Keith Van Horne
No. 78
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1957-11-06) November 6, 1957 (age 66)
Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:281 lb (127 kg)
Career information
High school:Fullerton Union (Fullerton, California)
NFL draft:1981 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
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Keith Van Horne (born November 6, 1957) is an American former professional football player who was an offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for 13 seasons during the 1980s and 1990s. He played college football for the USC Trojans and earned consensus All-American honors. Van Horne was selected in the first round of the 1981 NFL Draft, and played professionally for the NFL's Chicago Bears. He is also the former son-in-law of former Vice President of the United States Walter Mondale.

Early years

Van Horne was born in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania. He attended Fullerton High School in Fullerton, California. His Fullerton football varsity teammates included future NFL New Orleans Saints tight end Hoby Brenner.

College career

He attended the University of Southern California, where he played for the USC Trojans football team from 1977 to 1980. He was part of the Trojans 1978 National Championship team. As a senior in 1980, Van Horne was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American.

Professional career

The Chicago Bears selected Van Horne in the first round (11th pick overall) of the 1981 NFL Draft, and he played for the Bears from 1981 though 1993. He was a member of the 1985 Chicago Bears team, winners of Super Bowl XX.[1] In his 13 NFL seasons, he played in 186 games for the Bears, and started 169 of them.

Personal life

Van Horne was married to Eleanor Mondale from 1988 to 1989.[2][3] He lives in the Chicago suburb of Riverwoods.


  1. ^ "Bears Trounce Patriots, 46-10, in Super Bowl". Los Angeles Times. January 27, 1986. Retrieved October 31, 2023.
  2. ^ Keith Van Horne to Marry Eleanor J. Mondale in April, The New York Times, February 14, 1988
  3. ^ Eleanor Mondale Wed in Wisconsin To Keith Van Horne, Football Tackle, The New York Times, April 10, 1988