL and 1.0 sack while starting 11 of 12 games
... Career-high-tying and season-high six tackles versus Washington
Season Game Highs: Total Tackles - 6, vs. Washington (11/3) Solo - 3, vs. Washington (10/3) Ast - 3, twice TFL - 1, three times TFL - 1, vs. San Jose State (9/15)
The 2006 Season: Moved into the starting lineup for the first time in his career as he started all 12 games at one defensive end position ... Fourth on the team in tackles-for-loss (4.0) and tied for fourth in sacks (1.5) ... Had 27 total tackles to rank third among Stanford's defensive linemen ... Picked off the first pass of his career and the only by a Stanford defensive lineman in 2006 at Washington ... Had a big game versus Washington State when he recorded a career-high six tackles and accounted for a sack, a tackle-for-loss and a forced fumble ... Recorded a career-best four assisted tackles versus Oregon State ... Named First Team Pac-10 All-Academic.
Season Game Highs: Total Tackles - 6, vs. WSU (9/23/06) Solo - 4, vs. WSU (9/23/06) Ast - 4, vs. Oregon State (11/18/06) Sacks - 1.0, four times TFL - 3.0, at Arizona INT- 1 - at Washington (11/11/06)(10/15/05) FF - 1, vs. WSU (9/23/06)
The 2005 Season: Played a backup role at defensive end while earning his first varsity letter ... Accounted for 15 total tackles, five tackles-for-loss and three sacks ... Very impressive in Stanford's win over Arizona in which he recorded three total tackles, including three tackles-for-loss and one quarterback sack ... Had three tackles, one tackle-for-loss and a sack vs. Oregon State ... In the season opener vs. Navy, he had two total tackles, which included a 10-yard sack and tackle-for-loss ... Named First-Team Academic All-Pac-10.
The 2004 Season: Saw limited playing time as a reserve defensive tackle.
The 2003 Season: Did not play as a true freshman defensive tackle.
In High School: First-Team All-State tight end as a senior from Tongue River HS in Wyoming ... Two-time First-Team All-Powder River Conference as a tight end and linebacker ... Sheridan County Player of the Year following his senior season ... Only Wyoming player nominated to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... Career stats include 79 receptions for 1,080 yards, 126 carries for 776 yards, 20 touchdowns, 201 assisted tackles and 134 solo tackles ... Two-time First-Team All-State in basketball following his sophomore and junior seasons ... 2002 NE Wyoming Regional Player of the Year as a junior ... Averaged over 20 points and 10 rebounds per game as a senior ... Placed fourth in the state track meet his junior season in the 200m and second in the shot put ... Member of the Dayton Community Youth Group, which performed community service in the local community.
Personal Information: Co-term working on a Masters in Management Science and Engineering and a Bachelors in Engineering ... Member of the National Honor Society ... His uncle, Marty Horn, was a two-time AP All-American QB at Lehigh where he played from 1982-85.
Getting To Know Chris Horn
Nickname: The legend
I would describe myself as a person as: Hardworker
The reason I love football is: The competition
I pattern my play after: No one
My favorite pre-game ritual is: Prayer
My greatest athletic moment is: Signing my letter to play at Stanford
The biggest thrill in my life to date is: Coming to Stanford
My favorite stadium in which to play is: Stanford Stadium
The reason I chose Stanford University is: Great academics and great athletics
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned:To cook and clean
The best thing about Stanford is: The weather
My least favorite class at Stanford is: IHUM
What sets Stanford apart from other college football programs: We actually go to class
The sports teams I followed when I was younger: 49ers and Bulls
When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be: Jerry Rice
The athlete I admire most is: Michael Jordan
The people I admire most are: My mom and dad
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be: George W. Bush
Favorite Food: Steak Least Favorite Food: Eggs
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: Peanut butter and jelly
Favorite TV Shows: SportsCenter and The OC
Favorite Actor: Russell Crowe
My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: Sacking the quarterback in the end zone for the game-winning safety in the Rose Bowl
Favorite musical groups or performers: Tim McGraw and Dave Matthews Band
If I were not playing college football, I would be: Going to school somewhere else
After my Stanford career, I'd like to be remembered as: A good teammate
The best advice I ever received was: You can't please everyone
The people who had the greatest influence on my life: My parents
The place I'd most like to visit: Australia
The favorite place I've visited: Jersey Shore
Ten years from now, I'd like to be: Healthy with a family
My advice to youngsters: Life's a garden, dig it
My most prized possession: My Chevy Blazer
If I won $1 million, I would: Travel the world
Last Updated: December 18, 2007