Jaycee Horn
Horn with South Carolina in 2019
No. 8 – Carolina Panthers
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1999-11-26) November 26, 1999 (age 21)
Alpharetta, Georgia
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Alpharetta
College:South Carolina (2018–2020)
NFL Draft:2021 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
Career history
Roster status:Injured reserve
Career NFL statistics as of Week 2, 2021
Tackles:3
Pass deflections:1
Interceptions:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Jaycee DeAndre Horn (born November 26, 1999) is an American football cornerback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at South Carolina and was drafted eighth overall by the Panthers in the 2021 NFL Draft. His father, Joe Horn, played wide receiver in the National Football League in the 1990s and 2000s.

Early years

Horn attended Alpharetta High School in Alpharetta, Georgia. As a senior, he had 44 tackles and five interceptions. He played in the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.[1] He was originally committed to play college football at the University of Tennessee but changed to the University of South Carolina.[2][3]

College career

As a true freshman at South Carolina in 2018, Horn started 10 of 11 games and had 45 tackles with two sacks and was named freshman All-SEC.[4][5] As a sophomore in 2019, he started all 12 games, recording 40 tackles and one sack.[6] Horn returned to South Carolina as a starter in 2020.

On November 16, 2020, following the dismissal of former head coach Will Muschamp, Horn opted out of the remainder of the season, turning his focus to preparation for the 2021 NFL Draft.[7]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 0+34 in
(1.85 m)
205 lb
(93 kg)
33 in
(0.84 m)
9+18 in
(0.23 m)
4.40 s 1.55 s 2.60 s 41.5 in
(1.05 m)
11 ft 1 in
(3.38 m)
19 reps
All values from Pro Day[8]

Horn was selected by the Carolina Panthers with the eighth overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.[9] He signed his four-year rookie contract on June 15, 2021, worth $21.1 million.[10] Horn recorded his first career interception off Jameis Winston against the New Orleans Saints in the 26–7 win.[11] Against the Houston Texans, Horn suffered a broken foot in the third quarter of the Panthers 24–9 win and was placed on injured reserve on September 27.[12][13]

Personal life

His father, Joe Horn, played as a wide receiver in the NFL.[14] He is also the brother of the free agent, Joe Horn Jr.

References

  1. ^ Werner, Barry. "Under Armour All-American, Tennessee commit Jaycee Horn: 'I never saw this coming'". Usatodayhss.com. Retrieved 2020-09-30.
  2. ^ "Defensive back Jaycee Horn headlines new Gamecock recruits". Greenvilleonline.com. 2017-12-20. Retrieved 2020-09-30.
  3. ^ 4-star USC freshman defender ‘very confident in his abilities, and rightfully so’[dead link]
  4. ^ "Jaycee Horn and Israel Mukuamu are bringing some bite to the Gamecocks". Theathletic.com. 2019-08-13. Retrieved 2020-09-30.
  5. ^ Cloninger, David. "Gamecocks' fiery freshman Jaycee Horn has been bright spot for battered SC defense". Postandcourier.com. Retrieved 2020-09-30.
  6. ^ "Gamecocks' defensive back Jaycee Horn proving stats don't always tell the story". Postandcourier.com. Retrieved 2020-09-30.
  7. ^ Scarborough, Alex. "South Carolina top CBs Jaycee Horn, Israel Mukuamu opt out to focus on NFL draft". ESPN. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  8. ^ "Jaycee Horn, South Carolina, CB, 2021 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". draftscout.com. Retrieved July 5, 2021.
  9. ^ Gantt, Darin (April 29, 2021). "Panthers take Jaycee Horn eighth overall". Panthers.com. Retrieved May 2, 2021.
  10. ^ "Panthers agree to terms with first-round pick Jaycee Horn. Here are the contract details". charlotteobserver.com. Retrieved June 15, 2021.
  11. ^ "Jaycee Horn gets first pick, and extra work". www.panthers.com. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  12. ^ "Panthers' win costly as McCaffrey, Horn leave hurt". ESPN.com. 24 September 2021. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  13. ^ Gantt, Darin (September 27, 2021). "Panthers place CB Jaycee Horn on injured reserve". Panthers.com.
  14. ^ "From famous dad Joe to being passed over by Georgia, South Carolina's Jaycee Horn has a big matchup ahead". Theathletic.com. 2019-10-10. Retrieved 2020-09-30.