Chris Horton
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Horton at Redskins training camp in 2011
Baltimore Ravens
Position:Special teams coordinator
Personal information
Born: (1984-12-29) December 29, 1984 (age 35)
Los Angeles, California
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:216 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:New Orleans (LA) De La Salle
NFL Draft:2008 / Round: 7 / Pick: 249
Career history
As player:
* Washington Redskins ( 2008 2010)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
* Baltimore Ravens ( 2015 2018)
Assistant special teams coach
  • Baltimore Ravens ( 2019–present)
    Special teams coordinator
  • Career highlights and awards
    * First-team All-Pac-10 (2007)
    Career NFL statistics
    Player stats at

    Christopher D. Horton (born December 29, 1984) is a former American football safety that is currently the special teams coach for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at UCLA.

    Early yearsEdit

    He graduated in 2003 from De La Salle High School in New Orleans[1] where he was a teammate of Marquise Hill.

    Professional playing careerEdit

    Washington RedskinsEdit

    Horton was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the seventh round (249th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. He officially signed a three-year, $1.191 million contract with the team on June 12, 2008. The contract included a $36,000 signing bonus.

    Making his first NFL start for the Redskins in Week 2 against the New Orleans Saints, Horton recovered a fumble and recorded two interceptions helping lead the team to a comeback victory. He was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts against the Saints. In the week 4 game against the Dallas Cowboys, he recorded his third interception of the season. On October 2, he was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month. For week 4 he was named Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week. As a rookie, he finished third among rookies in interceptions behind the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Aqib Talib and Arizona Cardinals Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

    Following the 2008 season, he was awarded $342,197 in additional pay from the NFL's performance-based pay system, which gives financial compensation based on a comparison of playing time to salary; this made him the third biggest beneficiary in 2008.[2]

    Horton was released by the Redskins on September 3, 2011, just before the start of the 2011 season.[3]

    New York GiantsEdit

    Horton signed with the New York Giants on March 15, 2012.[4] He was released on August 27, 2012.

    Professional coaching careerEdit

    Baltimore RavensEdit

    Horton originally joined the Baltimore Ravens as part of their coaching internship program.[5] In 2015, the Ravens officially hired him as an assistant special teams coach.[6]

    On March 15, 2019, it was announced Horton would be promoted to special teams coordinator after Jerry Rosburg announced his retirement from coaching.[7][5]


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