Horn Makes One Final Call…

Late last week word spread through the NFL grapevine that a 12-year veteran receiver was announcing his retirement. Joe Horn came from obscurity to have some impressive seasons with the New Orleans Saints, but he is likely to be remembered for…something else.

After attending high school in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Horn was all set to attend the University of South Carolina, but poor SAT scores prevented that from happening. Instead, he attended Itawamba Community College for the 1991 and 1992 seasons and drew virtually zero attention with his performance on the football field. He returned to North Carolina without a pro football offer until May of 1995, when the CFL’s Shreveport Pirates drafted him. Within months he was dealt to the CFL’s Memphis Mad Dogs, which is where he made his pro debut.

Horn must have made an impression while in Memphis because the Kansas City

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